Cleveland State University (CSU) in collaboration with host partner the Asia Institute, is the first college or university in the world to offer students a ten day international study program, which tracks an end-to-end supply chain. The “Follow the Smart Phone Trail” program offers students a faculty-led experience in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Shenzhen, China and Hong Kong SAR, incorporating visits to leading companies that are redefining the smart phone industry, such as Apple Retail (consumer experience), ZTE and Huawei (OEM/ODM), Knowles and TE Connectivity (component manufacturers) and including the Yangshan Deep-Water Port (import/export).
Dr. Oya Tukel, Chair and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at CSU notes, “For the first time, students can experience a new culture, in this case China, while also learning about global supply chain management practices, challenges, and opportunities, as well as social and environmental realities.” Dr. Tukel added, “Our students are Master’s students and working professionals, so this experience to study, compare and contrast various aspects of supply chain management including demand and supply side factors, international business strategy, environmental sustainability innovations as well as manufacturing, port operations, and R&D is a truly unique and practical learning opportunity. With the importance of smart phones in our daily lives, needless to say, demand for the program has been huge.”
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