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

The 10th Sino american logistics conference & International Logistics and supply Chain academic forum

Date: June 15, 2019

Location: Jinan, shandong, china

Supported by:  Jinan Municipal People’s Government

Organizers:

  • Jinan Logistics Bureau
  • Sino American Logistics Council
  • Shandong University of Finance and Economics

About 200 people are expected to attend. Audience are mainly students and faculty from universities in Shandong province. Some companies and major industrial associations in Shandong are invited as well.

Presentations of research by US professors:

Each Presentation is expected to be 30 mins, translation will be provided for English presenters

The Proper Application of Lean Six Sigma in Supply Chain Management

Description: The use of Lean, Six Sigma, and other improvement tools have proliferated throughout organizations for decades. The problem is that many of these programs fail or never achieve the expected results. This talk discusses why these programs fail and what can be done to make them successful while avoiding the problems.

  • Prof. Douglas Hales

The Use of Design Thinking with Lean Six Sigma

Description: The Lean Six Sigma programs can be powerful process improvement techniques. However, they have been shown not to support Ideation. A new technique called Design Thinking has been developed to radically increase the number of ideas that can be translated to alternative solutions. This has shown not only to increase the number of alternative solutions but result in more effective solutions.

  • Prof. Mehmet G. Yalcin

Cutting distribution cost with lean transportation

  • Prof. Henrik Sternberg

Description: What happens when you let your carriers wait? And how can we make distribution cheaper and more efficient by applying Lean thinking? Henrik will show you the results from recent research on waiting times and Lean distribution, including tested methodologies and smartphone apps developed in collaboration with companies such as, e.g., Volvo and Schenker. Dr. Sternberg has worked with over 8000 drivers and has analyzed millions of observations. Data from the US, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden.

Humanitarian Supply Chain Management

  • Prof. Koray Ozpolat

The Growth of the Secondary Market: An Analysis & Comparison of the Post-Retail Market in the U.S. & China

  • Prof. Chen Haozhe

Description: Secondary markets refer to the supply chain systems that move slow-moving, obsolete, or returned products through different channels to minimize financial losses or achieve profit. Using empirical data collected from both the U.S. and China, this study investigates the status and growth trends of the secondary market channels.

The Development of (Inland) Logistics Parks in U.S.

  • Prof. Feng Tian

In this presentation, we introduce the evolution of logistics parks in the Unite States. The focus is on the role logistics parks play in today’s global supply chain. We will discuss factors that impact the development of a logistics park, and how a logistics park can help companies compete by providing various value added services. Examples are used to demonstrate how inland logistics parks are created in Chicago area.

Status and Developments of Green Supply Chain

  • Prof. John Wu

Current status and near future developments of sustainability in supply chain management, including topics in transportation planning, clean energy, vehicle and infrastructure integration, shared economy, and e-commerce.

Supply Chain Integration through International Transportation Networks

  • Prof. Ping Wang

Food Supply Chain Management 

  • Chung Tam

TOPIC TBD

  • Prof. Cao Mei

June 16, 2019

Jinan, shandong, china

The 10th Sino american logistics conference

& Jinan International Supply Chain Talent Innovation Demonstration City forum

Supported by:  Jinan Municipal People’s Government

Organizers:

  • Jinan Logistics Bureau
  • Sino American Logistics Council
  • Shandong University of Finance and Economics
  • Jinan Vocational College

About 300 people are expected to attend. Audience are from government, industry, and schools

morning (9:00-12:30)

9:00-9:20 Opening ceremony (20 minutes)

主持人宣布会议开始并介绍主要嘉宾The moderator will announce the start of the conference and introduced the American delegation and the main guests from China side

中美主办方领导开幕致词Opening remarks from organizers:

ww  Deputy Mayor/Mayor of 济南市人民政府领导Jinan Municipal People’s Government

ww   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        劳尔.邓汉姆Ms

9:20-10:35 Keynote speech (75 minutes)

物流集群发展:带给济南的机遇Logistics Cluster Development: Opportunities for Jinan

  • 中国务院发展研究中心市场经济研究所所长王微Wang Wei, Director General of the Market Economy Research Institute of the Development Research Center of China State Council

全球物流业投资的最新趋势和中美行业合作机会The latest trends in global logistics investment and Sino-US industry cooperation opportunities

The recent years have seen a tremendous increase in investment in the logistics industry both in US and China. One of the reasons is emergence of technology based companies challenging the traditional asset based companies moving the trillion dollar global commerce. What companies are attracting investors? What is the outlook for asset vs technology based logistics firms? What opportunities are there for overseas investors?

  • Mr. 中美物流联合会会长理查德.克拉克Richard Gluck, President of Sino American Logistics Council

wOutlook for Jinan Logistics Development

  • 济南市口岸与物流办主任孙志刚Sun Zhigang, Director of Jinan Logistics Bureau

10:35-10:45 Break

10:45-10:55 Agreement Signing Ceremony (10 mins)

  • 《共建济南国际供应链人才创新示范城市合作协议》签署仪式Jinan International Supply Chain Talent Innovation Demonstration City Signing Ceremony

签署双方:济南市口岸与物流办、中美物流联合会Signing parties: Jinan Logistics Bureau, Sino American Logistics Council

Witness: 邀请济南市政府、国务院发展研究中心领导作为见证嘉宾Deputy Mayor / Mayor of Jinan Municipal Government, Representative from Development Research Center of China State Council

《济南国际供应链人才创新示范城市》外国专家聘书

10:55- 11:35 Experts’ Presentation (40 mins)

Innovation in Education – New pathway to a prestigious graduate degree in Supply Chain Management

The speaker 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 – Prof. 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

Exploration of China’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management Education Internationalization

  • Jiang Xu, Dean and Professor of the School of Logistics, Beijing Wuzi University

11:35-12:20 Panel Discussion ( 45 mins )专家对话:欧美国家物流政策如何驱动物流业的效率提升及对中国的经验借鉴(70分钟)PPanePan

How European and American logistics policies drive the efficiency of the logistics industry and how China can learn from their experience

How government policy and oversight of the logistics industry can be organized to promote efficiency and innovation? The panel will draw from U.S. and European experience and discuss possible transferable lessons for China. (Invited接受中国交通运输部委托,中美物流联合会欧美专家团队在会长理查德先生带领下,进行了《欧美货运与物流管理体制研究及经验借鉴》研究以支撑《中国物流管理体制研究》。InviteIInvi by China Ministry of Transportation, Sino American Logistics Council conducted research on European Freight and Logistics Management System Research and Experiences to help MOT develop logistics industry reform policies.)对话将分享部分研究成果,包括欧美国家的货物运输与物流管理体制变迁历程、现状、特点,与中国专家一同探讨如何结合中国物流管理体制的运行情况,提供适用于中国物流管理体制改革学习和借鉴的经验。

Panelists:

  • Mr. Richard Gluck, President of Sino American Logistics Council
  • Mr. Chung Tam, Executive Director of Sino American Logistics Council
  • Dr. Henrik Sternberg, Assistant Professor of Iowa State University
  • Dr. Wang Wei, Director General of the Market Economy Research Institute of the Development Research Center of China State Council

Afternoon (14:00-17:00)

14:00-16:00 Experts’ 主题演讲(40分钟)Presentation (120 mins)

Development of the US Inland Port and Logistics Park

  • 演讲人:州长州立大学教授Dr. Feng TianTian, Associate Professor, Governor State University       

  Feng

TOPIC TBD                           Koray

  • 加州州立大学终身教授Dr. John Wu Professor, California State University San Bernardino 

Key success factors of Lean Six Sigma in a networked service environment

  • 演讲人:德州A&M农工大学教授Dr. Ping Wang, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University               Ping Wang

Gamifying Assessment of an Operations and Supply Chain Management Course: Impact on Student Perceptions and Content Knowledge

  • 罗德岛大学终身教授Dr. Koray OzpolatOzpolat, Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island

Case Study on School-industry cooperation innovation

First Pilot Capstone Internship Project in China

Discuss the experience of the pilot capstone internship of the Sino-American Logistics Program. 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.

  • Speaker: Mr. Chung Tam, Executive Director of Sino American Logistics Council Co-presenter: Mr. Xu Dong, Vice President of Gtime Logistics

TOPIC TBD                            John Wu

  • 威斯康辛州立大学终身教授 Mei CaoDr. Mei Cao, Professor, University of Wisconsin Superior

TOPIC TBD 

  • Prof. Yan Jun, Dean of Business School, Jinan Vocational College

16:00-17:00 Panel Discussion ( 60 minutes )专家对话:欧美国家物流政策如何驱动物流业的效率提升及对中国的经验借鉴(70分钟)PPanePan

Innovation in Education – Hybrid teaching with U.S. and Chinese professors working together

The speakers were part of a joint pilot program by SALC and Jinan Vocational College to offer Chinese students an American-quality education in logistics management. Integrating distance teaching by American professors with local supervision by Chinese professors, using American teaching materials and teaching methods, the students were able to receive a high-level education while staying in China. The professors will discuss their experiences, lessons learned and challenges faced.

Panelists:对话专家:Pan

  • Dr. Haozhe Chen, Associate Professor, Iowa State University (Dr. Chen to give a presentation and an introduction first)
  • Dr. Feng Tian, Associate Professor, Governor State University
  • Faculty from Jinan Vocational College
  • Faculty from Shandong University of Finance and Economics