2014-04-30 18:10:47 - Interroll, a worldwide provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, made a contribution to SCL to actively support professional education in supply chain engineering.
Sant'Antonino, Switzerland, 29 April 2014.
Interroll, with its global presence and a successful history in the US since 1968 has recently opened a new regional Center of Excellence in Hiram, close to Atlanta, Georgia. It hires mechanical engineers, materials handling experts and project managers offering a modern working environment with a strong American legacy and the set-up of a global leader. In supporting the SCL, Interroll further demonstrates its local commitment for the booming region of Georgia.
Both organizations will exchange fundamental know-how related to intralogistics in order to further increase the leadership in their respective areas. Interroll already works closely with well-known universities in China and Germany on research and educational programs. With Georgia Tech in the USA, Interroll
now also supports a leading institute in this strategically important market. The movement of goods and services has been one of the educational cornerstones of Industrial and Systems Engineering education at Georgia Tech since the inception of the program.
Mr. Tim Brown, Director of Professional Education at SCL, appreciated the contribution of Interroll: “We will be able to enhance and sustain our professional educational offerings thanks to the generous donation from Interroll, a global leader in internal logistics. We look forward to a long collaboration with Interroll as we share best practices and information to improve work force skills and knowledge in the supply chain sector.”
With a proven track record of delivering best-in-class Pallet-Flow solutions to high performing warehouse and distribution applications worldwide, customers like Coca Cola, First Quality Tissues, Walmart, UPS and Amazon use their intralogistics solutions on a daily basis.
In times where resources are scarce and competition is fierce, education and access to know-how is of the essence. This is especially the case as the globalization trend continues and companies seek for future proof strategies.
Ralf Garlichs, Executive Vice President Products & Technology, of Interroll said: “We are intrigued about the reputation of Georgia Tech with their international training programs and research projects. Our joint efforts shall be used for the creation of market relevant application know-how and inspiring research projects in the areas of business modelling. Interroll is eager to engage actively and looking forward to working with Professor Brown and his teams.”
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Interroll Group is a worldwide leading producer of high-quality key products and services for internal logistics. The company offers a broad product range in the four product groups “rollers”, “drives”, “conveyors & sorters” and “pallet & carton flow” to around 23,000 customers around the world. Core industries are courier, parcel and postal services, airports, food processing industry as well as distribution centres and other industries. Customers are amongst others well-known global brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Coop, DHL, FedEx, Peugeot, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart or Yamaha. Interroll is engaged in global research projects for logistics efficiency and is actively supporting industry associations in developing standards. Headquartered in Sant’Antonino, Switzerland, Interroll operates a worldwide network of 31 companies with around 1.600 employees. Interroll Group recorded sales of CHF 316.3 million in 2013. The company was founded 1959. Since 1997, Interroll Group is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and included in the SPI index.
About the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute
The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) at Georgia Tech provides global leadership for research and education in supply chain engineering. We define "Supply Chain Engineering" as the application of scientific principles to optimize the design and integration of supply chain processes, infrastructure, technology and strategy. While SCL has resources and programs in supply chain management, its primary focus is on development of new tools for analysis, design and management of logistics processes, and new concepts and strategies for the practice of supply chain engineering.
SCL is a unit of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech. The Stewart School is the largest Industrial Engineering program in the United States (more than sixty faculty members, 1,617 undergraduate students and 385 graduate students). ISyE is consistently ranked as the number one industrial engineering program of its kind in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report's (USNWR) for both its graduate and undergraduate programs. In its 2015 edition, USNWR once again named ISyE the top-ranked graduate program in the industrial/manufacturing/systems specialty, making this the 24th consecutive number one ranking for ISyE. The ISyE undergraduate program also maintained its top ranking in the 2014 edition of America's Best Colleges by USNWR. This marks the 19th year that ISyE has been ranked as the foremost program of its kind in the nation at the undergraduate level in the industrial/manufacturing specialty.