Selected Bibliography –

When addressing the subject of logistics engineering, one should become familiar not only with the literature in this field, but with some of the subject areas that are closely aligned with logistics. “Logistics,” by nature, is highly interdisciplinary, and acquiring knowledge in related areas is essential if one is to progress and successfully implement logistics engineering requirements for any given program or project.

Scholarship Programs –

CLEP’s Scholarship Program was also established in 2010 to provide financial support to students who demonstrate promise in their academic and professional Logistics Engineering accomplishments, and to provide CLEP Members and their families resources to help off-set tuition in times of financial need.

The CLEP Keith McClendon Scholarship:

The Keith McClendon Scholarship in named in honor of Mr. Keith McClendon of Huntsville, Alabama. Keith was a devoted husband, father, co-worker and friend. His contributions to the United States Army Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) and to the Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals (CLEP) were numerous and unselfishly given.

Please send your request for the CLEP Keith McClendon Scholarship application to CLEP’s Vice President, Education, Mr. Vijay Chachra, at

Organizational Capability Maturity Model –

The Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals (CLEP) has developed the “Organizational Capability Model for Logistics Engineering” (OCM-LE) to provide a conceptual approach for evaluating the maturity of an organizations processes in the areas of Logisitics Management and Logisitics Engineering services.

While there are many variations and flavors of logistics engineering practices, the objective of this document is to establish a baseline foundation, or framework, to help build a more refined evaluation process that can then be tailored to the specific needs of individual logistics engineering organizations. The overall goal in offering this unique guide lies with the hope that it will help facilitate the progress and growth of practicing logistics engineering organizations currently operating in both industrial and government sectors.

This guide offers a new approach tool to help quantify an organization’s overall logistics engineering effectiveness. It offers a methodology to evaluate a measurable level of logistics performance for supporting program development and operational sustainment throughout a system’s planned life cycle.

The monograph contains the following sections and appendices:
1.0 Introduction
2.0 The Organizational Evaluation Process
3.0 Organizational Capability Maturity Model: Logistics Engineering (OCM/LE)
4.0 Case Studies
5.0 Conclusions


Evaluation Questionnaires
Evaluation Questionnaire Scoring Sheet
Selected Bibliography

To obtain a copy of the monograph, contact

Authored by: Benjamin S. Blanchard, CPL; Dr. Ralph L. Harper; Ms. Brittany J. Hill; and James L. Martin, CPL