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Industry visit Würth its weight in gold

30 November 2017

MSc LOM students on industry visit

Twelve postgraduates from Cardiff Business School have visited Würth Industries and Sears Seating to review and assess logistics operations and systems in action.

Accompanied by Professor Stephen Disney and Dr Paul Wang, the MSc in Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) students reviewed Würth's logistics operations and their range of innovative E-Kanban supply chain control systems.

Two-time winners of the Deutsche Logistics Prize, Würth Industries provide high volume, low value items such as nuts, bolts and fixings, known as c-parts, to industrial companies.

Supplier of the Year

The students also visited Sears Seating, Würth's first UK customer for E-Kanbans, ordering systems, and industrial vending solutions.

Sear is one of the world's largest suppliers of seats for off-road vehicles and crowned Würth their ‘Supplier of the Year’ in 2014.

Professor Stephen Disney, from Cardiff Business School, said: “I’m very proud to see the level of professionalism our postgraduates have brought to these industry visits.

“They’ve had the opportunity to assess Würth systems in action at the manufacturing site of one of the company’s valued customers in Sears Seating...”

“The insight these experiences give to the students as they progress through MSc LOM is invaluable and I look forward to seeing it informs their studies.”