Being a logistician is a profession of the XXI century

Logistics is a comprehensive process of planning, managing, and controlling the flow of material, information, and financial resources from the point of their initial production or supply to the final consumption or use, with the primary goal of satisfying customer needs. This field includes key aspects such as warehousing, transportation, inventory management, supply chain management, as well as the use of information technologies.

In the modern world, logistics plays a key role in ensuring the efficient functioning of businesses and achieving competitive advantages in the market. The term "logistics" entered common usage relatively recently and originates from the Greek "logistike," which translates to "the art of calculating, reasoning, thinking, and pondering."

Since 2000, private business owners in Kyrgyzstan have actively started to implement logistics, realizing that market competition requires efficient resource management for sustainable business development. This has led to an increase in interest in logistics from governmental structures, the academic sector, and the general population. Short-term courses and support from foreign countries and donor organizations have contributed to the dissemination of knowledge about logistics.

The global recognition of the importance and demand for logistics in the economy has contributed to its development as a new scientific field. In Kyrgyzstan, the training of highly qualified personnel in the field of "Logistics" began in 2011 based on the Department of Logistics, which was established within the Kyrgyz-German Technical Institute of the Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I. Razzakov. In 2021, due to high achievements in scientific research, academic sphere, and expansion of international cooperation, the Department of Logistics was transformed into the "International Higher School of Logistics" by the decision of the Academic Council of the I. Razzakov Kyrgyz State Technical University.

Currently, the International Higher School of Logistics offers programs in accordance with the State Educational Standard of Higher Professional Education 580600 - "Logistics", providing education for students seeking bachelor's, master's, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in the field of logistics.

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The state educational standards of higher professional education of the bachelor’s taught program of the Kyrgyz Republic
Types and tasks of the professional activity of undergraduates
The duties of a coordinator, contractor or manager at junior and secondary level involve the following types of professional activities of undergraduates
Procurement logistic and supply chain management of goods, works and services
Production logistics and distribution logistics of goods and services
Inventory management
Urban and international transport logistics
Logistics information systems
Food logistics
These are the specific types of professional activities that a graduate is mainly preparing for. Consequently, they should determine the content of their educational program, which is developed by the university based on the relevant professional standards (if available) or in conjunction with interested employers..
The above-mentioned professional activities of undergraduates involve the following tasks:
Procurement logistic and supply chain management of goods, works and services
1. Procurement logistics and supply chain management of goods, works and services.
2. Coordination of the development of the company's production program, its plan for the distribution or sale of goods, works and services for a certain period.
3. Determining the material resource requirements and the characteristics and quantity of goods, works and services.
4. Carrying out market research of suppliers and contractors, analyzing and identifying possible sources of supply.
5. Drawing up a supply and procurement plan, defining the structure and delegating authority in the supply and procurement service.
6. Selecting suppliers and contractors, determining the price and terms of purchases.
7. Drawing up a contract for supply and procurement, and administering it.
8. Preparing and placing a purchase order, monitoring the order execution and/or its forwarding.
1. Ensuring the timely and efficient movement of material resources between the stages and workplaces of the main production in accordance with production plans and sales of finished products or customer orders.
2. Administering production management of finished products based on forecasts and the orders of consumers.
3. Developing production task schedules for departments and other components that have been approved by the supply and sales services department.
4. Monitoring and setting standards for work-in-process.
5. Participating in the development and implementation of product innovations.
6. Organizing production tasks and operational management of production.
7. Administering quality and quantity control, as well as cost reduction, of finished products.
8. Carrying out marketing research to predict the capacity of a production enterprise.
9. Developing advertising and information activities to promote sales.
10. Identifying potential customers using rapid response to meet demand.
11. Negotiating with potential customers and prepare necessary shipping documents.
12. Organizing the movement of internal commodity flows, including transportation and warehousing.
13. Financing the movement of products, including consideration of possible financial risks.
1. Organizing insurance of failures in deliveries and protection against an increase in purchase prices.
2. Saving on wholesale discounts and on transportation.
3. Increasing production efficiency and customer service.
4. Geographical specialization: the inventory provides geographical specialization of economic units, and the plant needs to take into account the location of material resources and consumers.
5. Resource consolidation allows the production and delivery of each type of product in cost-effective batches that exceeds the current market demand for the product range.
6. Balancing supply and demand: the inventory can ensure production cost-effectiveness if demand changes (for example, seasonal stocks).
7. Protection against uncertainty, this function is performed by an insurance or buffer reserves.
8. Transformation of the production range in accordance with demand - creating the necessary range to fulfill customer orders.
9. Warehousing and storage allows you to equalize the time difference between the volume of output and consumption, and makes it possible to carry out continuous production and supply based on the created inventory.
10. Storage of goods is also necessary in connection with seasonal consumption of some goods.
11. Consolidation and transportation of goods as a means to reduce travel-related costs. The warehouse can perform the function of combining small shipments of several customers until the vehicle is fully loaded.
1. Creation of transport systems, including multimodal systems, transport corridors and transport chains.
2. Joint planning of transport processes on different modes of transport in the case of multimodal transport.
3. Ensuring the technological unity of the transport and warehouse process.
4. Select the type of vehicle (car, sea, railway, etc.).
5. Choice of transport method (unimodal, intermodal, combined, multimodal).
6. Selection of carriers and logistics providers.
7. Optimization of the transport process.
8. Determining rational delivery routes.
1. Collection, processing and analysis of information about factors of the external and internal environment of the organization for making managerial decisions.
2. Building an internal information system of the organization for collecting information for decision-making, activity planning and control.
3. Creation and maintenance of database based on various criteria of organization functioning.
4. Synchronization of key business processes and planning frameworks, and management based on a unified information channel with suppliers and customers throughout the supply chain.
5. Creating and using effective information systems to support digital logistics.
6. Application of virtual reality (VR) technologies for managing material flows using unmanned vehicles (transport, drones, warehouse conveyor system and technological equipment).
7. Study the prospects of using drones in cargo transportation, warehousing and cargo processing.
8. Study 3D printing (3D logistics) to increase production speed, reduce logistics costs, improve customer focus, reduce contractors in supply chains, and reduce the harmful impact on the environment.
9. Development of logistics information systems (SCE, SCMo, SCEM, SCP, logistics controlling system, business performance management system (BPM)); contractor (transactional) and local logistics systems: ERP, WMS, TMS classes; logistics business process modeling systems (BPMS).
10. Development of solutions for e-business in supply chains: e-Procurement, e-Fulfillment. Study the prospects of creating flexible and dynamic supply chains in the digital economy; increasing transparency and traceability of commodity and information flows in supply chains (SCEM, HVSC), providing digital monitoring of supply chains.
The state educational standards of higher professional education of the master’s taught program of the Kyrgyz Republic
Types and tasks of professional activities of graduates:
Public procurement logistics of goods, works and services.
Urban and international logistics.
Resource efficient production logistics.
These are the specific types of professional activities that a graduate is mainly preparing for. Consequently, they should determine the content of their educational program, which is developed by the university based on the relevant professional standards (if available) or in conjunction with interested employers.
The State Educational Standard for the PhD Program in Logistics

The goal of the PhD program in Logistics is to create leading specialists in the field of logistics, equipped with expert knowledge, critical thinking, and the ability to conduct original research. The program aims to develop in students a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical aspects of logistics, as well as to provide them with the skills for successful application of this knowledge in practice.

Students enrolled in the PhD program in Logistics have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, collaborate with leading scientists and industry experts, and develop their own research projects. The program is designed to prepare graduates for successful careers in academia, industry, or university teaching by providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to achieve outstanding results in their field of expertise.

The PhD program in Logistics provides students with access to modern research methods, laboratory and computational resources, as well as opportunities to participate in conferences, seminars, and other academic events.

Tasks of the PhD program in Logistics:
  1. Conducting fundamental research in the field of logistics to expand existing knowledge and develop new approaches.
  2. Developing innovative methods and technologies aimed at optimizing supply chain management, warehousing, and transportation processes.
  3. Training qualified professionals capable of adapting to rapidly changing market conditions and implementing advanced practices in logistics.
  4. Facilitating the integration of academic research with industrial and practical needs to ensure the applicability of scientific findings in the real world.
  5. Supporting the development of professional skills among program participants, including analytical thinking, communication, leadership, and project management.
  6. Stimulating interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration with other scientific fields such as engineering, economics, information technology, and others.
  7. Preparing career researchers and professionals capable of working both in academic environments and in industry to solve complex logistics problems.