IB愛台灣 IB Volunteer Service
IBMBA Volunteer Group in Hualien
【記者梁瑛倫報導】成立於2014年六月份的IBMBA志工服務團利用今年暑假發出第一波的志工服務，在7/26~7/27特別到花蓮當地進行原住民和西方文化的跨國的文化交流以及七星潭淨灘活動。此次活動參與的成員是IBMBA102級的學生:Daniel Gruber(USA)、Adam Jasko(Slovakia)、Sebastian Gimmy(German)、陳聰敏、許敏芝、林羿君。
IBMBA’s Volunteer Group was set up in June 2014, and they went to Hualien to join the cross culture activity, with Formosan aborigines during July 26th~27th. This even was not only about culture exchange but also was an opportunity to encourage and sensitize people to clean up the beach, protect and take care of our natural environment. Six IBMBA students participated in this event, they are Daniel Gruber(USA)、Adam Jasko(Slovakia)、Sebastian Gimmy(Germany)、Tony Chen(Taiwan)、Cecilia Hsu(Taiwan) 、Phyllis Lin(Taiwan)。
The first day, our IBMBA students went to National Hualien Industrial Vocational High School, which high school students welcomed IB students by performing a traditional dance. It was a special dance, because the performers won the championship in a national dancing competition in the past. The dance emphasis feet, dancers must jump and move their feet quickly. Moreover, they shacked their body as a symbol, to honor warriors; this dance is called “MALATAW. They also invited a senior singer to sing the traditional “Amis” songs which is a typical unique melody. In their turns, IB foreigner students introduced their hometown and special culture to the audience. Daniel introduced his hometown---Hawaii; Adam talked about Slovakia food and traditional events; Sebastian presented German Folklore Festival---Beer Festival and local food---sausage. In the afternoon, IB students went to visit an “Amis” Entrepreneur---Mr. Tain-Szi-lan. He explained that the traveling business encounters some difficulties. Among those difficulties, there is a price competition among local travel businesses companies which want to attract mainland China’s tourists by offering a competitive price. It is become a price war among local companies for the mainland China’s tourists market. The big challenge is then making profit by keeping good quality. IB students afterward, shared with Mr.Tain their different thinking and global experiences to innovate traveling business.
The next day, Daniel Gruber, the re-think’s funder who is also an IBMBA student, led people to clean up “Qisingtan”, a famous tourist spot in Hualien. Around 100 people came to join him and show their support for the event, some people even came from Taipei especially for this “clean up event”. Such enthusiasm and motivation among people, means that they considered the event, as a meaningful activity, and shared IBMBA Volunteer Group and Re-think’s environment protection campaign.
Many people donated some gunnies to “Re-think” in order to pick up more garbage. The clean-up beach event organized by Re-think is getting more and more popular among People, which often saw the news from mass media. Moreover, some people start teaching their children how to protect and take care of the environment. After finishing to pick up the trash, IBMBA’s volunteer group gave people who participated in this event, a “Re-think’s bag as a gift to reward their support.
The two days volunteer trip in Hualien, was an opportunity for IB students, to have a cross culture exchange with Formosan aborigines and gather people around a beach clean up’s event. Finally, the trip ended up with a “beautiful golden canyon” s visit.【By Lena Liang】
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活動剪影 Special Activities
2014 IBMBA 迎新會
2014 IBMBA Orientation Day
IBMBA just had a fantastic welcome party on June 13th.The seniors had been preparing for this big event for a while, and they planned to give freshmen a very warm welcoming and comprehensive introduction of the IBMBA family.
New students were coming from different counties to Kaohsiung city on a very brilliant day. The sun in Kaohsiung was just as warm as all our IBMBA members. As all the participants arrived at 9 in the morning, it was pretty honorable to have all the principles of IBMBA and Management Department here to deliver the opening speeches, letting our future students know about IBMBA program’s features, aims and vision. Furthermore, the principles told us that some efforts, such as approving the dual-degree contract, have been in process. It will be benefit to IB student if the dual degree process becomes reel. It seemed that IBMBA students were filled with excitement with this great news. Besides, it could be noticed that the school had been putting much time and resources in the IBMBA program in order to make the program more attractive, more excellent, and more competitive.
Later on, several seniors professionally introduced the university, the IBMBA environment and the exchange programs to the new students.After the morning’s activities, all the students gather around an exquisite lunch, offered by the IBMBA program. There were all kinds of foods: rice, noodles, sushi, snacks, cakes, beverages, etc. It was an occasion for us while enjoying the delicious meal, to chat and exchange with each other our background, experiences.
The afternoon was even more fun. There was a little game meant to help new students get to know their future classmates: on a piece of paper, there were a few blocks with questions to fill in; for example: “name three countries you would like to travel to.” And after filling all the blocks, one had to keep going around the room and find another person who had a similar answer of a certain question, and then they would sign each other’s paper on the same block. To win this game, it’s like bingo- finally you link those blocks with names, and if you have more lines, you win. Though only few winners got prizes, all the students earned some knowledge about others’ hobbies, favorites and personalities, and most important of all- had a lot of fun.
Since each IB-student will participate in exchange program someday, IBMBA arranged seniors who came back from exchange programs to have some experience-sharing. All the speakers came back from different countries, and they used PowerPoint slides with beautiful pictures and brief words to introduce the countries they went to, including life, food, classes and so on…. Each of the cases and its content was attractive and interesting. They provided useful information that one need to know for exchange.
Happy time passes quicker that the welcome party came to an end about three in the afternoon. The whole event was successful. Teachers, old students and new students had great interactions. The IBMBA family is becoming bigger, and its members’ relationships must be closer and closer after each event. Now, believe that everyone is looking forward for the new semester to come.
【By Amy Tsai】
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人物專訪 Exclusive Interview
Lean Production Project Promotion Assistant Manager---Jay Chen
副理在研究所的時候主修工業工程管理，因此一開始在職場上涉足的以工業為主。最初，在車燈零組件工廠從事生產管理的工作，在那個時候打下生產管理的基礎。同時也獲得遷廠以及建廠規畫等實務經驗，另外也有IE、5S、QCC、外勞規劃管理實務經驗。爾後轉職到南科的光電公司從事設備維護系統建置的相關工作。在民國87~94年這段時間主要都在車燈工廠工作，下至採購供應商(QCD)管理及評價制度建置及管理，上至IE、設備規劃管理，十分扎實的運用管理的相關知識以及累積實務經驗。民國96~99年分別在台南科學園區以及新竹科學園區的半導體產業分別擔任課長以及生產部副理從事管理工作。負責的內容有從建廠開始的工廠配置規劃一直到生產資源系統(SAP ERP、SCM、CRM、MES、MM模組)、總PP資源規劃……等等。可以說由上至下的生產過程全部都有接觸到。經過了十餘年在製造業和高科技半導體產業的磨練以及成長，考慮到兼顧自身健康以及家庭，於民國99年，到鑄造業擔任精實生產專案推動副理，負責(5S、提案改善、QCC、精實生產、海外廠 整合策略規畫)改善專案推動，同時滿足兼顧家庭以及在工作中得到成就感的願望。
<工廠專案推動 v.s 產品專案管理>
1. 有一個明確的主題。例如: A地2S成功導入 (工廠專案)
2. 組織: A地, 2S 推動團隊
We are lucky to have Jay Chen, the Lean production project promotion assistant manager to be our September E-paper interviewee. Jay shared his work experience and life philosophy with us. From the interview, Jay did not only show the strong sense of responsibility to work but also quoted some Chinese classic literature-such as Zhuangzi and Shi Jing. He told us his attitude toward job and life by using these wise sentences and stories. Let us find out the mystery of project promotion!
Jay holds an Industrial Engineering Management master degree. He started his career in industrial field at the beginning and focused on production management for a car headlight company. He accumulated the basic management experience from that time (IE, 5S, QCC, foreign labor management). Moreover, he had experienced the factory’s relocation and construction process during that time. Later on, he did some management tasks in Tainan and Hsin-Chu Science Park in a Semi-conductor industry. The work consisted of factory’s construction, factory lay-out’s planning and Production source system (SAP ERP、SCM、CRM、MES、MM module) and Production planning.
After having worked hard for more than a decade, Jay decided to explore more in the Foundry industry; because he could take care of his family well and gain the sense of achievement from the work. Jay became the Lean Production Promotion assistant manager and was in charge of 5S, proposal improvement, QCC, lean production and abroad factory integration and strategy planning.
<Factory project promotion v.s Products project management>
Products project management is a very common idea that almost everyone knows, but the project varies from each other in different industries. What is the difference between “Factory project promotion” and “Products project management”? According to Jay, the two are basically the same; the only difference between is the topic.
The project is a plan that an organization uses to achieve a certain goal. That is to say, to promote a new project is like doing a brand new thing. Because it is new, we have no standard way and process to follow. From Jay’s experience, the successful project promotion procedures are as following.
1. A vivid topic. Ex: Importing “Location A, 2S” (a factory project)
Based on the topic (Location A , 2S), we got the target-Location A and the way to do
The goal is to import successfully.
2. Organization: Location A, 2S promotion team
Team’s members include the leader, the instructor the progress supervisor and consolidation.
The team chart is as following:
- LEADER：Knowing the needs of customers and the goal.
- INSTRUCTOR：Having the ability to teach team member and executing.
- PROGRESS SUPERVISOR：Making sure that all the things are on the track.
- CONSOLIDATION：Consolidating all the details and make them work well.
3. Functional evaluation:
Using the 4 scale chart to evaluate the performance of members, all the members should at least reach scale 3; which means that they can work independently. One of the members should reach scale 4; this person has a great production ability and he could instruct the other members at the same time.
４. Goal Setting (KPI)：
The leader should make sure what the customer needs and set visible and invisible target. Visible target- operational efficiency increases 20% or WIP decreases 20%. Invisible target-the satisfaction of the staff and the manager; although they are invisible, their importance of them cannot be ignored because they sometimes have a big influence on the result.
5. Planningà Conducting
I. The key point for a successful project is the perfect time control. The first thing we need to do is to realize the distance from now to our goal; the distance between is what we have to plan for. The leader has to control the situation and input the suitable labor and resources to achieve the goal. Jay emphasized that all the professional should stick to their faith and be willing to take different opinions. In this way, the goal could be easily reach.
II. No matter a project succeeds or fails; we put each case into the data base which could be used in the future. We make the successful case into a standard process portfolio; on the other hand, the failure case would become the mistake reminder.
<We trap ourselves>
Jay said, people usually trap themselves in a difficult situation that they think they cannot get rid of. As a matter of fact, the difficulty is probably be made or imaged by them. The difficult could be a person, the facility, the material, a method or the environment. We should always think positively. When we realize the difficulties are made by us, we are the one who can find out the best solution to them. When we work in a company, it is not enough for us to do the job well but have good people skills. Many people have good ability on job but not good people skills. Jay shared two tips for coping with complicated people relationship. One is to gain others identity. The way to gain others identity is to speak honestly, to maintain credits and to work hard. The other one is to realize that the key point to succeed is not “me” but the “cooperation of the whole team.” That is to say, do not always put yourself at the first place but respect and place others in a more important position. If people could follow these two rules, things could hardly fail.
<Conclusion and good words >
From the interview, we know that the project promotion is not an easy task. Not only a vivid goal is needed but the good team cooperation could lead the project successfully. Studying could be hard, but Jay wishes all the students to work for a mighty goal. Once people have their goal, difficulties become nothing; instead, it becomes the motivation to pursuit greatness. We get both positive and negative common in life; both of them are good for us because we always can learn something from them. There is a saying in Chinese classic literature, Shi Jing. The saying is “Even a stone on the other mountain could become a beautiful jade”. The saying tells us that we could always learn from the mistakes, no matter where the mistakes are at the first place.
Talking about the way to succeed, Jay shared a short story in Zhuangzi. The story is about a wheel maker teaching his son the wheel making skill. He said, the wheel making skill could only be taught in real operation. It is impossible for his son to learn his skill by reading skills written on the paper. The story tells us that the successful experience could be learned by doing but not replicated. The successful stories are like the wheel making skills written on the paper, they cannot be learned by reading. We should find our own way to succeed and try by ourselves! Jay wished all the students think positively and work hard for their bright future by their own efforts. 【By Helen Lin】
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暑期實習經驗分享 Summer Internship Experience Sharing
Anna Kiseleva in Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd
1.請問你暑假在哪個公司實習呢? 實習的機會是從何得知? 另外 請你簡單介紹一下公司。
1. How did you get it? Please introduce the company briefly.
Taiwan Fu Hsing International Co., Ltd. The President of the company gave a speech on Business Seminar class, and I asked about opportunity to have internship there.
Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd. was founded in 1957 as a small family business. The company established itself in door hardware market. Company consists of three main groups: door closer product group, security system product group and supply chain group.
Taiwan Fu Hsing manufactures and sells door hardware products which mainly being door locks and door closers, both in residential and commercial segments. Other products include door lock parts, exit devices, floor springs, and toolings.
2. What is your duty there? Please describe.
The internship was concentrated on market research of door hardware industry in Russia. At the beginning of the internship I had set several learning goals on one hand regarding the improvement of knowledge and skills on market research methodologies, marketing, evaluation of potential investments outcome, on the other hand have a deep insight of Taiwanese corporate and business culture and improvement of business Chinese language skills. In R&D Department, working closely with production managers, I was responsible for Russian market, exploring opportunities there. Briefly, I was making market research, translations from Russian to English, and evaluating potential sales channels.
At last this internship has given me new insights and motivation to pursue a career in marketing and sales management in Asian region. To prepare myself for my future career I can improve several things. I can work on my communication skills so that I am able to present and express myself more confidently. I could perform certain tasks in research better if I have more experience in the research methodologies applied in business management studies.
3. What did you learn from the job?
The internship was a useful experience. I have found out what my strengths and weaknesses are; I gained new knowledge and skills and met many new people. I achieved many of my learning goals, however for some of the conditions did not permit to achieve them, as I wanted.
4. Did you have any difficulties fit in the company or the job? How did you overcome them?
Traditional Taiwanese corporate culture is very different from western one. Vertical hierarchy and the group decision-making process are most interesting. The interns’ reports need to be reviewed by relevant positions, and then we presented it to the President of Security System Product Group. I also noticed that almost everyone there stayed overtime. For me it was overwhelming, because in our culture people leave their working place as soon as 8 hours passed by. But people are very nice and try to help you on the way, so overall I find it easy to fit in the company.
One more thing, care about your employment in Taiwan as early as you can, apply in advance, which means 3-4 month before you planning to start you work. As slow decision making process slows down the date of your employment, and dozens of paper works need to be done. Do not forget to contact company time to time and make sure that they are working over your documents. Otherwise, they may not tell you directly, but they can stop your application process without letting you know it in advance.【By Helen Lin】
5. Anything you want to say about the internship and the suggestions for others who want to have internship there.
Overall, I had a good experience and gained knowledge of Asian culture that can help me to build a future carrier. I would recommend foreigners who are going to have internship in Taiwanese company to focus on their Chinese language first, as people in a company do not speak English, only high-rank managers understand English. And be prepared, people are super nice and polite, even if you’re Chinese is not good enough, they will try to understand you.
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IB 好消息 IB News
ACT Program Orientation Day &
ACT Program Development Committee Meeting
【記者梁瑛倫報導】八月底,IBMBA張德民 主任和宋兆賢 博士一同至加拿大維多利亞大學(University of Victoria)出席ACT三校合作會議。此行主要目的除了觀摩由維多利亞大學主辦的新生訓練，瞭解該校運作模式、教學方法和辦學經驗分享，也探詢中山的學生在當地的適應情形。此次參加由三校聯合召開的夥伴會議，與會人員有加拿大維多利亞大學的學程主任Ignace Ng. 教授、副主任John A. Oldale，奧地利林茲大學有學程主任Dr. Evelyne Glaser及其助理，中山管院則有張德民主任及宋兆賢助理教授。會議針對過去的運作經驗提出檢討與改善方案，也針對今年度開始的學程訂出相關的運作規範，以利後續的順暢運作。
In the end of August, IBMBA Director De-Ming Chang and Dr. Sung Zao Yin went to University of Victoria in Canada, to participate in the ACT conference. The purpose of the conference is to understand how the University of Victoria holds orientation day and how does it teach students; moreover each school shared their experience. Besides, Dr. Sung and Director Chang also visited the NSYSU’s students who joined this program and tried to inquire about their situation in Canada. This conference was convened by the Johannes Kepler Universitat at Linz ; the University of Victoria and NSYSU. the participants were Prof. Ignace Ng; the vice director John A. Oldale from University of Victoria; Dr. Evelyne Glaser and her assistant from Johannes Kepler Universitat at Linz; Director De-ming Chang and Dr. Sung from NSYSU. They pointed out some mistakes in the past, and suggested some improvements. Also they set some new rules for the ACT program in order to keep it go on smoothly in the future.
Dr. Sung said: “In the conference, we discussed about how to make students learn the third language more effectively, we also encouraged students to get language certification and those schools’ language teachers would cooperate to help students elevate their language ability” Furthermore, Prof. Sung noticed that a lots of top management’s colleges are looking for the opportunities to build a strong business partnership and cooperation with others businesses schools from different countries in the world, those union are not only benefit exchanged students, but also help students to enlarge their global vision.
Some schools’ MBA program can provide to their students, some opportunities to go to 3 different countries for their study’s curriculum. However, there are few MBA programs which can provide such opportunities to their students to enlarge their global vision.
That is why, the IBMBA program is very unique in Taiwan, and this program can build and promote the students’ abilities in international negotiation and gives them a strong global thinking’s capabilities.
We believe that NSYSU’s college of management students can learn more through those practical courses, and elevate their ability; those qualities of the IBMBA program will give its students, the useful skills able to make them, become some brilliant international talents in the future. 【By Lena Liang】
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