Post-COVID Strategies for International Supply Chain Sales: Curriculum development for global industrial distribution at Purdue University

Post-COVID Strategies for International Supply Chain Sales: Curriculum development for global industrial distribution at Purdue University

The pandemic’s effect on supply chain sales has prompted a shift to a more virtual process, which has effectively shut the door on traditional face-to-face fieldwork communications such as back-slapping industry insiders at trade shows and longshoremen conversing on the docks at global ports.  To replace the old styles of communications, small manufacturing systems and [...]

Future Chemical Engineer Meghan Thai on why she chose to minor in Supply Chain Engineering Technology

Major/Minor: Major: Chemical Engineering Minor: Supply Chain Engineering Technology Expected date of graduation: May 2023 Why you pursued supply chain as a minor: I wanted to learn an industry-related topic and explore courses outside the engineering curriculum. This is why I chose supply chain as I saw it was related to industry. I was surprised [...]

2022 Maymester trip- Purdue Polytechnic’s Central European Multinational Automobile Organization Supply Chain experience

2022 Maymester trip- Purdue Polytechnic’s Central European Multinational Automobile Organization Supply Chain experience

"Purdue Polytechnic's Central European Multinational Automobile Organization Supply Chain experience", the annual 3-credit Maymester study abroad, has finally reconvened after a hiatus during the pandemic.  Students spent three days exploring four unique Central European cities (Munich, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Hamburg, Germany; Rotterdam, Netherlands) that are historically important as key cogs in World War II [...]

Culture and Commerce in Central Europe

Culture and Commerce in Central Europe

Cantor (2018) claimed that culture began in the 19th century because up until 1800, the world was too poor to care about art, and as such, the triumph of capitalism created a mass audience for cultural development. The rise of management and economic pedagogy and eventually the division of labor allowed for discretionary income and [...]

Made in the American South experience

Made in the American South experience

A new phenomenon at American institutions of higher education is domestic study away offerings, which are experiential learning trips within one’s home country. Domestic study aways have been rising in popularity for a variety of reasons and are now becoming increasingly available at universities such as Brown, Georgetown, Tennessee, William and Mary, Cal Berkeley, and [...]

ATMAE National Conference and Annual Conexus Indiana Supply Chain Case Competition (Nov. 3-5, 2021)

ATMAE National Conference and Annual Conexus Indiana Supply Chain Case Competition (Nov. 3-5, 2021)

In the book Pragmatics of Adaptability, Silva and Mey (2021) note that humans are adaptable.  Adaptability has been an inherent attribute since the pandemic.  College students have had to shift their styles of learning more than ever so that they can best adapt to new pedagogies in virtual learning.  Similarly, the global supply chain has [...]

2016-2019 Int’l Rotary Club Reflections

2016-2019 Int’l Rotary Club Reflections

It is times like this, in the Spring of 2020, when one especially reflects on how wonderful the outside world really is... Several years ago, the Purdue Polytechnic’s transformation of the undergraduate learning experience added humanities into its traditionally technical framework, specifically the “integration of topics in the humanities that enrich our students’ understanding of [...]

Video Lectures based on past Study Abroads

"Americans Helping Americans: Protecting our interests abroad" (5:40) https://videopress.com/v/BrOdOUu1?preloadContent=metadata - "Access to the Beatles" (5:05) https://videopress.com/v/7B9CsWyE?preloadContent=metadata - "Czech Zeal for Industry" (4:38) https://videopress.com/v/JnHJLvrt?preloadContent=metadata - "Biking in Rotterdam" (1:58) https://videopress.com/v/Z5ip2XWv?preloadContent=metadata - "German Culture" (2:52) https://videopress.com/v/U6tWAAe4?preloadContent=metadata - YouTube clip: Jim Tanoos, Supply Chain Management & Study Abroad – Techies Today 005 – Purdue Polytechnic" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqlnXqEzQhk&t=2270s

4 of 4) Rotterdam, Netherlands

4 of 4) Rotterdam, Netherlands

The fourth and final leg of the trip was to Rotterdam, Netherlands, 499 km from Hamburg. Country Manufacturing Value-Added (% of GDP): 12% (World Bank)  Rotterdam is a progressive, multicultural city whose mayor is the first in the country to be an immigrant (a Muslim, no less).  New Economy (2016) noted that “Rotterdam has embraced innovation and experimental [...]