Thirty-five EMBA Students

from University of California Visit CCEC



On September 6th, Cummins hosted the University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business Executive MBA class at our facility in Chongqing. The visit was part of the Merage School's International Residential Program and 35 students and their Professor, Dr. Leonard Lane were in the group. Dr. Lane said the objective of the residential was to introduce the students to the "challenges of doing business in a foreign environment." Specifically the trip which covered two cities, Shanghai and Chongqing was "to allow the students to view China through 3 lenses, a place you export from, a consumer nation and a place where you conduct research and development."
Through visiting the main machining workshops and assembly workshop of CCEC, the delegation gained an initial understanding of products and production status of the company. General Manager Andrew Penca reviewed the development history, long-term goal, core value and five operation core culture of CCEC in detail, and introduces the products of the company and their application fields and marketing share in order to give the foreign students chance to know about the development status and operation system of CCEC.
The Dr. Lane said "the Cummins visit helped the students get a better understanding of how an American company operates in a joint-venture environment in China and they were very pleased with the in-depth briefing of life in Chongqing given by General Manager Andrew Penca."

They have a detailed understanding of various aspects of Chongqing, including investment environment, life, entertainment, and education etc. In addition, Andrew shares his and his family members' actual feeling towards work, life, study and entertainment in Chongqing by showing relevant pictures, and also introduces the differences in Chinese and American cultures and interpersonal communication. The students found this discussion most valuable as many of the students in the room could directly relate to Andrew’s life stage as well as his personal and professional perspectives.

One student, Matthieu Roussillon said,“Our visit of the Cummins facility started with a warm welcome from the management staff and an immediate surprise: the site was simply beautiful. I expected the plant to be a typical set of large industrial-looking buildings in the middle of an endless industrial zone; I found instead a quiet and beautifully landscaped property running an efficient operation. The first message we heard was very clear and evidenced by the badges that were handed to us: safety is the priority and we were all provided with appropriate PPE. The visit of Cummins was a perfect illustration of a well-executed AAA strategy (Aggregation, Arbitrage, Adaptation). Perhaps the aspect that surprised me the most was the extent of Cummins' commitment to corporate responsibility: I was impressed by the staff's involvement in the local communities and the firm's decision to do what's right, such as recycling the waste water generated at the site even though the region doesn't impose any water usage restriction at this plant.”

一位名叫Matthieu Roussillon的学生说:“我们本次参观康明斯工厂,一开始就受到了管理层的热情接待,紧接着给了我们一个即刻的惊喜:这个工厂太漂亮了!我原以为这只是位于工业区中的一个传统的像其他工业建筑群一样的厂区。结果没想到是这是个安静、绿化优美、运作高效的工厂。我们清晰地听到的第一个讯息以及发放到我们手中的徽章标牌都足以证明:安全在这里是放到首位的,而且工厂还向我们提供了相应的劳动保护用品。本次对康明斯的访问完美地证明了三A战略(整合、套用、适应)的很好实施。或许,最使我意想不到的是康明斯公司对公司责任的承诺:员工们参与社区活动以及公司做正确的事的决定,例如,回收工厂产生的废水,尽管该地区对该工厂水的使用没有强制限制。这些都给我留下了深深的印象。”

CCEC receives EMBA students from University of California, presents a favorable corporate image, and provide them with opportunities to know more about the development condition of foreign enterprises in Chongqing and to experience the favorable investment environment and convenient living environment in Chongqing as well as the differences between Chinese culture and American culture. It helps to attract them come to Chongqing to invest, work and live.