IX. International Logistics & Supply Chain Congress (LM-SCM2011)


Location: IZMIR, CESME, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 29, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 26, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 21, 2011
Paper Submission Date: May 23, 2011
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The 9th International Logistics & Supply Chain Congress is organized by the Department of International Logistics Management, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at YaÅŸar University in Izmir, Turkey in collaboration with Turkish Logistics Association and a number of national and international partners.

The Congress will be held at Altın Yunus Resort in Çeşme, Izmir, Turkey on 27-29 October 2011.

Main theme of the congress is “International Retail Logistics in the Value Era”, and the topics of the event will provide better understanding of Logistics and Supply Chain Management integrated concepts and activities to develop sustainable value chains in today’s Value Era.

Speeches from Logistics and Retail Industries
Professionals from the Retail, Logistics and Transportation Industries will give speeches at a conference, which will be organized during the Congress.

Academics and professionals will convene together to discuss and exchange ideas in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management - in Retails Logistics area, in particular. Academic presentations will be made on subjects, such as “Retail Logistics”, “Value Creation”, “Supply Chain Management”, “Logistics Management”, “Transportation Management”, “City Logistics”, “Information Systems in Logistics”, “Green Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, “Reverse Logistics”, “Outsourcing”, ‘Supplier Relations Management”, “Total Quality Management”, “Production and Processing Management”, “Materials Management” and etc.

Opening speeches
- Professor Dr. Mehmet TANYAS, President, LODER-Turkish Association of Logistics
- Professor Dr. Baybars TEK, Yasar University
- Professor Dr. Murat BARKAN, Rector, Yasar University
- Ahmet YIGITBASI, President, Yasar University Board of Trustees
- Binali YILDIRIM, Minister of Transportation (upon confirmation)
- Nihat ERGUN, Minister of Industry and Trades (upon confirmation)

Worldwide known Keynote Speakers and a number of Invited Speakers both from and outside of Turkey will be making speeches and presentations.

Keynote Speakers
- Professor Dr. Donald J. BOWERSOX, Michigan State University, U.S.A. (A Pioneer in logistics and the first author of a logistics book in the world)
- Professor Dr. Martin CHRISTOPHER, Cranfield University, U.K. (Another Pioneer in lojistics)
- Professor Dr. S. Tamer CAVUSGIL, Georgia State University, U.S.A. (Internationally recognized distinguished Professor)
- Professor Dr. Brenda STERNQUIST, Michigan State University, U.S.A. (Internationally recognized distinguished Professor)
- Professor Dr. Antonio RIZZI, Parma University, Italy (Internationally recognized distinguished Professor)
- Professor Dr. Elen TWRDY, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Internationally recognized distinguished Professor)
- Assistant Professor Dr. Cagrı Gürbüz, Zaragoza Logistics Center, SPAIN (recognized distinguished Professor)

Invited Speakers from Turkey
- Professor Dr. Mehmet TANYAS, President, LODER-Turkish Association of Logistics
- Servet TOPALOGLU, CEO, Dogan Holding and Member of Yasar Holding Board of Directors
- Mehmet NANE, President, AMPD-Association of Shopping Malls and Retailers
- Selamet AYGUN, President, Turkish Federation of Retailers
- Seref SONGOR, Former President, Turkish Federation of Retailers
- Dr.Temel KOTIL, Assoc.Professor, General Manager, Turkish Airlines (upon confirmation)
- Geza DOLOGH, President, Chamber of Shipping Izmir Branch Board of Directors
- Cemal ELMASOGLU, President, EGÄ°AD-Association of Aegean Young Entrepreneurs
- Professor Dr. Tunc EREM, President, Turkish Association of Marketing
- Zekeriya MUTLU,President, Association of Craftsmen
- Professor Dr. Gulcin BUYUKOZKAN, Galatasaray University,
- Assistant Professor Dr. Muhammed BAMYACI, Maltepe University
- Yilmaz ATILLA, Corporate Relations Director, Tesco-Kipa
- Professor Dr. Atilla YILDIZTEKIN, Logistics Consultant

A considerable participation is expected representing both
- the academics
- the logistics industry
- the Craftsmen Association
- the marketing and retail industries.

In parallel to the Congress, a JOB FAIR is organized where the students will meet the industry representatives. Students and senior students of Yaşar University, in particular, will have opportunities to discuss and present their cv’s, for possible jobs in the future, to logistics related companies having fairstands.

In addition, a daily visit to the antique cities and places, such as the Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Pergamon and Agora in/nearby Izmir will be organized upon request the next day after the congress.

We hereby acknowledge that all submissions focusing on the topics provided on the web page of the congress are welcome and hope to see you in November 2011, in Izmir - the hub of logistics in the region since 5000 years.

Please visit us for more details at http://lm-scm2011.yasar.edu.tr

Professor Ömer Baybars TEK
Congress Chair
Dept. of Int. Logistics Management, Chair
YaÅŸar University
Ãœniversite Caddesi No.35-37
Bornova 35100

Professor Mehmet TANYAÅž
Congress Co-Chair
Department of International Trades and Logistics Management, Chair
Maltepe University
Marmara Eğitim Köyü
Maltepe 34857


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