Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development initiatives help clients and partners develop knowledge and tools that improve their logistics and supply chain operations and processes.

Research initiatives bring academics, clients and partners together to develop technology tools to support real-time, real-world operations and issues:

  • SIMSpace RFID Lab – Testing new concepts and tools to advance the application of radio frequency identification and other auto-ID systems in supply chains.
  • Cold-chain logistics – Working with companies in China to developing new cold-chain logistics practices and technologies to provide safer and fresher food.
  • 2012 UNC-Tsinghua Symposium – Hosting an international symposium in Beijing focused on  “The Internet of Things.”
  • Real-time software systems – Developing smart software applications that are data-driven and knowledge-centered with emphasis in real-time solutions

Education initiatives focus on developing globally effective business people:

  • Global Supply Chain Leaders Program – A new dual degree program under development to launch in 2012 will help executives understand the dynamics of global supply chains and to mobilize them for competitive advantage, trade and economic development.  Executives who complete the 18-month program will receive both a master of business administration (MBA) degree from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a master of engineering management (MEM) degree from Tsinghua University.