Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Head, Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Name:  Tamire Ashuro
Office room 124, Aba Gada Jilo Mandho Building
Telephone Number: -
Mobile: 0925878368
P.O.Box 144, Bule Hora, Ethiopia
Overview Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The program unit has long been providing an undergraduate degree program in “Logistics and Supply Chain Management”. The accelerated rate of change in the world economy is driven by an empowered consumer; a shift in economic power toward the end of the supply chain; deregulation of key industries; globalization; and rapid change of technology make Purchasing and Supply Management a strategic function in various organizations. Such scope paradigm shifts from routine operational activities to more strategic approach for the management of the Supply Chain Management as integrated whole forced the higher institutions to rethink the curriculum revision.
The program is established with the mission of producing qualified and competent people in the area of Logistics and Supply chain Management.  It is also in line with the national priority agendas as it aims to produce graduates who can uplift the economy by properly managing the networks or chains a particular organization is in. There is no problem with regard to demand for the products of the program as revealed in terms of the response obtained from stakeholders via the various symposiums undertaken and the vacancies issued each day from varieties of organizations.
The Department runs undergraduate programs namely:
  •   BA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Regular and weekend)
  • MA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Graduate Profile
Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be able to perform the following activities:
  • Work as purchase officer, inventory controller, or stores and receiving manager, logistics manager, and supply chain manager;
  • Work as transportation manager;
  • Manage port operations, transit shipping and multimodal operation;
  • Plan and organize logistics management functions;
  • Design, plan, and control supply chain operations; plan & manage demand and supply in a supply chain;
  • Identify potential suppliers; develop criteria for selection of suppliers; supervise, follow-up, and expedite purchase; design performance evaluation of suppliers; and develop long term supplier relationships;
  • Control and manage receiving and inspection activities; develop store classification and codification of systems;
  • Determine economic order quantities, maximum stock levels, safety stock levels, and keep store ledger account; determine values of materials issued and works for optimal utilization of material resources;
  • Negotiate on projects/purchase contracts and manage purchase contracts;
  • Carry out custom clearing operations;
  • Serve as project leaders, researchers, and consultants in logistic and supply chain management;
  • Take the initiative of establishing their own business;
  • Professionally manage materials within both for profit and for non -profit organizations;
  • Coordinate the activities of supply chain management;
  • Carry out international logistics operations;
  • Perform and process tender; and
  • Have a comprehensive and systematic understanding of research techniques and methodologies applicable to logistics and supply chain management theory.