Gain a Global Perspective
Supply chain management is unique in its interdependence on global production, suppliers, and distribution working together to get products in the hands of consumers. To enhance their understanding of global issues, students visit companies throughout the world. Recent destinations have included the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, Vietnam, Turkey, China, Dubai, and Argentina. A recent partnership with the University of Stavanger in Norway has allowed Wisconsin MBA students a biannual opportunity to study the global oil industry. Students who recently visited Norway experienced a full-sized practice oil rig and simulator, and toured a subsea oil company, a global oil services company, and a public/private partnership to see the differences in focused, global, and municipal approaches in resource logistics. A recent trip to the U.K. included visits to 3M and Cisco, and a meeting with Burberry’s vice-president of customer supply chain, all focused on the supply chain implications of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union. Students in the Wisconsin MBA Program specialization in supply chain management gain direct experience with key industry practices from successful companies around the world.