Phd. Faculty Member Nurten POLAT DEDE
Elif Nur KARASOY
İstanbul Medipol University
Today, companies that grow and develop with globalization have started to give more importance to logistics activities than to previous periods in order to have a share in the international market. In order to achieve a competitive advantage, firms’ ability to develop efficient and effective practices depends on increasing the quality and contribution of employees. Accordingly, the number of universities providing logistics training has increased in parallel with the search for employees with qualified knowledge and skills in the field of logistics. Within the scope of this study, the curriculum of the programs that contain words logistics, carriage, transportation in its name is examined. Content analysis has been conducted in relation to the curricula reviewed and the study has been tried to reveal the differences in the findings. In addition to the difficulties in logistics education and the reasons for the differences in curriculum curricula, the focus interviews with the academicians who work in the logistics programs have been made and a wider perspective has been gained.
As the main reasons for failure to meet standards in logistics education within the scope of the interviews; the lack of adequate academicians in the field and the difficulties of adapting some of the academicians and instructors that come from the sector to the culture and practices of universities, the efforts of universities to be accredited for logistics programs are still in their initial stages, universities have updated their curricula at certain intervals, which are specific to the needs of the logistics sector, and have different perspectives for logistics education. The study aims to review the current state of logistics education, reexamine problems relating to its growth, contribute to the logistics education by presenting the reasons and results of lack of standards in logistics education.
Keywords: Business Management, Logistics Education, Standardization
Jel Code: M1, M10, I20