Georgia Tech Hosts Chilean Study Program

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Professor Alejandro Mac Cawley (Ph.D., Georgia Tech ISyE) and his Chilean graduate students from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile recently visited Georgia Tech in May. This was a prime experience for the students, who are studying industrial engineering and supply chain and are looking to gain insights on U.S. company practices and culture.

The students kicked off their study with focused time from Georgia Tech ISyE department heads in key areas including: Transportation and Port Logistics, the Physical Internet, Global Logistics, Health and Humanitarian Services, and they also visited several IRIM robotics labs. The students then visited a stellar lineup of companies with their leadership in Georgia including Coca-Cola, UPS, Delta, Porsche, Americold, and The Home Depot. They also spent time at the Port of Savannah with leadership from the Georgia Ports Authority, including a tour of the operations which recently received the largest container ship to-date. The students participated in the annual Georgia Logistics Summit, and further learned about supply chain successes and logistics innovations, along with 1,400 fellow logistics professionals!

From Professor Mac Cawley, “On behalf of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, we thank the Georgia Institute of Technology – Supply Chain & Logistics Institute(SCL) for hosting our graduate students during their recent visit in May. It was a great program for our Chilean group. The students gained many insights on U.S. practices and culture. The students really enjoyed their time in Atlanta and Savannah and valued the visits to the companies. They were impressed by the presentations, the company tours, the Q&A, and the passion for each organization mission. They enjoyed the welcoming hospitality throughout the visit. It was an excellent opportunity to share and to develop talent. The trip was a complete success. We look forward to next year’s trip!”

From Georgia Tech SCL’s Managing Director, Tim Brown, “We are pleased to be able to host our colleagues and students from Chile and have them interact with our our international student base in the Masters in Supply Chain Engineering program. Several of the visiting students have decided to join us in the program. We are grateful to our alumni and corporate partners who have been generous with their time and resources in engaging with the visitors. The program is a terrific showcase of Tech’s unique supply chain ecosystem. We look forward to engaging with the next cohort.”


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  • Created By: Andy Haleblian
  • Created: 05/25/2017
  • Modified By: Andy Haleblian
  • Modified: 05/25/2017

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