RANEPA students study logistics in Poland
Students of RANEPA Graduate School of Corporate Management (GSCM) have attended an advanced mobility program in Poland, Strategy of Interaction in Contract Logistics.
The program focused on practical skills in logistics and supply chain management and involved interaction with various businesses selected to cover most areas of professional activity. The program included visits to several industrial facilities: the ABB transformer plant, Transfer Multisort Elektronik (TME, Lodz), Hortex (Skierniewice) and the port of Gdansk.
In Lodz, they were mainly introduced to modern methods of management, marketing and sales, business development at the largest global distributor of electronic and electrical components, equipment for workshops and industrial automation, as well as business process optimization tools, innovative logistics concepts and technologies (based on SAP software products, automatic mobile and stationary handling equipment).
Hortex introduced the students to the technological processes of harvesting, processing and storage of vegetables and fruits for the production of frozen convenience foods, as well as storage in a low-temperature warehouse. The workers told them about the company’s history and allowed them to get a feel of working at Hortex.
Gdansk impressed the students with its huge port with its powerful infrastructure, the size of its container terminal with various loading and unloading mechanisms, the beauty of the local architecture, the old city sights, and historical facts about the development of the navy at the National Maritime Museum. The students got a unique opportunity to see the modern port, with its industrial and warehouse infrastructure, the huge TME office and its automatic warehouse, advanced logistics technologies and European management at ABB.
As second-year student Iosif Salamekh said, the visit to Transfer Multisort Electronic (TME) has impressed them most – a warehouse with a minimum number of people, the operation automated to the smallest detail, so all the workers have to do is oversee the process. The local port also made a memorable impression, as the students could see first-hand how container transportation is arranged. “The size of the port and its ambitious development plans are truly amazing,” the student added.
Yekaterina Yepifanova, a second-year Master’s student, said she was lucky to study the organization of the logistics and production activities at large companies that meet the highest modern standards.