Zaragoza Logistics Center increasing global network of supply chain professionals


ZARAGOZA, University of Zaragoza – Paraninfo Hall, June 1st 2012

Over 800 students have participated in the specialized supply chain programs administered by ZLC, coming from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Currently ZLC graduates are working in over 45 countries in supply chain positions, ranging from a Supply Chain Analyst and Global Demand Planner to the Deputy Minister for Sectoral Planning, a Global Supply Chain Director, CEO and Professors at top companies and universities. The small class size at ZLC fosters a strong sense of community in our students, that not only lasts well beyond graduation, but continues to grow throughout their professional careers. The graduates therefore have a very strong and loyal professional network of alumni to tap into.

As part of the MIT SCALE Network, ZLC’s educational programs are designed to prepare the supply chain leaders of the future and have provided a highly skilled workforce to the companies established in PLAZA, in the region of Aragon and across the globe. Global companies consistently employing ZLC graduates include: Amazon, CAT Logistics, Cummins, Hewlett Packard, Home Depot, McKinsey, Nike, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Roche, Samsung, SAP, Shell, The Coca-Cola Company and Vestas. As for Aragon and PLAZA the hiring companies have included: ARC Internacional, BSH, CAF, GM, Grupo Caladero, Grupo Logístico Carreras, IBM, IKEA, Imaginarium, Inditex (ZARA), Pikolin, Porcelanosa, Saica, Siemens and Transportes Ochoa.

On June 1st, 2012, the 8th class of the MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the 11th class of the Máster de Logística will graduate at the University of Zaragoza Paraninfo Hall.

As the guest of honour, Prof. Dr. V. Sumantran will be giving the traditional commencement speech. Dr. Sumantran is the Executive Vice-Chairman of Hinduja Automotive UK, as well as Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet of the Indian Government and also served on the Science Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India.

Dr. Sumantran holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering (Princeton University & Virginia Tech) and a Master’s degree in Management of Technology (Renssalaer Polytechnic).

Prof. Dr. V. Sumantran Bio

               ZLOG Class 2012                                        MdL Class 2012