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PSCM article in “Sin Chew”

The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) offers a part-time Master of Supply Chain Management (PSCM) program, which allows prospective working adults to attend classes and courses on weekends with the cooperation of top university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 5 graduates share their learning experiences.

The college will hold a PSCM course briefing on June 23 from 9 am to 12 noon. Course Director, David Baylis will introduce the course content personally. Interested parties are welcome to attend.

1 Li Zicong (47 years old, Integrated Service Management Engineer of Multinational oil field service company)

“MISI’s resident professors and visiting professors are very experienced: they use international business case studies as a teaching material to help me understand all aspects of procurement strategies, such as the concerning topics about reducing carbon footprint and sustainable development of procurement strategies! I am very fortunate to fly to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a three-week intensive course to learn and interact with students from all over the world and from different backgrounds. I learnt about the reality and challenges faced by one another and enhanced my knowledge by taking the opportunity to expand my network.”

2 Gu Jinsheng (34 years old, Supply Chain Manager of Multinational medical equipment suppliers)

“I like the way of teaching in MISI! Instead of the traditional teaching methods such as repeating the contents of the textbooks in the classroom, MISI integrate various research cases into discussions. Not only did students attend lectures and the exams, but also bring each other’s work experience to the classroom for discussion. The teacher also puts forward ideas and supplements, which give me inspirations and answer my doubts. I find some cases practical and applicable to the workplace which will help my company maximize sales and profit. Although I felt tired because of the heavy workload and the need to discuss my homework with my classmates online after work, PSCM course has benefited me a lot!

4 Yang Peilei (37 years old, Senior Production Manager of Multinational Enterprises in Ceiling Fans)

“Because of my undergraduate studies in industrial science, my basic knowledge of supply chain management is not enough. I and Huixin used to be colleagues. After she introduced me MISI, I also enrolled in the PSCM course. This course is closely related to my current work. The knowledge I have learned at MISI can come in handy, such as analytical tools, supply chain management, research cases, and the practice of applying what you have learned After entering the workplace, returning to campus to study is not just about getting a certificate in diploma, instead, I invested in myself by strengthening my existing work abilities and competitiveness. Although I often discuss my homework with my classmates until midnight, in hindsight the efforts are worthwhile.”

Luo Hanyuan (45, Manager of Warehouse Management System, Asian Retail Group)

“I have been in the warehouse and supply chain management industry for 15 years and hope to enrich myself through quality education. Usually the MBA program focuses on teaching theory and concepts, but MISI teaching focuses on practice and application of knowledge.
Most of the teachers graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a high-level institution. MISI’s teaching methods have cultivated my systematic thinking, which prompted me to think and improve my problem-solving skills from multiple perspectives to make the most efficient decisions for the company and to complete a number of large-scale projects.
Last year, I was selected to participate in the three-weeks intensive MIT course in the United
States. I felt a different learning atmosphere by exchanging ideas with students of different nationalities and professors.’’