Smart City Logistics Concepts: an international project in Katowice, Poland autumn 2018

International project on smart cities in Poland

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One summit, three cities, two countries: IFPSM World summit 2018 volunteers

by Saara Taha and Erkki Paunonen “Purchasing 2020: The New Role of Procurement” was the theme of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) World summit held 26th - 29th September 2018 in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland and Tallinn Estonia. The IFPSM is associated with 48 National and regional Purchasing Associations and 250,000 … Continue reading One summit, three cities, two countries: IFPSM World summit 2018 volunteers

Logistics placement in Thailand at Damco

By Parichat Homchant I had a change to interview Parichat Homchant,  4th year IBL student from Thailand who just returned from her placement in Thailand, and now shares her experience with us. What was the motivation for you study in Metropolia? Well, actually I wanted to study in Finland due to its educational reputation and … Continue reading Logistics placement in Thailand at Damco

Research for Trafi

By: Katja Palovaara Interview with Tayyab Iqbal, an IBL student who conducted a research project for Trafi, Liikenteen turvallisuusvirasto. 1) First of all, can you tell what you are studying and which year? I am Tayyab and I am a student from Pakistan studying for my final year in International Business and Logistics at Helsinki … Continue reading Research for Trafi

How to write an award winning thesis?

By: Katja Palovaara An interview with Maria Yakovleva, IBL13 who won an award scholarship for the best Bachelor’s Thesis chosen by LOGY, Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics. The title of your thesis is “Managing Last Time Buy Components”. To start off with, 1)How did you decide on the topic? Some of my colleagues in the … Continue reading How to write an award winning thesis?

LOGY Association awards alumnus Maria Yakovleva with scholarship

Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics, LOGY, recognized again the best Dissertation, best Master's thesis and best Bachelor's thesis in the field of purchasing and logistics. Winners were announced and awarded with scholarships at the annual members´ meeting on the 23rd  of November 2017. International Business and Logistics alumnus Maria Yakovleva was awarded for the … Continue reading LOGY Association awards alumnus Maria Yakovleva with scholarship

Coffee time

By Prativa Bhusal IBL15 There is one thing that you might call the national drink of Finland, it’s coffee. If you are a newcomer in this country, the level of coffee consumption you witness here might literally surprise you. Coffee is everywhere in Finland. It’s kind of a norm, an inseparable part of the Finnish … Continue reading Coffee time