Follow the Smart Phone Supply Chain Open Program

Program Overview
Program Itinerary
Program Fees and Inclusions
Program Application

For more information on the Follow the Smart Phone Supply Chain Program, please contact either:

Dr. Oya Tukel:

The Asia Institute:
Program Overview

This program is designed to provide an in-depth, on-the-ground look at global business, environmental sustainability, supply chain management and the electronics industry. Through the lens of the smart phone supply chain, participants will visit world-class manufacturing and logistics companies in China, such as: Phicomm, Huawei, Samsung, NCAB and Yangshan Deepwater Port.

During this 11-day program, under the content direction and guidance of Dr. Oya Tukel, Chair and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Cleveland State University, students will gain a better understanding of companies that are redefining supply chain management. At the same time, students will engage with and learn from actual smart phone users in China, their peers and local students, through integrated experiences to share perspectives on different cultures and smart phone use habits. This program provides not only an engaging and unique academic learning experience, but also a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness firsthand the increasingly interconnected world.

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Content Director

Oya I. Tukel, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor Operations and Supply Chain Management
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

Dr. Oya Tukel teaches innovation management, supply chain management and project management at Cleveland State University. Dr. Tukel is actively involved in international programs and corporate training in the United States and Europe. She regularly publishes basic and applied research in the areas of project management and supply chain management. In addition, Dr. Tukel has led roughly 100 students on short-term faculty-led programs, in collaboration with the Asia Institute.

Program Itinerary

Please review the program brochure to find the tentative program itinerary. Download Brochure

Program Fees and Inclusions

The program fee for this 11-day program in China is $2,499 per participant. All applications received before March 1, 2016 will be considered for scholarships of up to $500. The program fees include:

•  All pre-departure program materials, an eManual, welcome bag, onsite orientation, and city maps
•  Nine academic and professional visits related to the smart phone supply chain
•  Two presentations/lectures with invited industry experts and/or university faculty
•  Cultural and historical excursions with local bilingual guides, as well as all entrance ticket fees
•  Ten nights lodging in 3-4 stars hotels with internet access and double occupancy rooms
•  All breakfasts will be arranged each morning at the participant’s hotels. Three lunch meals and two     dinner meals for all participants will also be included.
•  All domestic transportation including daily private bus, high speed train and flights
•  24/7 onsite program coordinator(s)


All applications received before March 1, 2016 will be considered for scholarships of up to $500.

A further $1000 in scholarship funding is also available through a collaborative effort by the Asia Institute and the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE). Students involved in the Follow the Smart Phone Supply Chain Program are eligible. To apply for these scholarships, please visit Scholarship Opportunities.

Program Application

Please click here to apply for the program. After your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Asia Institute. We will send you confirmation of reciept and the following program preparation timeline via email within 2-3 business days to confirm your participation in the Follow the Smart Phone Supply Chain Program.

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Shanghai, China 200080