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16th Intercollegiate Logistics Case Competition Awards Announced

16th Intercollegiate Logistics Case Competition Awards Announced
02 October 2019

The winners of the “Intercollegiate Logistics Case Competition’, organized for the 16th time this year in cooperation with the Logistics Association (LODER) under the main sponsorship of Mars Logistics, were announced.


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ISTANBUL (TR) - Mars Logistics and Logistics Association (LODER) 16th Intercollegiate Logistics Case Competition award ceremony was held in Istanbul with the participation of sector representatives, academicians and students. A total of 18 students from 6 teams participated in the final stage of the competition. Following the presentations made in three categories throughout the day, the winners were students of Piri Reis University, Ondokuz Mayıs University and Celal Bayar University. Awards and plaques for the winning teams, Mars Logistics managers, LODER President Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tanyaş and academics from the competition jury.

Sector-university cooperation in logistics is strengthening.

LODER President Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tanyaş underlined that they aim to bring talented students to the sector and emphasized the importance of logistics education in universities. Stating that they are very happy to organize the 16th edition of the competition, which is consistently carried out in the field of logistics, Mars Air and Sea Cargo Deputy General Manager Aydın Çevik said, "I advise young people aiming a career in logistics to analyze the importance of these three concepts very well; knowledge, foreign language and courage. I recommend them to enter the business life when they are confident, with the courage of having at least one foreign language, equipped with the knowledge, instead of taking steps to gain experience without being completely ready”.
Stating that they have acted with the awareness of creating a bright country with their education, culture and social responsibility activities since its establishment, Aydın Çevik said, "As Mars Logistics, we continue to raise awareness in the sector with the “Logistics Case Contest.” We are building a communication bridge between the business world and students in order to bring young talents to the sector and contribute to the development of the sector. We strengthen sector-university cooperation by inspiring students' innovative ideas”.

Winners of the 16th Inter-University Logistics Case Contest

In category A (undergraduate and 4-year high school category, which is the word logistics in the program name) winners were Piri Reis University International Logistics and Transportation Department students Deniz Yendün, Elijah Baş and Melisa Aydemir, while the runners-up in this category were Dokuz Eylül University Logistics Management students Özcan Erciez, September Yeşim Temizkul and Umutcan Albaş.

In category B (undergraduate and 4-year high school category without the word logistics), winners were the students of Ondokuz Mayıs University Industrial Engineering Department; Ayşegül Şahin, Hiranur Turhan and Zilal Nur Karabal, and the runners-up of B Category were Erciyes University Industrial Engineering Department's students Atakan Gün, Kübra Işık and Rabia Emilli.

In category C (2-year vocational high school category with the word logistics in the program name) winners were Celal Bayar University Kırkağaç Vocational High School students Ebru Sakallı, Gamze Topan and Buse Yilmaz, and the runners-up were Mine Biricik, Mustafa Erçakır and Nurşin Şili from the same university.

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About Mars Logistics:

Founded in 1989, Mars Logistics operates as a group company providing all logistics services. Mars Logistics, which provides international road, air, sea and rail transportation services, provides an integrated system to its customers by providing services in the fields of project transportation, intermodal transportation, fair and event logistics, storage, customs management and insurance. Headquartered in Istanbul, Mars, which has branches in Turkey and abroad, provides smart solutions to its customers with bonded and duty-free storage services in an indoor and outdoor area of ​​approximately 161 thousand m². Mars Logistics develops sector-specific solutions for many sectors such as chemicals, healthcare, cosmetics, energy and retail, primarily automotive and textile. Mars has one of Turkey's youngest and largest fleets Logistics vehicle fleet by 2650 in Europe, North Africa, the Balkans and the Turkic Republics gives road transport services. Mars Air and Sea Cargo, which is the founding member of WIN, reaches all countries in the world and offers a professional system in airline & maritime transport. Turkey's largest 250 companies located between Mars in Turkey with the GRI sustainability report published last certified A + level has managed to become one of the top 10 companies. Mars Logistics, which continues to grow by making a difference in the logistics sector with its more than 1500 employees, offers an environmental and sustainable service model with its Intermodal Transportation System. Aiming for continuous development and change in the sector, Mars is particularly focused on supporting education in corporate social responsibility projects.