Richard Pibernik gives keynote speech at opening event of Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China12.10.2016
Richard Pibernik was invited to give a keynote speech at the opening event of the Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute (NSCIIC) in China.
NSCIIC is the sixth node of the MIT Global SCALE Network, an international alliance of leading-edge research and education centers dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics. More than 400 distinguished guests from home and abroad witnessed this historic event.
In 2004 Richard Pibernik joined Zaragoza Logistics Center (the second node of the MIT Global Scale Network) as a professor for Supply Chain Management.
Official press release
On September 12, 2016 the Supply Chain Innovation+ Forum and Opening Ceremony of Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China was held in Ningbo.
Liu Shaoxuan, Executive Director of NSCIIC accepted the plate from Kirk Kolenbrander, Vice president of MIT, Yossi Sheffi, Director of MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, and Chen Zhongchao, Vice Mayor of Ningbo government. More than 400 distinguished guests from the region and abroad witnessed this historic moment.
NSCIIC is a non-profit educational and research institution, operates independently, and will offer master degree and doctoral degree programs as well as executive education programs. NSCIIC graduates will be awarded the MIT SCALE network professional qualification certificates.
"MIT is eager to involve in the operations of NSCIIC, we have a shared commitment, shape the world by innovation, enable us to cope with challenges from the globe." Kirk Kolenbrander emphasized in his speech.
"I hope each company can join in NSCIIC' activities, send employees and managers here, not only to learn the knowledge, but also to participate in practice. " said Yossi Sheffi.
The Supply opening ceremony was followed by Supply Chain Innovation+ Forum. Richard Pibernik, Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods in Business Administraion at the University of Würzburg, gave the speech of “Supply Chain Technology, Supply Chain Excellence, and the Organization” as a keynote speaker. He gave a high appraisal to NSCIIC in his speech that "from now on, NSCIIC with the power of MIT SCALE can help us do a good job in supply chain management. We have the resources and skillful people. Let's seize this unique opportunity to integrate these resources together, and cultivate a new generation of supply chain management managers."