Logistic centers in the world, where transportation by road, rail, maritime and airway by location, combined transportation and storage and transportation services are provided together, are gaining importance day by day.
Global economic structures, niyazilogistic taking the right steps to increase distances and increase the diversity of the customer, lead the change of customer expectations. From this perspective, the eyes have been translated into global logistics, which can be defined as a system that efficiently uses and integrates all types of transport. The concept of global logistics envisages the efficient use of transport modes and other logistics activities at an optimum level. Today, multinational companies cannot survive without global logistics. For example, when we consider large oil companies, we can observe that they have extracted, transported, stored and refined oil. At all these stages, these companies use a variety of interconnected, different logistics solutions. This multi-logistic method that makes profit for businesses is used not only in the fuel sector but in many different sectors and provides great advantages to companies.
In the global world, competition is not experienced among competing companies but between supply chains where competing companies are involved. This race has also begun to be transferred to the staff of the companies that manage the supply chain of the companies. Because, in almost all sectors, supply chain, the lowest cost, the highest quality, is very important in terms of customer satisfaction. However, the companies that produce the fastest, most powerful, best solutions and can provide the highest quality service at the most affordable prices can survive. The companies that are focused on the competitive advantage outsource the services such as storage, distribution, packaging, recycling, customs clearance to the specialized companies and thus eliminate a significant cost burden.
It is very important for companies to have a vision to implement these tactics in terms of competition. Because, considering the level of development reached by the production power all over the world, the existence of quality products produced only by cheap labor force is insufficient to differentiate the firms. At this point, only the elements such as delivery time, recycling, warranty and repair time can take the companies a few steps forward in the competition process. This situation leads to the emergence of the concept of “niche logistics ecek which can be defined as customer and product oriented logistics solutions in logistics.
At this point our perspective, we need to turn to the role of Turkey in the global logistics. Turkey, from being a nomadic society, a sense of historically and instinctively advantage, sturdy can translate into advantages in today's world of global logistics? At the same time, can it use its position as a bridge between continents as an advantage today as it was in history?
Yes, the Turks have succeeded in integrating their practical approaches in logistics as an experience and knowledge to the logistics sector since they are a nomadic society. Being on top of important trade routes such as Silk Road and Spice Road, making conquests, planning the transportation of armies, consumables and ammunition correctly during these conquests, being an occasion to close an era and start a new era by conquering Istanbul by land, it has given the people living in this geography a natural view of logistics.
When the geopolitical position of our country is added to these characteristics, it is obvious that the Turkish logistics sector makes good use of these advantages. In addition, a number of investments and plans are being implemented to increase the strength of the logistics sector. In particular, the total number of logistic villages completed in the Köy Logistic Village 10 project, which was initiated in order to establish logistic centers in Turkey, which was established 10 years ago and which provides storage and transportation services with road, railway, maritime, airway access and combined transportation facilities by location, has been completed. 13 has reached.
When the project is completed and put into service as fully predicted, it will add 9 billion square meters of container stock and handling area to the logistics sector with an annual contribution of 40 billion dollars, 27 million tons of additional transportation. In these logistics centers spread to all regions of Turkey will also provide additional employment of 10 thousand people. Despite all these positive factors, there are serious steps to be taken to improve the logistics force in the world of Turkey. One of the most important of these is the establishment and development of logistics centers and ensuring that transport modes are parallel and balanced.