In this era of supply chain competition, enterprises integrate and allocate resources dexterously through their information networks. Resources are injected into multi-national production-distribution systems to produce more valuable, profitable products. To ride the trend, enterprises now take logistics and supply chain management seriously.
Our Institute focuses precisely on nurturing professionals for logistics and supply chain management, matching the trend of globalization and integration. All the faculty members of the institute hold doctorate degrees, and all from leading overseas universities. After the first batch of Master’s students enrolled in 2003, the institute launched the Ph.D. program in logistics management with the Department of Business Administration in 2006, the International Master’s Program in Supply Chain and Logistics Management in 2014.
Nearly half of our students come with business and management backgrounds, and about the same proportion with engineering and science. Courses are designed for integrating interdisciplinary concepts and developing logical analysis capability. All our activities, teaching, research, field trips, seminars, and local and overseas exchanges, have the right balance in theory and practice, as well as in science and management. Such an approach enables students to fully understand issues arising in practical settings. Our goals are that graduates joining the job market possess ample professional knowledge and strong communication skills to adapt to the ever-changing society.
One characteristic of the institute is to provide a channel for students to change their career paths. Many of our graduates coming from business and management studies work in the high-tech industry. Cases of turning a student from language studies to a production planning engineer; economics studies to an IT consultant; and international business studies to a computer analyst are some examples of career changes induced by the institute. About two-third of our graduates work in high-tech industries, serving in sectors ranging from material control, purchasing, and logistics management in the backend to production, and production planning and control in the frontend. The other one-third work in industrial sectors such as government, banks, ocean freight, land freight, etc. As the training of our students’ matches with mainstream industries, our graduates are well acclaimed by employers of Taiwan.