Message From the Department Head

Logistics and supply chain information become more valuable in the multi-layered and complex new global digital commercial platforms; creating and managing more dynamic, efficient and cost-effective logistics and supply chain process practices constitute the main duties of logistics and supply chain professionals, managers and employees.

Therefore, the new generation logistics and supply chain leaders and manpower are the main determinant of the service, production and industrial sectors; they will be sources of transformation, manufacturer, manager, practitioner, supporter and maintainer.

Today organizations, businesses and firms in the logistics and supply chain sectors want to key skill areas to gain:

Global logistics and supply chain which are A-Class, World Class or First Class, provide uninterrupted flow of products, services, information and finance,

  • With advanced communication technologies, the sector use logistics and supply chain information systems,
  • Making multi-layered network designs for the supply chain and providing risk management solutions,
  • Using multiple transportation systems; to provide high-performance and low-cost logistics services to their customers
  • Providing customized, competitive and innovative logistics and supply chain solutions for their customers, throughout end-to-end complex network structure,
  • Providing a wide range of sustainable integrated logistics services,
  • Providing environmentally friendly and sustainable logistics and supply chain best practices.
  • With fulfilling social responsibilities, to raise the living standards of the society and to add value to the society.                            

The new generation logistics and supply chain manpower are the main determinants of the service and production sectors. In this context, the employment, job and career fields of the students who will graduate from the Logistics Program are spread over a wide range and scale. There is a large employment gap in Ankara, Turkey and in the world regarding logistics manpower stated in the following items:

  • Global freight forwarding and logistics service providers.
  • International transportation and logistics services providing companies.
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) services providing companies.
  • Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) services providing companies.
  • Freight Forwarder.
  • International shipping companies.
  • Carrier companies and transport operators.
  • Warehouse management.
  • Distribution centres.
  • Inventory management.
  • Procurement and purchasing units.
  • Marketing and sales.
  • Cargo brokers and transport and freight agencies.
  • Cargo companies.
  • E-Commerce and e-logistics companies.
  • Humanitarian aid and earthquake logistics areas.
  • Logistics operations and service management areas.
  • Customer service and customer relationship management areas in logistics services.
  • Road, airway, waterway and railway cargo / freight transport.
  • Multi modal transportation: intermodal and combined transportation.
  • Transport management.
  • Logistic bases, villages and centres.
  • Air and seaports terminals.
  • Load transfer centres and load terminals.
  • Customs.
  • Load and cargo management.
  • Logistics information systems and automation fields.
  • Specialization areas such as loading, unloading, handling and packaging.