Marketing & Logistics
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In the Marketing & Logistics Department, we are passionate about opportunities and events that allow our faculty, staff, and students to learn from one another, outside academics, and professional organizations.

Keep reading below to learn more about our upcoming and past events! For live updates and more detailed information, please follow us on LinkedIn:

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Marketing & Logistics Research Camps

Learn more about our Research Camps and see past speakers.

Marketing & Logistics Research Brownbags

These seminar series are designed to provide students and faculty with an interactive environment to discuss academic and practice topics in the Marketing and Logistics fields. Please click the links below to go to the Brownbag websites and see the upcoming schedules.

Featured Events

Explore more events featuring Fisher College of Business Marketing & Logistics faculty and students!


The Department of Marketing and Logistics, in collaboration with TEDxOhioStateUniversitySalon and CBUS Retail, proudly presented Connect on March 27, 2019. The event included five TED-style presentations by logistics students, faculty, and Columbus-based industry professionals.

Logistics has long been described as a boundary-spanning activity. It connects companies to their suppliers and customers through the flow of inventory and information. The logistics business function must coordinate activities with all other business functions to ensure fulfillment of the right product at the right place and time, in the right quantities and condition for the customer – at the right cost. With the rise of social media and other technological innovations, companies of all kinds are increasingly trying to establish connections directly with consumers.

Each talk highlighted a diverse perspective on why connections are important, how they might be achieved, what perils they can present, and, ultimately, what that future of these connections might look like. Enjoy the recorded versions of all five presentations below.

Pfizer Keynote

The Department of Logistics presents Jim Cafone, VP of Network Design & Performance at Pfizer to present Keynote talk, “LIGHTSPEED:  The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine”.

Details of about Jim and other events

Supply Chain Hackathon

The Department of Logistics, in cooperation with the Department of Operations within the Fisher College of Business hosted the inaugural supply chain sustainability hackathon from October 6th-8th in partnership with Simwell simulation and supply chain consultants. The goal was for student groups to use anyLogistix, a leading supply chain analytics software, to analyze a supply chain sustainability case (showcasing a realistic and current business problem) and recommend solutions to a panel of judges. The judges then evaluated their recommendations in terms of technical merit and professionalism of the presentation and choose the best performing teams to earn scholarship prizes! With the amount totaling $10,000 to be split among the various winners.

If you would like more information about the event, use the following link: Inaugural Supply Chain Sustainability Hackathon.

To learn more about how you can get involved with future supply chain sustainability hackathons, please contact Vince Castillo at