As part of the School of Business' Logistics and Supply Chain Management (BLSCM) programme activities, SIM University (UniSIM) collaborated with the Hong Kong Logistics Association (HKLA), on a unique "2014 Korea Exchange Training Programme" from 28 June to 5 July 2014 at Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. The training programme was attended by 40 undergraduate students from Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. This was the second time that the BLSCM programme students were involved in this initiative, following the successful June 2013 exchange programme held in Singapore.
Accompanied by eight mentors from HKLA and UniSIM, the group visited interesting logistics facilities such as Samsung Electronics Logitech's warehouse, Korchina's bonded warehouse and Emart Yeoju Logistics Centre. Participants also learnt about Dongdaemun's fascinating fashion supply chain through a seminar by Associate Professor Karen Moon from Seoul National University.
Following a training and team building workshop, participants were divided into multi-cultural teams and tasked to analyse real-life issues using Samsung Electronics Logitech as the case company for problem-solving. Guided by their mentors, the teams analysed specific logistics issues and brainstormed for solutions. On the fourth day, each team presented their findings to a judging panel which included the company's senior manager, Mr Park Kyungmo.
"We managed to complete the task successfully within a challenging timeframe of 72 hours, and at the same time, forged new friendships. We also had the opportunity to interact directly with the logistics practitioners. This has given me a better understanding of the industry needs and allowed me to better prepare for future challenges," said BLSCM student, Mr Lau Kiat Hong.
UniSIM students and mentors during the field visit to Samsung Electronics Logitech.