Academic Partnership

Zaragoza Academic Partnership (ZAP)

The Zaragoza Academic Partnership (ZAP) Program allows companies to sponsor ZLC students’ thesis projects. It is an initiative to enhance applied research and bring industry-academia relationships closer together in the field of supply chain management. Each year students are required to complete thesis projects and many of them work with our partner companies on challenging and innovative research projects through the ZAP Program.

So far 66 companies have participated in this program, among them some of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25:

Benefits

The ZAP Program gives students the opportunity to work closely with industry professionals on a real-life supply chain problem, and gives companies an opportunity to interact with a student or student team along with a professor as expert thesis advisor who together bring new insights and approaches to an active supply chain project.

Research Projects start in October and finish the following May.

Master Thesis

Interact with a student supervised by an expert thesis advisor who will bring new insights and approaches to a real-life supply chain challenge in your company.

Student Recruitment:

Get priority access to highly qualified, in-demand supply chain professionals.

Research Fest:

Join the Research Fest where students present their final thesis projects covering a range of topics focused on various aspects of supply chain.

ZLC Executive Education:

Get priority access to ZLC open programs and benefit from a 15% discount on both open and customized executive education programs.

MIT Global SCALE Network:

Expand your network on the worldwide coverage and across all industries.

Events attendance:

Engage in summits, symposia, workshops, conferences, seminars and roundtables organized by ZLC.

Requirements:

• Solve a problem
• Research orientation
• Access to data
• Assigned staff member

Samples of completed projects are available in the research journals for the classes of 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 in the form of selected thesis executive summaries:

Want to become an academic partner?