Walking into Building E25

Jiajun Wang (Stanley)

I walked into Building E25 of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), whisked snow off my shoulder, and suddenly found myself in a warm place full of cheer and laughter. That was the first day of the 2014 Independent Activity Program (IAP). All 116 students from the MIT Global SCALE Network centers had a unique chance to spend 3 valuable weeks with each other. During the IAP, I listened to the latest research and findings from well-known professors, had fun as well as deep learning from well-designed supply chain simulation games, joined the student panel to interview the EVP of Starbucks,visited highly automated warehouses that served world-renowned brands and retailers,won the first place of 2014 APICS/MIT Case Competition, and shared my thesis project to researchers, faculties, and industry practitioners during the MIT Research EXPO night. More importantly, I experienced all these amazing events, sessions by teaming up with 3 other members from the SCALE Network where I gained highly intensive exposure to wisdom, different cultures, personalities, and experiences, and what’s more I formed many strong bonds with other future supply chain leaders (some of which are already seasoned managers with world-wide knowledge).

Jiajun Wang (Stanley)
Class of 2014
MSCM Program