Design of Global Supply Chains

  • May 20, 2010
  • Zaragoza Logistics Center


Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Spanish CSCMP Round Table Event

Design of Global Supply Chains for a Flatter Word
Mitchell M. Tseng
Adjunct Professor, MIT- Zaragoza Program, Zaragoza Logistic Center
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Institute Chair
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Regardless the world is flat or not, we are enjoying unprecedented material affluence. In the mean time, we are also confronting new unbounded new challenges and also seemingly unlimited new opportunities. Being in Hong Kong where the East meets the West, the impacts of globalization can be felt very much like from the front row of the world theater. Working closely with industrial partners, I tried to find how some companies succeed in making best not only from the global resources but also in expanding markets. In the mean time, there are companies could not survive because of downward spirals of diminishing prospects. In this presentation, I would like to share my personal observations about the differences in designs of these supply chains and to initiate discussion about repositioning supply chains at personal, corporate, regional or national levels.

Prof. Tseng started his production engineering career in developing key enabling manufacturing technologies for IT industry. Some of them, including diamond machining for polygons in laser printers, are still widely used in industry. After serving in industry for two decades, he joined HKUST in 1993 as the founding department head of Industrial Engineering. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineers (CIRP), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Sponsors of his research and consulting projects include AT & T, Astec-Emerson, Esquel, Honeywell, Lucent Technologies, Intel, SAP, Rockwell International, Liz Claiborne, Motorola, Nokia, GAP, Ford Motor, Norvullus, Tecton, Synocus, Yueshen, OOCL, Novellus, Ove ARUP, HK Air Cargo Container Limited and others.

Venue: Zaragoza Logistics Center Edificio Nayade – Building 5 Calle Bari 55 – PLAZA 50197 Zaragoza

Date and Time: May 20th 2010, from 18:30 to 20:00

No admissions fee, the number of places is limited so we encourage early registration


  • Start Date:May 20, 2010
  • End Date:May 20, 2010
  • Location:Zaragoza Logistics Center