The Yanbu University College – YUC was announced the Best GCC Academic Institution in Supply Chain at the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Supply Chain Excellence Awards, 2017 held in Abu Dhabi last month. It was for the second year in a row that the prestigious award was given to YUC.
YUC student Maytham Al-Matrood also brought laurels to the Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges & Institutes (RCYCI) that YUC is part of. Maytham won the ‘Ibtikar – Rising Star in Supply Chain Award’ and received a cash prize of AED 10,000 for his project titled “Small Enterprises Agile Logistics Support Systems (SEALS) Learning Platform”.
The team representing YUC at the Conference included RCYCI Director General Dr. Salem Al-Etani, the DMD Planning and Development Directorate Dr. Mohammed N. Alghamdi, and faculty from the Management Science & Industrial Management Technology (MS-IMT) department – Dr. Samir Al-Sobhiand, Mr. Mansour Al-Muwallad, Mr. Khaled M. Almassar, and Ms. Safa’a Fallatah. MS-IMT department students, six from the YUC Male campus and four from the YUC Female Campus also participated in the conference.
The GPCA awards aimed to recognize and reward organizations and talent that have demonstrated vision, leadership and innovation in supply chain and logistics operations in the GCC countries, which will enhance the global competitiveness of the chemical industry in the Gulf. Winners were selected from 22 entries from across the entire GCC in four categories – new and unique solutions, innovation, sustainability, and the best GCC academic institution for programs in supply chain management.
The conference provided the YUC Team with an insight into creating integrated supply chain linkages. It was also a great opportunity for the College to make its mark as a key player in providing quality programs in Supply Chain and Logistics Management in the GCC region.
The dedicated team behind this achievement include the following MS-IMT faculty members:
Dr. Samir Alsobhi
Dr. Kang Mun Arturo, Jr. Tan
Dr. Joseph Devasia
Mr. Ayaz Lodhi
Mr. Suhaib Varikkodan (Team Leader)