Educational Visit to KAFKAS company

On Tuesday 18/10, the students of the MSc in Management Science and Technology in the context of a course in the scientific area "Supply Chain and Transport Management" taught by Assistant Prof. Mr. Androutsopoulos, had the opportunity to visit the Distribution Center of the Company KAFKAS SA / KAFKAS SA in Aspropyrgos.

The students were welcomed by the dynamic team of KAFKAS consisting of: Mr. Thodoris Georgopoulos Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, Mr. Michalis Velentzas, Warehouse Manager, Mr. Fotis Papanikolaou, Logistics Analyst, Mr. Vasilis Katsifas - System's Coordinator, Mr. Efrosini Kourmoulis, Talent Acquisition Supervisor and Mrs. Marianna Botnarou Junior Recruitment Officer.

During the tour of the Logistics Center, students were informed about a wide range of activities and functions of the Distribution Center, from the process of receiving and shipping products to the management and workflow of the distribution center (end to end). In addition, reference was made to SAP ERP system as well as "Track & Trace/ last mile". Special mention was made to the preparation of the new modern Distribution Center (16,000 sq.m.) which will include the use of high-tech automated equipment (AutoStore robotic technology) and systems of optimal and flexible inventory management in real time (live storage - gravity shelves, conveyors - conveyors, sorters, etc.).

Mr. Thodoris Georgopoulos, Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, told the students that:  It is an excellent opportunity to be able to visit companies that deal with your field of science, to see how the theoretical principles of the Supply Chain are applied in practice, something that our generation has not had the opportunity to experience. Nowadays, the customer's purchasing needs change at a very fast pace, thus forcing the Supply Chain to be quite flexible, as its purpose is the optimal service of the final consumer. Finally, it is very important that the way for the creation of automated robotic systems is now opening in Greece, but even so the final factor of success is humans."