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Students Support Bridgestone's Supply Chain Network Redesign Project


Middlesex University Dubai and Bridgestone Middle East and Africa (MEA) have signed an agreement that will see three of our MA International Business Management students (Kedar Raut, Mahnoush Gharehdash, and Mahshad Gharehdash), supervised by Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian, Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, undertake a four month internship project so support Bridgestone’s Supply Chain Network Redesign Project.

During this project, students will work closely with the Bridgestone’s MEA Logistics and Supply Chain Management team comprising of Richard Tuner (General Manager), Muddasir Ahmed (Planning Manager), and Hiroyuki Nagai (Advisor), to review Bridgestone’s existing logistics network in the MEA region, and support them in the redesign of the logistics network in accordance with the latest situation and best practices.

Speaking on the partnership, Dr Sreejith said this opportunity will enable students to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom such as: best practices on supply chain network design, best practices on export operations, and data visualisation to real-world situations, as well as gain the skills and experience necessary to prepare students for a successful career in global supply chain management.

The students said they were thrilled to be a part of this complex project with Bridgestone, and grateful to Middlesex University Dubai for giving them this opportunity – enabling them to take on an exciting real-life project for a leading global organisation.

The Bridgestone Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of tire and rubber products. It currently operates about 180 Production and Development Bases across 26 countries, and has business presence in more than 150 countries. Bridgestone MEA is the regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa region.

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