Duyen, JAMK Logistics alumni

Learning logistics helps you to understand how to save and make money

"Logistics is a critical function in the supply chain. Learning logistics not only helps you to understand how a company operates and develops, but most importantly, how to save and make money from a practical point of view. The knowledge I gained at JAMK, helped me a lot as I worked on projects. I learned how to adapt and apply theories into practice."

Duyen Tran Le Truc is finishing her logistics studies at JAMK. She did her internship at Airbus UK and is currently writing her thesis on a project for the same company. Duyen ended up coming to JAMK almost by an accident, but soon realised that the Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Logistics included everything she wanted to study in a global, dynamic, and practical learning environment. She is more than happy ending up to JAMK, and gathering more experience with international supply chain and logistics team.

"I started to study International Logistics at JAMK after biochemistry studies in Vietnam. After two years of majoring in Biochemistry, I realised, that I had no interest in working and learning in a lab environment. Hence, I thought, I was not suitable for this major. I happened to have a friend, who was interested in studying abroad at JAMK, so I did the research about JAMK out of curiosity. And I was surprised, that the description of the Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Logistics, described everything I wanted from a learning environment, e.g. a global, dynamic, and practical environment. That is the main reason I choose JAMK. Switching the major was not an easy decision, but fortunately, I have no regrets about my choice.

Currently, I am a final year student at JAMK, and I am writing my thesis on a project I did with Airbus UK, which is the same company that I just finished my internship. I worked at the supply chain and logistics team. My job is analysing the performance, proposing and planning improvement projects for supply chain and logistics. I gathered the required information for the project and analysed them to bring out both the pros and cons of the plan, then rely on them to propose the best solution.

I firmly believe, that the knowledge I gained at JAMK, helped me a lot as I worked on projects during my internship. Of course, the knowledge I learned at JAMK, cannot totally be applied to the actual working environment, because each company has very different characteristics. However, the fact, that JAMK curriculum prioritises practicality in the learning process, has given me the ability to adapt and apply theories into practice. Above all, many subjects require team projects, so I had the opportunity to work in groups with other international classmates. Imagine, as you hang out with your teammates from all over the world with different cultures, teamwork can be a problem at first. It is painful to learn, but at the same time, very essential, and it helps a lot in the real working environment.

It can be seen today, that logistics is a critical function in the supply chain. Learning logistics not only helps you to understand how a company operates and develops, but most importantly, how to save and make money from a practical point of view."

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