Wednesday, April 4, 2012

International Trekkin'

One of the most enjoyable, enriching experiences of the LGO program thus far has been the International Plant Trek from which we just returned this past weekend.  In China, we were fortunate to spend a few days visiting our friends in CLGO at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a Cisco PCBA facility, and the Nike China Logistics Center.  The hospitality we received from the CLGOs was absolutely unbelievable, and I feel that because of them, we all had a tremendous Shanghai experience, culminating with a fantastic dinner in the swanky restaurant 900' in the air atop the Pearl Tower.

Japan was just as enjoyable, as we toured all over the city of Tokyo and visited Sony's world headquarters, as well as the Nissan Leaf assembly line.  It was extremely interesting to observe firsthand the similarities and (more importantly) the differences between American and Japanese automobile manufacturing, but that's a conversation for another day!

I got a new DSLR camera before we left for the trip, and I think I went a little bit trigger happy as a result.  As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll shut up now and defer to about a half-million words worth of photographs!