LOGISTICS EDUCATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN 21ST CENTURY: NEW TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
In today’s business world, it is understood that the Logistic and Supply Chain Management (SCM) are themselves competition factors for the organizations. However, it is also understood that the professionals especially in small and mid-sized enterprises and public institutions are not satisfying regarding the SCM (Suply Chain management) and Logistic Education. The insufficiency in this subject affects all the processes, decreases their profitability and affects the speed and quality of the service given by the public institutions. In this context, it is evaluated that the Logistic and SCM education are important for the professional managers in the subjects of Global Higher Education System.
The demand for intermediate staff and manager for logistics and logistics management, which are regarded as one of the future jobs, has rapidly increased in parallel with the development of the sector. This demand means “Logistics Technician and Logistics Manager ” for the transportation and logistics sector. Universities take responsibility to raise both in tecnicians and managers but these educations are pretty different each other. The aim of this paper to focus on the importance and differences of logistics and supply chain education in universities all over the world. Emphasizing new trends and opportunuties on logistics education is another purpose of this paper. It is aimed that the study we mentioned, will provide a contribution to higher education practices in terms of logistics and supply chain educations and its employment way. Expected results indicate that logistics education structure is subject to new transformation in the near future. It is necessary for supporting this transformation by human resource and carrier development of companies and institutions.