Aksum University Logistics and Supply Chain Department

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Aksum University Logistics and Supply Chain Management Department

Aksum University Logistics and Supply Chain Department – Check Below:

  1. Rationale for the program

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 technology. All of these forces of change elevated the importance of Logistics and Supply Chain Management as a strategic weapon for competitive advantage.

In line with world economic growth our country now on the growth truck which demand large number of logistics and supply chain managers that play their own role for the continuity of this growth, especially when the scarce number of professionals on the areas(transportation, purchasing, logistics, port operation, value chain … )  and the industrial growth where not balanced.

Especially the fast economic growth that we see in our country, lead to transportation sector expansion and construction of dry ports at various places in the country which increase complexity of logistics and port operation which cannot be handled except competent   professionals.

Thus, the program set up to respond to this large number of professional demand by producing qualified and competent logistics and supply chain professionals for the country.

  1.  Program Objective

The objective of this program is to produce Logistics and Supply Chain Management professionals for all types of organizations.

  1.  General Objectives

The program is generally designed to produce well qualified, competent, responsible and ethical logisticians and supply chain management experts who will work in public, business, and non-governmental organizations. In addition, the graduates of the program will play significant roles in Ethiopia’s economic, social and political endeavors.

  1. Specific Objectives

Specifically, the program is designed:

  1. To produce academically qualified and competent graduates with updated knowledge in the field of logistics and supply management.
  2. Enable students to develop production planning and scheduling
  3. To produce qualified individuals who can design, plan, and manage supply chain operations.
  4. To graduate professionals who can strategically coordinate activities of production, inventory, purchasing, transportation, and warehousing with in a particular company and across business within the supply chain.
  5. Enable students to handle both domestic and foreign purchasing
  6. To equip learners with the basic principles and procedures of Banking and customs clearance activities.
  7. To produce qualified professionals who can effectively design transportation system.
  8. To produce professionals who can manage store operations and design and implement inventory control systems; lead negotiation team;
  9. To advance knowledge of logistics and supply chain management through research
  1. Professional and Graduate profile 
    1. Professional profile

In today’s competitive environment, managing the supply chain and effectively controlling supply chain costs is critical for every business. Then, this will create a demand for employees with current skills and knowledge on how to effectively manage the supply chain. This program could provide graduates with a solid grounding in important business skills and knowledge.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career as an analyst, manager, or specialist in business organizations. Specifically, the program is designed for those who plan a professional or managerial career in the field of logistics and supply chain management. Such as,

  • Purchasing manager
  • Procurement analyst
  • Inventory manager/controller
  • Inventory Planner/Analyst
  • stores and receiving manager
  • Ware housing and material handling manger
  • Custom clearing operations manger
  • logistician
  • Transport manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Production/Operation Manager/Supervisor
  • Consultant and trainer in procurement, transportation, production planning & scheduling and materials management
  • Consultant in logistics and supply chain management institution
    1.  Graduate Profile

Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be able to do 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 keeps 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 his/her 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
  • Has a comprehensive and systematic understanding of research techniques and methodologies applicable to logistics and supply chain management theory.
  1. Academic Program and streams


Academic program





Bachelor degree  LSCM

3 years

6 years

4 years

Masters of arts in LSCM

2 years

4 years

  1. 1/2 years
  1. Academic Requirements 
    1.  Admission Requirements Forundergraduate program

Admission to all regular degree programs is based on the national admissions requirements set by the ministry of Education

  1. Admission Requirements  For postgraduate Program

To admit potential applicant for master’s program in Logistics and supply chain managemnt will be selected by the admission committee of the department of logistics and supply chain management in contingent with the applicants’ number and undergraduate discipline background. If the numbers of the applicants to be admitted is exceeding to the capacity of the department, applicants will take a GMAT test prepared by the admission committee.

  1. Program Staff Profile and Address











MBA- Lecturer

PhD fellow ship

Solomon Haftu


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