Global Supply Chain Management​: China

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This program offers students the opportunity to follow a product through the entire supply chain from material production to the retail point of sale. Students will broaden their international expertise through guided tours of global supply chain companies in Beijing and Shanghai and learn about China’s political, cultural and business environment.

Why China?

Over the preceding decades, China has evolved into the world’s leading manufacturing center, producing everything from smartphones to automobiles. Students studying supply chain management in China have the chance to gain hands on experience by visiting world-class manufacturing and logistics companies. In addition, students will have a chance to learn about China’s extensive history and visit cultural sites including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.

Learning Outcomes

  • The diversity and complexity to be understood and managed in the globalization of supply chain activities
  • Unique characteristics of global transportation (ocean shipping, intermodal, and air) system
  • Import and export processes, regulations and influence on supply chains
  • How materials production, OEM manufacturing, and logistics are integrated
  • Challenges and integration issues with global supply chain management

Customize Your Program

Our team is here to understand your vision, and to develop a faculty-led program that aligns with your institutional and academic goals. Speak with one of our Partnership Development members today, and begin your journey!

Featured Experiences

Yangshan Deep Water Port
The Yangshan Deep Water Port is one of the three major constituents of the Shanghai Port, one of the busiest port facilities in the world. Considered as the world’s largest deep water port, Yangshan is built on the islands of Greater and Lesser Yangshan and is connected to the mainland through the world’s largest sea bridge – Donghai Bridge.
The Bund
The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in the eastern part of Huangpu District. From the 1860s to the 1930s, it was the rich and powerful center of the foreign establishment in Shanghai, operating as a legally protected treaty port.
Yu Gardens
A classical garden complete with period style buildings in central Shanghai. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
Forbidden City
Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empires against various nomadic groups of the steppe and their polities.
Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. It was an imperial garden in the Qing dynasty. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three-quarters of which is water.
Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for a rich harvest.
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