The department of SCMT has partnered with two universities in China to develop undergraduate
bilingual talent. Combined, the two programs consist of approximately 400 students
who study for 3 years in China then have an opportunity to transfer to Fayetteville
campus and receive a degree from UA Walton College in Supply Chain Management.
Soochow University is strategically located in Suzhou which boasts one of the leading
manufacturing and logistics hubs in China.This along with the close proximately to
Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing provides a robust regional connection to industry and
students.Kunming University of Science and Technology is strategically located in
the Southwest most Yunnan Province in China which is the primary logistics connection
to key neighbors of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar.
From a research perspective the department is engaged in two significant projects.
One, with multi-year funding from the Walmart Foundation, helping lead supply chain
food safety research in China with university collaborators at China Agriculture University
in Beijing, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, and South China Agriculture in Guangzhou.
The other is beginning our 4th year of research with the Ministry of Transportation
and Alibaba's Logistics group Cainiao. This longitudinal research is focused on retail
supply chain issues and a benchmark comparison of US and China macro economic logistics
Faculty Interview: China Initiatives
John Kent is the Director of Supply Chain China Initiatives at the University of Arkansas,
and has made significant strides in facilitating relationships with universities in
Brazil is very relevant from a supply chain perspective as one of the world’s largest
economies. Students study and visit companies in Rio de Janeiro and Recife. Learn more.
Emphasis on the changing business environment in China, and exposure to opportunities
and challenges of international logistics.
Faculty leadership for the trip comes from Supply Chain Professor John Kent. Learn more.
Faculty-led study abroad programs expose Walton College students to international
business realities, preparing them to work and succeed in a global economy. View destinations.