The Department of Logistics Management and Engineering of Beijing Jiaotong University was established in 1946 as the first undergraduate major in material management to train management talents for railway supply logistics. In order to train professional management talents for railway supply logistics, we have successively built the first master's program (established in 1979, material management engineering) and doctoral program (established in 1996, material circulation engineering, which was incorporated into the first-class discipline of management science and Engineering, established in 1997). It is the first university in China with a complete training system of logistics management talents with undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees. In 2009, it won the post-doctoral mobile station of management science and engineering, which is the first discipline in China with a complete talent training system of logistics management. In 2007, the logistics management major of Beijing Jiaotong University was selected as the first batch of national characteristic specialty construction points. It is the first logistics management discipline with Chinese academicians.
The Department of Logistics Management has great influence in the academic and industrial circles, and has an important impact on the national logistics industry policy, industry standards, regional planning and so on. Over the years, the discipline has trained a large number of logistics management talents at all levels for the country, especially for the railway system. It has made outstanding research achievements in the field of logistics management and engineering, and has made important contributions to the development of logistics related industries and enjoys a high reputation in the society. In the third-party evaluation, Beijing Jiaotong University's logistics management major ranked first for many times.
The Department of Logistics Management is the main construction unit of Beijing key discipline (Management Science and Engineering in 2002). It is the national virtual simulation test center (2015), the Beijing Key Laboratory of Logistics Management and Technology (2009), the Beijing Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center (2008), and the Beijing Logistics Informatization Research base - Beijing Philosophy and social science research base (2014) Important participants in the project.
Based on the principles of strengthening foundation, subject integration, innovation and development, and serving the society, the Department of logistics management has made clear the training objectives of innovative logistics management talents and the talent training concept of "academic guidance, interaction of research and learning, and equal emphasis on knowledge and practice". Remarkable achievements have been made in exploring the ways of talent cultivation of industry research learning interaction and constructing the practical teaching system with equal emphasis on knowledge and practice. Many of the students trained have become leading scholars of logistics discipline, famous experts of property knowledge, senior managers of logistics enterprises, as well as principals of listed companies and intermediate forces of logistics management teams of various industries.
The research of logistics management department involves agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, energy, transportation, manufacturing and other industries. The research and consultation for governments and enterprises at all levels involves regional logistics development strategy, logistics park planning, logistics tracking and logistics informatization, urban distribution and urban logistics policy. During the 12th Five Year Plan period, it has undertaken nearly 20 major, key and general projects of NSFC, 1 EU 7th Framework project, and more than 20 provincial and ministerial projects such as doctoral program fund and Beijing Social Science Fund. The research on logistics development strategy and planning of Beijing and Yunnan Province was approved by the main leaders of the provincial Party committee. It provides a number of logistics management consulting research for large state-owned enterprises such as China Railway Corporation, CNPC and Beijing shounong group.
The Department of logistics management has gathered a group of well-known scholars, including 1 academician of Chinese Academy of engineering, 2 new century talents of Ministry of education, 1 member of Logistics Teaching Steering Committee and 1 vice president of China Logistics Association. In 2011, it was awarded as Beijing excellent teaching team.