Ceremony of Logistics and Supply Chain Research Center at Jiaozhou, Qingdao2017.04.13 374

On March 28th, the Logistics and Supply Chain Research Center of IE Department was founded in Jiaozhou, Qingdao. Prof. Zuo-jun Max Shen, the department head, Prof. Simin Huang, the vice department head, Assoc. Prof. Linning Cai, and Assoc. Prof. Wanshan Zhu, along with Jiaozhou city government officers, and representatives from local associations and enterprises attended the ceremony. At the same time, the Cold Chain Experiment Base, Tsinghua-UNC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base, and Jiaozhou Logistics and Supply Chain Association were founded.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Research Center is aimed to integrate resources of Tsinghua University with the Jiaozhou city, and develop industry-university-research cooperation. The center will bring Hi-tech innovation projects and become the incubator of logistics sci-tech start-ups, as well as the supply chain economy think tank  and public service platforms.

Prof. Zuojun Shen said, the research center would mark a “win-win” stage between industrialization R&D and technological achievements. More and more start-ups which focused on market demands, technology of internet of things and were supported by VCs, could gain a lot from the research center.


   Prof. Shen Zuojun, Chairman of IE Department was giving a speech

The research center was supported by an academic board, an industrial council, and an expert committee. It has started projects such as online education, picking robot, intelligent field equipment, freight rates public information platform, and so on. Tsinghua-UNC EMBA students joined in the projects. Industry funds supported a second undertaking. The industry funds would build practical training classrooms, support applications of RFID technology and supply financial services. The research center would become one of the best Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bases in China.


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