GUMLog participants and students of the Bachelor’s specialty Commercial Activity and Logistics from KNEU have visited Ekol’s warehouse within the #EkolOsvita project. Ekol is one of the leading players on the Ukrainian logistics market.

Oleksiy Severyn, Sales Director, and Oksana Bondarchuk, Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager of Ekol Ukraine, performed an academic tour across the Ekol’s flagman warehouse RUTA, that accounts 33,000 sq. m and 29 gates. The excursion was fulfilled during the intensive working hours, thus, the tour was made in the working environment and most of the operations could be seen live.

Visitors found out the peculiarities of the warehouse management and variety of the services, such as picking, labeling, sorting and barcoding, that certainly brings a real overview of the logistics industry in Ukraine. Storage systems and the distribution process delivered to the leading FMCG and textile brands products have been demonstrated to the young logisticians.

Oleksiy Severyn has lightened the value of IT technologies, that are used in the warehouse. Also, the particularities of logistics services of the Ekol’s key partners and each type of the industry have been discussed during the tour. At the end, students and lecturers from UNUH, KNEU and University of Bremen had a good opportunity to discuss the future of logistics industry in Ukraine. Oleksiy Severyn was talking about innovations in his company, that will be adjusted  in the nearest future.

The most attentive participants of the excursion have got the memorable presents, participating in a logistics quiz, suggested by the hosting company. Such experience is the valuable part of the educational process, since young specialists can see the implementation and implications of the theory, studied in the academic courses in the enterprises.