GBSB Global's Open Program Operations Management in Spain is offered in collaboration with Zaragoza Logistics Center and MIT Global Scale Network. It is a practical program with a full agenda of professionally guided visits to destinations like the ADIFE Logistics facilities, the Plaza and the airport, among a host of other companies and government agencies. Zaragoza is not a major city like Barcelona or Madrid, but the government had a vision and set out to make it a strategic hub for transportation which has added tremendous value to the municipality and its economy. Students are also invited to Imaginarium, an international spread company, Itannova, the Technology Institute of Aragon and TMZ, the Maritime Terminal of Zaragoza which has managed to link the city with the world through the sea.
WHAT IS ZARAGOZA LOGISTICS CENTER?
Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) is a research and educational institute founded by the Government of Aragon in Spain in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Zaragoza. ZLC's mission is to create a global center of excellence for research and education in logistics and supply chain management that actively engages with industry and the public sector to develop and disseminate knowledge. To accomplish its mission, ZLC partnered with the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics to form the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, a distinguished collaboration between industry, government and academia.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
ZARAGOZA´S LOGISTICS PLATFORM PLAZA:
Explore the intermodal transport center that encapsulates rail, road and air distribution and makes Zaragoza one of the most vital cities logistically in Europe, with direct links from the production centers to the consumer.
COMPANIES WITH AUTOMATED SUPPLY CHAIN OR SC PROCESS:
Familiarize yourself with automative routine operations that save both time and resources. Learn about the latest innovations in transport and supply chain management today.
MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION TOUR:
Study economies of scale in transport negotiations, foster a better use of available infrastructure and more efficient means of transport, and delve into cost reduction measures and budgets.
VISIT THE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE:
Network with professionals in the industry and experience the latest technologies available.
BEER GAME - SUPPLY CHAIN SIMULATION:
Utilize simulation games and workshops to bring your operations and supply chain management studies to life. Replicate real world applications of classroom learning to heighten the academic experience and cultivate a greater appreciation of the knowledge being shared.
TREND TOPICS/ TOPICS WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS:
Stay abreast of current research and developments making an impact on the transportation industry and latest innovations in the area of supply chain management that are being developed.
Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, is also a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He completed his PhD at the Department of Management Science at the University of Washington, earned his BS and MS degrees from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University in Turkey. Professor Gurbuz has worked as a consultant at AT&T Wireless, AREX, and RENFE. He is also published in the journals, Management Science and Operations Research Letters.
Alejandro Serrano, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, he obtained his BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, his MBA degree from IESE, and his PhD and MSc degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program. As a doctoral student, he spent time at MIT, Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School of Government.
Spyridon Lekkakos, Assistant Professor at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Hellenic Air Force Academy (Greece), a MBA from University of Piraeus (Greece), a M.S. in Engineering and Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program. As a doctoral student, he spent time at MIT, Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School of Government. Prior to his academic career, Lekkakos spent 10+ years working as an officer at the Hellenic Air Force.
Milos Milenkovic is a Research Fellow at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program since October 2015 and also holds a position of Assistant Professor at The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering at the University of Belgrade (Serbia). He has a PhD degree of Technical Sciences in the field of Traffic and Transportation with a focus on rail freight car scheduling and fleet sizing problems, Magisterial degree of Technical Sciences with a focus on train dispatching problems, and MSc degree based on railway related intelligent transportation systems from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering of the University of Belgrade.
Yasel Costa is an Industrial Engineer from the Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas, Cuba. He received the Doctor –Ingenieur degree in the prestigious German institution Otto -von-Guericke University. Proffessor Costa belongs to the referee staff of many distinguished international journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Expert System with Application and Decision Science.
Gültekin Kuyzu, PhD Summer Academy Director, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, he received his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining ZLC, Dr. Kuyzu was an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara, Turkey; where he also co-founded a software start-up focusing on the development of planning tools for logistics operations.
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