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A Tale of Two Markets: Insights about the Different Ways Products Reach Consumers in India

By: Sarina Zhou and Jamie Dalton, senior and sophomore in Supply Chain Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India – March 23, 2015. During the second and third days of our trip, we visited two types of markets where the atmospheres […]

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Students interviewing a woman about her life as a farmer during a series of interviews of locals from the Chennai area. Credit: ADMI/K. Wozniak

Hearing from Locals on Farming in South India: Day 1

By: Joe Goley and Korawat (Kay) Tanwisuth, Sophomores in Supply Chain Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India – March 21, 2015. We started the first of our nine-day journey with a blessing from Hindu priests in a local temple in […]

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A dried-up well in South India shows how serious concerns are about water for farmers in Kadambur, a village near Chennai India. Credit: ADMI/K.Wozniak

Things Are Heating Up in India: Day 2

By: Shannon Dolehide and Ashley McInerney, Juniors in Supply Chain Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India – March 22, 2015.  When we signed up for the 2015 Agricultural Supply Chains in India study tour, we knew it would be […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Group photo of 2014 India trip participants, Chennai, India<em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

ADM Institute Sends Business and Engineering Students to India for Third Time, Another Great Success

by Kari A. Wozniak When Casey Dollinger’s father heard of her plans to travel to India, he was concerned. Not just in the typical fashion a father might worry about their student’s study abroad trip. She wasn’t ready, he felt, to fully grasp the significance of postharvest operations in agriculture in just 10 days. Casey’s […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">While visiting a rice mill, students observed losses in the storage facility. <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

The Relevance of Research: Taking the Classroom to the Mills and Fields of India

by Janae Moore, Sophomore in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India. When I heard about a trip to study agricultural supply chains in India, I jumped at the opportunity. I am a sophomore studying […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Laborer uses claw-like tools to grip bags. <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Comparing Storage Facilities, Different Methods Lead to Postharvest Loss

by Trent Houdek and Eddy Salinas, Juniors in Supply Chain Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India. Comparative analysis was the name of the game on one of our last days in India. While in the state of […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">On a facility tour, staff showed students how quality control, logistics, inventory management, and other functions operate at Adani. <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Newer Facility Shows Efficient Grain Management in India is Possible, But Not Yet Justified

by Daniel Benz and Samer Ijaz, Junior and Senior in Supply Chain Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India. Storage is an important facet of supply chain management, as it deals with issues related to pricing, inventory management, […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">A student looks at garlands for sale at a Koyambedu Market where farmers like Kalilamman bring their crops <em>Credits: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em</span>

For Field and Family: A Woman’s Life Farming in Rural India

by Erin Brennan & Grace Walsh, Juniors in Supply Chain Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India. Wrinkled from the sun and strong in stature, four-foot-ten Kalilamman sat down with us at the Market Place Literacy Community Trust (MLC […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Students observe planting in a paddy field <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Southern Indian Hospitality

by Elyse Kelly and Mary Styzek, Juniors in Supply Chain Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India. Heading out on the bus the first day we quickly realized that our windows were not tinted. Our high-rise tour bus allowed […]

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<span style="font-size: 11px;font: Arial;color: #999999">Students try typical south Indian cuisine in Chennai <em>Credit: ADM Institute/Kari Wozniak</em></span>

Taste of India

by Casey Dollinger and Elizabeth Engele, Juniors in Supply Chain Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The following post was written by students on an ADM Institute-sponsored observation study tour through India. Food can create meaningful, memorable, and lasting experiences, and not just from eating it. During our ten days in India, we […]

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