Logistics and Supply Chain – Webinar archive

The Relevance of Supply Chain to the Success of the Company

A Society & Division Webinar from The IISE LSC Division
Presenter: Professor Dr. Bram Desmet

Over the past decade, supply chain management has matured from a relatively unknown concept into a fully fledged discipline. Nowadays, the supply chain triangle (service, cash, cost) should be an integral part of an organization’s strategy, since a successful balance benefits the overall business goals. During this webinar, Professor Dr. Bram Desmet will discuss the five key concepts of the strategy-driven supply chain. 

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Role of Logistics for Management of Healthcare Supply Chains during Covid-19

Presenter: Gopalakrishnan Mohan, “Dr. G”
Chair, Supply Chain Management, W.P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University

The Covid-19 pandemic has been the perfect black swan event that has affected global supply chains with both economic and financial ramifications. In the medical domain, it has become evident that the unprecedented increase in the demand for patients with the virus and the corresponding acute supply shortages have led to new adaptive and constantly evolving supply chain tactics to meet demand. This talk would focus on how the crucial role of logistics services (both forward and reverse logistics) in facilitating dynamic operationalization of strategies to improve the effectiveness of the emergency supply chains. The key takeaways would include how new innovation and supply chain theories are shaping up to explain the resiliency and also what some of the interesting research questions to analyze in the future.

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Retail Network Optimization at Scale

Omnichannel retail networks present optimization challenges that are orders of magnitude more complex than pre-Internet retail because the actions within the retailer's scope (such as where to fulfill each order from) have large decision spaces but must be done efficiently given the pressure from customers and competitors on cost, speed and selection. One approach to such challenges is to decompose the decision space into large components and build mechanisms to coordinate those components towards a goal of being jointly optimal. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of some of the decision space decompositions in Amazon's network, along with a more detailed look into one specific decomposition.

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The Circular Economy: Opportunities & Considerations for IEs

Presenter: Patrick Murray, director (retired), Intel

This webinar presented an overview and discussed the key principles of the Circular Economy, a system where resources are in continual use with maximum production value thus reducing, if not eliminating, waste.

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Leveraging SIOP During a Pandemic

This webinar, presented by the Logistics & Supply Chain Division, Robert Bilger and Dan Jergel of MSA–The Safety Company (www.msasafety.com) shared their recent journey of implementing and improving a monthly Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) process and how it helped the company navigate the volatility associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Risk Management and Resilience Engineering Strategies for Supply Chains

Sponsored by Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Mike Sherwin from the ISE department at the University of Pittsburgh and Jon Carmona from the supply chain team at The Poirier Group will tag team to bring fresh, innovative ideas on how to adapt supply chains in the face of the waves of disruption that are ahead. During this webinar, Jon and Mike will share systematic thinking on how this "Black Swan Event" is impacting the way we think about, plan, design, and execute supply chains.

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Adjusting to the Rise of E-Commerce 

This webinar presented by Sarah Wasageshik with FedEx defines e-commerce and it’s history. See how e-commerce impacts small package carriers like FedEX Ground.

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Lean Logistics

Presenter: Michael Ford, principal, TQM Works Consulting

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Supply Chain Data: Pains, Pitfalls & Some Rays of Hope

This webcast is on a topic related data cleansing/curation. The presentation covers various issues/pain points a data scientist encounters when he/she uses data for any kind of analysis and/or research. Several real-life example scenarios are presented.

Supply Chain Transformation - How 3 PLs Can Help?

This webinar will show different case studies on how 3PLs create significant enhancements in efficiency and effectiveness of their customers’ supply chains with annual cost savings oftentimes running into tens of millions of dollars.

IBM Blockchain and Bluemix in Supply Chain

This webinar will provide an overview of Blockchain with IBM's point of view. Some demonstration will be presented around supply chain and the various components of such. 

Supply Chain Transformation by Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is expected not only to change processes within a single enterprise but also to transform supply chains across global enterprises. The wide adoption of AM could make supply chains more responsive and cost efficient by reducing the physical flows of products, inventory and waste. This webinar will discuss AM and its impact on supply chain and logistics. 

Vendor Managed Inventory - How To Do It Right, As a "Win-Win" For Supplier and Customer

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) takes many different forms, at many different companies. When implemented correctly, VMI can be a "win-win" for both supplier and customer. But unfortunately, too often VMI helps only one company, or even worse, adds costs and inventory across the combined supply chain. In this webinar, we will discuss best practices for implementing VMI, focusing on the techniques that will improve overall supply chain performance, benefitting both the supplier and their customer. The webinar will also include case studies that illustrate these best practices from a variety of industries. Attendees will learn how to design and optimize VMI to ensure "win-win" results in their companies.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management Strategies

In this presentation, Aarti Sharma, Ph.D., will highlight how some corporations are integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability principles in their supply chain management strategies.

Moving Toward True Lean Supply Chain Management 

O’Rourke and Aherne define true lean supply chain and discuss the different roadblocks people run into with implementation. They will cover lean success and challenges and lean supply chain management. They will also present a case study to illustrate the material covered and discuss low cost business versus low cost regions and finish up with the first steps to true lean SCM.