Mike Doss

Transportation and Logistics Teacher

Mike Doss

About the Teacher


University of Memphis
BBA in Business Management
MBA in Information Technology



I have 8 years of experience teaching logistics, transportation and supply chain management in Career and Technical Education at CTC East. I have also taught distribution operations for Workforce Development at NWCC.  I previously owned an IT consulting and services company specializing in warehouse management systems development and installation.  I have also been an IT manager for a large medical device company and an applications development manager for a software consulting firm.  In addition to teaching logistics, I also teach and judge marching percussion.

My credentials include:


Certifications & Distinctions

GLA (Global Logistics Associate) from APICS

CLA (Certified Logistics Associate) from MSSC

CLT (Certified Logistics Technician) from MSSC

Certified Instructor for CLA & CLT Certifications from MSSC

OSHA-10 Certification

Certificate of Forklift Operations

Skills USA Advisor

ACT WorkKeys NCRC Platinum Level Achievement


CTC East Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Top 40 Under 40 (Memphis Business Journal)


Professional Development Highlights

CPAS2 Transportation Logistics IAD Test Development 2013-2018

MHI CTE Educator's Summit 2017 (Charlotte, NC)

Transportation Logistics Curriculum & Resource Development (Mississippi State RCU) 2013, 2017

MHI MODEX Student and Educator Days 2016 (Atlanta, GA)

MHI PROMAT Student and Educator Days 2015 (Chicago, IL)

MHI CTE Educator's Summit 2015 (Allentown, PA)

Advisory Board

Advisory Board President


We are proud to have Dr. Ernest Nichols as our Advisory Board President for the Logistics and Supply Chain Program.



Dr. Ernest Nichols is Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Coordinator of SCM Programs in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis.  Dr. Nichols' research has addressed a number of integrated SCM topics.  He has conducted SCM consulting and educational programs for a number of Fortune 500 corporations and governmental agencies. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Nichols was a management consultant with Dialog Systems, Inc. Dr. Nichols received his BA in Economics from the University of Maine, his MBA with a concentration in Materials and Logistics Management and Ph.D. in Business Administration from Michigan State University.


Welcome to the 2020-21 school year and to the Logistics program at the Career & Technology Center East.  We look forward to a fantastic year!



Text & Reference Books Used in Class:

Year 1

MHI Career & Technical Education.  Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution Volume 1:  An Introductory Course in Material Handling.  North Carolina:  MHI, 2015.  ISBN:  978-0-996-40110-4

MHI Career & Technical Education.  Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution Volume 2:  Warehouse Operations.  North Carolina:  MHI, 2012.  ISBN:  978-0-996-40111-1

MHI Career & Technical Education.  Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution Volume 3:  Warehouse & Personal Performance.  North Carolina:  MHI, 2013.  ISBN:  978-0-996-40112-8

MHI Career & Technical Education.  Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution Volume 4:  Developing Your Soft Skills-Making a Successful Leap from the Classroom to the Workplace.  North Carolina:  MHI, 2014.  ISBN:  978-0-996-40113-5


Year 2

Handfield, Robert B. and Nichols, Jr., Ernest L.  Introduction to Supply Chain Management.  New Jersey:  Prentice Hall, 1999.  ISBN:  978-0-136-21616-2

Christopher, Martin.  Logistics & Supply Chain Management. NewYork: Pearson Hall, 2011.   ISBN:  978-0-273-73112-2

Goldsby, Dr. Thomas and Martichenko, Robert.  Lean Six Sigma Logistics.  Boca Raton:  J. Ross Publishing, 2005.  ISBN:  978-1-932159-36-3

Photo Album

In-Class Trade Show


The Logistics class recently added radio controlled “drones” to the classroom through the receipt of a local research grant. These indoor drones were purchased in order to study the use of drone technology in distribution center environments for activities such as physical inventory, cycle counting and verification. Students were already familiar with inventory management concepts and performing inventory counts through the use of manual processes and barcode equipment, but the addition of drones adds an entirely new opportunity for efficiency, speed and reduction of labor required to perform the task. 

P2P Career Expo 2019

2019 Pathways to Possibilities Business Expo brought 3,000 8th graders to the Landers Center to see various professional pathways to careers.

P2P Career Expo 2018

Our seniors took our RF forklift interactive display on the road to the Career Expo where over 1,500 8th graders were able to enjoy the activity and learn about logistics.

Scale Model Warehouse

With help from a 2017-18 Foundation for Excellence grant we were able to construct a scale model warehouse complete with radio controlled forklifts. Watch the progress!