Award Date

Summer 2012

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Hospitality Administration


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Jean Hertzman, Chair

Number of Pages



The purpose of this professional paper is to identify and describe the way logistics and supply chain management practices can be used for costs savings. As hotel companies manage and operate their properties, they should focus on several aspects such as logistics management, inventory management, information technology, procurement and distribution, lean and green supply chain practices. Finally, this paper explores the competitive benefits that come from applying these concepts. Part three will contain a set of recommendations how they can be utilized in the hotel industry


Business logistics; Hospitality industry; Hotel management; Lean manufacturing


Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Hospitality Administration and Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Strategic Management Policy