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China’s First Supply Chain Institute Launched in Ningbo

Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China was launched officially on 7th, March in Ningbo University. Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China, jointly built by Ningbo and MIT, is the first supply chain institute in China and it will start taking in full-time postgraduates worldwide in the autumn of 2017. 
Ningbo Supply Chain Institute China is an independent and non-profit making education and scientific research institution temporarily set in Ningbo University. With educational resources such as curriculum provision, teaching methods and assessment system introduced from MIT, it offers master and doctor degree programs and high-end training for enterprises’ senior management. Ningbo Supply Chain Institute aims to bring up high-end and international supply chain management elites. 
     Eric Grimsby , Executive Principal of MIT and Jussi Sherfey, Director of MIT Transportation and Logistics Center attended the press conference on 7th, March. Jussi mentioned that logistics and supply chain management is a weak spot for developing countries. For a product, the logistics and supply chain management accounts for 7%-8% of its price in developed countries whereas that rate can rise  above 20% in developing countries. Thus by lowering the cost of logistics, Chinese products are allowed to lower their prices by 15% at most which is of great importance in improving Chinese enterprises’ competitiveness and boosting China’s development. At present, there is a shortfall of about 1million supply chain management talents in China

Bike Industry Most Favored at Job Fair

The whole year's work depends on a good start in spring when people exert themselves to the heated job-hunting. On the day of March 3rd, Shengshan Town held the spring human resources recruitment fair with 18 enterprises leaving seats vacant for the job applicants, attracting quite a few people to consult and negotiate.
 “A majority of the 18 enterprises inviting applications for jobs are bicycle and bearing industries and they mainly recruit front-line skilled workers.” The working staff of the Labor Security Bureau at the town told us that many enterprises started operation at a relatively later time while there was a downward trend existing in the total number of employees under the influence of economic environment. However, the reporters in the recruitment site found that the recruitment demand for the manufacturing of components and parts of bicycles and musical instruments increased rather than deceased, becoming the most powerful “magnet” of the job fair.

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About 100 job fairs to be held in March

It is learned from Ningbo Employment Management and Service Bureau and Ningbo Job Market that in March about 100 job fairs will be held at various levels for the docking of enterprises and talents.

Among others, four large-scale spring job fair will be held at the No.7 Hall of the International Conference and Exhibition Center at the first two weekends of March, and four special job fairs for technicians will be held at Ningbo Human Resources Building on the four Fridays in March. There will also be nine comprehensive job fairs to be held at either the Human Resources Building or the No.7 Hall of the International Conference and Exhibition Center. Seven "Talents in Ningbo" series job fairs for medium and high-end talents will be held at the Talent Building at Liuting Street. On March 27, the "Talents in Ningbo" golden-collar talent job fair will be held at the Westin Hotel.

Ningbo Modern Natural Agriculture Institution Unveiled

Ningbo’s first Spring Plowing Cultural Festival opened on Mar. 5th,announced by the deputy mayor, Lin Jingguo.

The fifth day of March is called Insects Awaken in China, one of the 24 Solar Terms. Because in this day all living things come to life, making noises that shock dormant insects out of their caves. Farmers start plowing as a busy season kicks off.

The festival was sponsored by the Municipal Department of Publicity, the Municipal Agricultural Bureau, etc., and hosted by Tiansheng Farming. It will last 10 days, during which time various activities will be arranged, including poetry recital, photo contest, tug of war, etc. Over one thousand enthusiastic citizens witnessed the meaningful moment.

On Mar. 5th, Ningbo Modern Natural Agriculture Institution was unveiled, co-founded by the Municipal Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Tiansheng Farming. It is not only the first research institution of natural agriculture in Zhejiang, but also the first in this field to be leaded by government while co-founded with an enterprise.

The First Consumption Education Center Went into Operation

 “While doing the shopping, consumers are advised to ask for a purchase proof so that they could report problematic products to the authorities”, said Leimin, vice secretary of Ningbo Consumer Protection Council in explaining how to protect consumers’ interests. Her lecture was the first one after the Consumption Education Center was set up.

Built by Ningbo Municipal Consumer Protection Council and Ningbo University Library, the Center provides a new platform for awareness building in consumption. After its inception, the Center is poised to make consumers more capable of preserving their legitimate rights and interests through launching consumer culture salon, on-site inquiry, consumption studies and distributing of publicity brochures.

“The Consumption Education Center will stage at least a special activity within a month”, said Yu Leimin. Authoritative sources will join us in providing insights into how to uphold rights and interests and how to consume in a more sensible way. The sources include relevant department officials, people from all circles, inspectors, university professors and lawyers. In addition, the Center will distribute publicity materials that include related laws and regulations, commodity-related briefings, rights and interests protection brochures and so on. Faculty from the Center will make regular visits to shopping malls and supermarkets as a way of promoting ways to identify substandard goods. This approach is interesting and well targeted.

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