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On April 26, at the invitation of Jan Gardberg, Chairman of physical distribution of IKEA in Asia Pacific, Prof. Huang Youfang, Vice President of SMU visited IKEA logistics distribution center of in Songjiang of Shanghai.
During his visit, Prof. Huang met with SMU graduates who are now working for IKEA. He encouraged them to work hard and expressed high expectations on their future career with IKEA. IKEA gave an introduction about the overall planning of its logistics distribution center. Afterwards, both sides discussed on future collaborations on various fields like scholarship, academics, and graduates employment.
The logistics distribution center of IKEA in Songjiang, with the building area of 260,000 square meters, including 200,000 square meters of storage capacity, owns advanced storage device and management system. With an in-depth look of the logistics pattern of the largest retailer of household articles will be full of great importance for the Logistics Research Center in SMU to follow the new trends of this industry.