The LoDI Index, developed by the Logistics and Distribution Institute at the University of Louisville is an economic activity forecasting index that gauges the logistics and distribution activity in the Greater Louisville region for the next month.
It was first launched in March 2012 with a value of 58. The November 2012 value shows an increase from March.
A value greater than 50 indicates a healthy level of logistics and distribution activity in the metropolitan Louisville areas. LDI plans to release an index for the entire nation by December 2012.
A video of some of the research undertaken at LoDI was unveiled and showcased recently at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) meeting in Phoenix from October 14-17, 2012 to over 4,200 attendees alongside videos from Carnegie Mellon, Northeastern, Naval Postgraduate School, Purdue, and the University of Alabama.