28
Nov

IE Spanish Outreach Club: Knowing Madrid in a different way

Written on November 28, 2013 by Campus Life in Social

Knowing MadridWho?

The event was open to all students from IE. Additionally they could bring both their partners and friends. The group however was limited to 25 people in order for the guide to be able to clearly communicate and deliver the information of the buildings and the city.

The guide was one of our team members, María Luisa de Miguel, an architect and current student of the MIM program.

What?
An explanation of the four most important art museums of the city of Madrid took place. These are: The Thyssen Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, the Prado Museum, the Caixa Forum Museum. All of them located in what is known as the triangle of art. The urbanism of the area, especially the development of the Castellana Street was also given in order for the participant to have a better understanding of the city of Madrid

The combination of these four buildings covers different approaches to architecture and diverse examples of how an expansion of a building can be done.

Why?
The intention of this event was to help students understand the city they have been living or will live for a minimum period of a year. Madrid has many interesting buildings to offer and is known for many of its architecture. Like all or our events, it is always a great way to do “networking” while getting more involved in the culture of Spain and the city of Madrid.

When?
The event took place on Saturday, the 9th of November, during the morning from 11:00 till 14:00.

15
Nov

IE Operations Management Club’s Visit to DHL Quer

Written on November 15, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Visita DHLNovember 8, 2013. Madrid, Spain – IE Operations Management Club has organized a visit to DHL Quer (DHL – Calle Vega del Henares, hall 1, 19209 Quer, Guadalajara) to have a hands on understanding of the Lean management at DHL logistics services business in relation to the presentation delivered by Mr. Antonio on 18th October at IE campus.

Visita DHL 2Mr. Antonio lead the visit with an introduction to the DHL factory and also provided the safety jackets, shoes and other elements required for a safe entry to the floor. At the plant, the operators were so helpful to take some time out of their regular work hours and explain the various stages of the implementation of Lean practices and continuous improvement in their daily job. The operators mentioned the various metrics like productivity, error rate, quality and availability used to track the overall plant performance on daily basis. These metrics were also updated on the dashboards to comply with the Kaizen philosophy.

Later on, the DHL team also introduced IE students to the Root cause analysis topic. The IE team gained insights on the live implementation of DMAIC methodology (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) that is applied at the plant. This visit was very thoughtful and a great learning experience for the IE student group.

Bharath Kumar (IE Operations Management Club President) and Alvaro Buitrago Alvaro (IE Operations Management Club Alumni Advisor) along with the IE student group expressed their gratitude to Mr. Antonio and team for their extended warm welcome and knowledge sharing session at the practical level.

9
Nov

The first IE Family Business Summit!

Written on November 9, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Family Business SummitIE Family Business Club organized its first Family Business Summit in Madrid past October. “Next Generation at a Crossroad, truths and myths about the challenge ahead”, was aimed at helping the NextGen handle topics that arise, for instance, from ending an MBA to the succession some years ahead.

After the opening statements by Ricardo Pineda, president of the Club and Cristina Cruz, professor Family Venturing at IE, Santiago Perry and Carlos Boggio discussed the issue of succeeding or not in the family business. Luis Baón, consultant from EgonZehnder, followed to give his outsider perspective into the family company. Closing the day, a panel of three MBA alumni (two from IE) shared their experience on how they joined their businesses.

Saturday started with the “Finding your authentic leadership” workshop, led by coaches Carmen Lence and Borja Raventos. Next, Julia-Carolin Schmid continued with “How to manage the soft side of the family through a Shareholder’s Office”. Jesus Casado, Secretary General of European Family Businesses, shared his perspective on family businesses within Europe. The Summit was closed by an excellent presentation from Andrew Keyt about the challenges of succeeding a legend.

The first edition of the summit was a success! More than 100 participants shared and learned insights on how to take another step towards a sustainable family business future! We look forward to the next one!

7
Nov

IE R&B Climbing Club organizes climbing courses

Written on November 7, 2013 by Campus Life in Sports

ROCK CLIMBINGINITIATION CLIMBING COURSE:

This course is for people who want to learn how to climb from the beginning, acquiring the necessary techniques and practice safely this impressive sport.

AIMS:

To acquire the basics about gestures and safety for autonomous climbing.

CONTENT:

Basics about using the climbing material.

Gesture techniques: postures and movements.

Safety: how to use the safety systems.

Lead climbing on equipped routes.

DURATION:

5 days/15 hours

Monday to Friday or weekends

*Ask for other options

Price: 190 €/person (Monday to Friday version)

          220 €/person (Weekends version)

Includes the rent of all the necessary material.

PROGRAM:

Monday to Friday: Morning from 10:30 to 13:30

                             Afternoon from 19:00 to 22:00

Weekends: Day 1 and 2: From 10:00 to 14:00

                  Day 3 and 4: From 9:00 to 17:00

* For this course it is not necessary to fulfill any special physical conditions or to have any experience.

 

INDOOR CLIMBING COURSE:

AIMS:

To acquire basic gestures, to learn and practice the basic techniques of safety

To learn how to use and enjoy the most the indoor climbing.

CONTENT:

Developing of gestural techniques.

Safety

Climbing with pulley: basic skills

DURATION:

2 days/6 hours

Two sessions of 3 hours

-Monday and Wednesday, from 19 to 22h

-Tuesday and Thursday, from 19 to 22h

-Saturday and Sunday, from 16 to 19h

*Ask for other options

Price: 75€/person (rock shoes and material rent included)

* For this course it is not necessary to fulfill any special physical conditions or to have any experience.

 

ADVANCED ROCK CLIMBING:

AIMS:

To acquire and improve special techniques.

CONTENT:

Advanced climbing skills

DURATION:

1 day

Place: Rock climbing zones around Madrid.

Price: 92€/person (insurance included)

PROGRAM:

From 10 to 17 hrs

*For this course it is necessary to dominate basic climbing techniques.

 

If you are interested or have any questions, get in touch with the club at R&BClimbing.Club@ie.edu

1
Nov

DHL2October 18, 2013. Madrid, Spain – IE Operations Management Club has organized an event with Antonio Andrés, Business Process Optimization & Account Manager, DHL- Supply Chain to present the Lean management and Continuous Improvement techniques in logistics services business.

Antonio explained the evolution of the continuous improvement practices at the DHL World of supply chain and logistics. He also explained us “The need to focus on process improvement and integration of First Choice in the organization as First Choice is a continuous improvement process that applies to all levels of management, processes and all employees of the group”. He also explained the practical application of the full DMAIC cycle (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) as part of the continuous improvement process.

Dhl ConferenceLater on, the customized tool to track the continuous improvement initiatives at DHL has also been explained in detail to illustrate how defects are minimized by the operations team using the Bottom up approach. Antonio also shared his valuable insights on the various case studies on the application of lean techniques at Ontígola. This includes the Unilever case study where Antonio explained the Root Cause analysis, error minimization, Process optimization, and Layout definition. Following this, the improvements achieved as result of Lean implementation has been shown to make the audience to understand the importance of Linking Business Objectives with targets on team level.

Bharath Kumar (IE Operations Management Club President) and Alvaro Buitrago Alvaro (IE Operations Management Club Alumni Advisor) along with the audience applauded Antonio for his knowledge sharing and innovative ideas provoking discussion.

Antonio has vast experience in the domain of Supply Chain, Process optimization and Possesses 10+ years of professional experience with DHL in Iberia where he is Responsible for process optimization and account management, being part of the Direction Committee of Retail. He also manages all continuous improvement initiatives assuring they are making under DMAIC methodology and also in charge of implement the Lean Thinking and Management in all Retail´s sites.

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