The 6th Sino American Logistics Education and Research Forum

Date: June 13-14, 2019

Location:Beijing, China

The term “Supply Chain Management” was introduced in the 1980s and become a focus for industry in the US during the 1990s. Supply Chain Management concepts and practices are now beginning to be adopted by Chinese industry and education in this discipline is just emerging in China. China’s education system needs to quickly bridge the gap with advanced countries in order to meet the industry’s need for qualified supply chain talent. 

2017年,国务院办公厅关于《积极推进供应链创新与应用的指导意见》。In 2017, China State Council announced “Guidelines on Actively Promoting Supply Chain Innovation and Application”. 2019年,中国现有8所高校被教育部批准将开设供应链管理专业。In 2019, eight universities in China have been approved by China Ministry of Education to start a supply chain management program. 第五届中美物流教育与研究论坛,来自美国供应链管理领域的学术界和行业界的知名专家,将分享最佳实践并讨论与中美行业教育的合作机会,以此推进供应链专业建设与发展。

(一)主办单位Organizers:

北京物资学院Beijing Wuzi University

Sino American Logistics Council (SALC)

June 13, 2019, Morning (一)2019613日(周四)、上午:开幕式、致辞、演讲、揭牌(900—1200(9: 00-12: 30)

1、开幕式致词(40分钟)

Opening ceremony (30 minutes)

(1)主持人宣布会议开始并介绍主要嘉宾(1) 主持人宣布会议开始并介绍主要嘉宾The Moderator of Ceremony will announce the opening of the conference and introduce the American delegation and the key guests from China side

Moderator for 主持人:北京物资学院副校长:何明珂MoMMCeremony: Dr. He Mingke, Vice President of Beijing Wuzi University

(2)开幕致词:(2) Opening Remarks:

ØØØ         Dr. Wang Wenju, President of 北京物资学院校长:王文举Beijing Wuzi University

ØØ         Ms. Laurie Denham, 中美物流联合会常务副会长、美国国家供应链竞争力顾问委员会副主席Executive Vice President of Sino American Logistics Council  中美物流联合会常务副会长、董事:劳尔.邓汉姆 Ø      

 Ø         President/Vice President, China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing中国物流采购联合会领导中美物流联合会会长、董事:理查德.克拉克

Keynote SpeechKKKe (60 mins)

2)罗德岛大学商学院副院长、终身教授:赫尔斯( 1 ) Innovation in Education – New pathway to a prestigious graduate degree in Supply Chain Management

Dr, Hales will present a new program offering Chinese students a new pathway to a Master’s degree from an AACSB accredited university. Students who complete the preparatory program in China will be admitted into the URI Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management and Analytics program without addition GRE or TOELF testing, and granted 2 course credits towards the degree.

  • Speaker – Dr. Douglas Hales, Associate Dean and Professor, Business School, University of Rhode Island, Co-presenter: Wanda Li北京物资学院物流学院院长、教授姜旭

(3)中美物流联合会执行董事:谭润忠(4)中国人民大学商学院副院长、教授:宋华(2) TOPIC TBD

  • Dr. Yao En Jian, Deputy Dean and Professor, School of Transportation, Beijing Jiao Tong University

3Five-year review of the American Logistics Education Program (ALEP) at Wuzi University

The inaugural intake of students into the American Logistics program at Beijing Wuzi University was five years ago. This session will examine the results based on acceptance in US schools, graduates’ career paths, feedback from students, and comments from faculty and administrators.

  • Speaker: Jiang Xu, Dean and Professor of the School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University
  • Co-presenter: Wanda Li, Secretary General of Sino American Logistics Council,

and Students from Sino American Logistics Program

Logistics vs. Supply Chain Management Education: (60 mins)

Many schools in the US have moved away from Transportation and Logistics management programs to offer Supply Chain Management programs. What are the reasons for this trend? What are the differences in the curriculum? Is Transportation and Logistics programs becoming irrelevant or can they co-exist with SCM? What is happening in China now?

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jiang Xu, Dean and Professor of the School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University
  • Dr. John Wu Professor, California State University San Bernardino  
  • Dr. Mei Cao, Professor, University of Wisconsin Superior
  • Dr. Zhang Xufeng, Provost, Beijing Wuzi University
  • Dr. Yao En Jian, Deputy Dean and Professor, School of Transportation, Beijing Jiao Tong University
  • Dr. Yang Bing, Dean and Professor, Graduate School, Shanghai Maritime University
  • Dr. Yang Hao Xiong, Deputy Dean and Professor, Business School, Beijing Technology and Business University

4、合影留念(10分钟)

Group Photo (10 minutes)

June 13, 2019, Afternoon (一)2019613日(周四)、上午:开幕式、致辞、演讲、揭牌(900—1200(14: 00-17: 15)

Key Factors to Successful Logistics Management Program (75 mins)

This panel will discuss key success factors to develop logistics program. What are the core courses offered by Chinese universities and American universities respectively? How to conduct a course assessment? What is the difference in teachers’ evaluation system? How to conduct teaching quality control system?

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jiang Xu, Dean and Professor of the School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University (Moderator)
  • Dr. Haozhe Chen, Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Koray OzpolatOzpolat, Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
  • Dr. Wen Wei Juan, Chair of Logistics management program, School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University
  • Dr. Lu Hua, Chair of Logistics Engineering program, School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University
  • Dr. Yang Li, Chair of Purchasing Management program, School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University
  • Dr. Rui Jia Ming, Chair of Quality Management program, School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University

US Supply Chain Management Education  (60 mins)

There is substantial growth in Supply Chain Management degrees being offered by schools in the US. This session provides insight into the ways schools are differentiating their Supply Chain Management programs. Supply Chain Management cuts across many disciplines, learn how schools decide whether to focus in one area of concentration or generalize when developing undergraduate program and graduate programs?

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jiang Xu, Dean and Professor of the School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University (Moderator)
  • Dr. Douglas Hales, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Business, University of Rhode Island
  • Dr. Feng Tian, Associate Professor, Governor State University
  • Dr. Liu Ruo Yang, Vice Chair of Purchasing Management program, School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University
  • Dr. Zhou Guo Li, Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics
  • Dr. Yang Fu Xing, Professor, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

School-industry cooperation innovation60 mins

This panel will discuss the relationships between US schools and industry. Why is it important for Supply Chain Management programs? How are they structured? What are the real benefits? How is it a来自行业和学生的反馈:我们获得哪些经验? “win-win”? What are the “key success factors”?

Panelists:

  • Mr. Chung Tam, Executive Director, Sino American Logistics Council济南政府/企业代表 (Moderator)

(Note: Chung gives the introduction on First Pilot Capstone Internship Project in China at the beginning. This program is modeled after US capstone projects where students are expected to solve real world problems by applying knowledge in school and conducting independent research. This is a departure from the traditional internship programs in China and an important innovation in applied education.)

  • Dr. Henrik Sternberg, Assistant Professor of Iowa State University
  • Dr. Mehmet G. Yalcin, Assistant Professor, School of Business, University of Rhode Island
  • Mr. Jiang Chao Feng, Honorary President, China Association of Warehousing and Distribution
  • Mr. Xu Dong, Vice President of Gtime Logistics and ALEP students
  • Mr. Wang Zuo, Vice President, China Society of Logistics

June 14, 2019, Morning (9:00-12:00)

ALEP Supply Chain Innovation Lab Roundtable Forum (90 mins)

  • (1)主席:Douglas Hale,罗德岛大学商学院副院长、教授Chair: Prof. Douglas Hales, Associate Dean and Professor, Business School, University of Rhode Island
  • Co-Chair: Jiang Xu, Dean and Professor of the School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University (Chair)

Tour Beijing Wuzi University’s new lab and the facilities for ALEP Supply Chain Innovation lab where American professors will be invited for conducting teaching in the future. All American professors are invited for the tour and roundtable discussion.

(2)内容Questions to be discussed:

  • Ø实验室如何与行业对接?How does the laboratory interface with the industry? 如何开发实验室课程?
  • How do teachers from China and US co-develop lab courses?
  • Ø中美师资和中美高校如何共同参与ALEP中美供应链创新实验室的实践课程?Possibilities for American students to take the course at the lab
  • Ø美国教授实验课程的示范教学Ø讨论共建实验室的行动方案Discuss the action plan for the lab

Supply Chain Quality Roundtable Forum (90 mins)

China would like to develop 100 global supply chain companies in the world by 2020. To reach this goal, it’s important to improve supply chain quality. Agriculture and food supply chain quality system, how to improve transparency and become more international will be discussed.

  • Co-Chair: Jiang Xu, Dean and Professor of the School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University (Chair)
  • Mr. Chung Tam, Executive Director, Sino American Logistics Council济南政府/企业代表
  • Faculty from quality management, school of logistics, Beijing Wuzi University

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