5. “Turkey’s Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals” Gala Dinner

With the collaboration of Slimstock and Logistics Association (LODER), the 5th “Turkey’s Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals” award ceremony was hosted important names of the business world.

“Turkey’s Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals” list was announced last night at the Wyndham Hotel Kalamış with a gala dinner. Founders and executives of globally known companies such as Assan Aliminyum, LG Electronics, Oyak Renault, Toyota Turkey, McDonald’s, Merck, Netaş, Bosch, Ford Otosan, Arcelik, Vakko, were among them.

General Manager of Slimstock Turkey Songül SEZER, made the opening speech of award night. On the other hand, the event was moderated by LODER Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tanyaş and LODER Vice Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Gülçin Büyüközkan.

General Manager of Slimstock Turkey Songül SEZER said that 20% more companies apply for the awards each year. Songül Sezer mentioned that digitalization is inevitable for every player in the Supply Chain and she added: “Thanks to all participating companies and their representatives, “Turkey’s Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals”  list is expected with a huge excitement each year. It shows that we are on the right track in Turkey. Companies were not able to find enough platforms to share their projects in the field of Supply Chain until now. All these projects were excited to be announced in front of the press, both locally and globally. This situation motivates us to do further.”

Keynote speaker of the awards night, Deloitte Turkey Digital Services Partner Hakan GÖL, shared his experience and knowledge with his presentation “Analytical Supply Chain Management in the Digitalized World”.

Hakan Göl shared information about how the notion of technology became mainstream, the pace of digitalization in the world and digitalizing sectors, the future of innovation, successful analytical applications in the Supply Chain sector, artificial intelligence, and cognitive technologies.

LODER Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tanyaş, LODER Vice Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Gülçin Büyüközkan, INSEAD Supply Chain and Operations Manager Prof. Dr. Enver Yücesan, YILDIZ Holding Vice President and Supply Chain Nazmi Civil and Kumport Liman İşletmeleri Deputy General Manager Erhan Tunçbilek took part in the jury that determined list of “Turkey’s Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals”

This year’s Turkey’s Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals

This year’s jury determined that “Turkey’s Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals” list was announced in alphabetical order by surname. The award-winning company and its representatives consisted of the following names:

Semih ADAKÇI (Assan Aluminum Supply Chain Director), Onur BAYAR (LG Electronics Supply Chain Management Manager), Sibel BAYAT (Oyak Renault Operational Logistics Director), Selim DEMİR (TOYOTA Turkey Senior Manager), Sertac HAMZA (McDonald’s Supply Chain Turkey Leader) Neslihan KAHRAMAN (MERCK Supply Chain Manager), Börgehan KÖKSAL (NETAŞ Supply Chain Director), Tolgay NUR (BSH Supply Chain Transformation Vice President), Hasan ÖNDER (Doğtaş Kelebek Customer Operations Director), Ahmet ÖZASLAN (FLO Operational Excellence Manager), Ersin ÖZTÜRK (BOSCH Logistics Director), Volkan PEKER (AVANSAS Supply Chain Director), Gökşen TÖRE SANCAK (Ford Otosan Deputy General Manager), Nihat SEVİM (Valeo Automotive Supply Chain Manager), Mustafa SOYLU (Arçelik Supply Chain Director), Akın SÜTÇÜLER (Ak-Kim Kimya Supply Chain Director), Arda ŞİRİN (Boyner Logistics and Planning Director), Ufuk UZEL (Kordsa Global Supply Chain Director), Arif Emre ÜNAL (Arzum Operational Director), Ahmet VİÇİN (Vakko Logistics Director), Mahir YAMAKOĞLU (Doğuş Tea Supply Chain Manager)

Project Awards Found Their Owners

The candidates in the list “Turkey’s Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals” competed in the “Most Sustainable”, “Most Technological”, “Most Innovative” and “Most Effİcient/Effective” categories with their projects.

Project competition awards found their owners with the votes of Supply Chain industry professionals and the jury. FLO Operational Excellence Manager Ahmet Özaslan won the award in the “Most Sustainable” project category. The “Most Technological” project award went to OYAK Renault Operational Logistics Director Sibel Bayat, and the “Most Innovative” project award went to Assan Aluminum Supply Chain Director Semih Adakçı. Senior Manager of Toyota Turkey Selim Demir won “The most Efficient/Effective” project award. Prof. Dr. Gülçin Büyüközkan who gives the awards at the end of the night said the following words: “The results of this year were very close.”

“International Slimstock Supply Chain Game” was also given as a gift to the project winners with their awards by Slimstock Turkey General Manager Songül Sezer.