Barb Flynn, Kelley School of Business Richard M. and Myra Louise Buskirk Professor of Manufacturing Management, is participating this week in a global virtual open forum discussion on effective post-COVID-19 supply chains. The forum is set up by a group of operations faculty from across the world, with a goal to better understand the fragility of our supply chains and what we might do to enhance resiliency.
Anyone is welcome to join the forum discussion, entitled “An Action Agenda for Effective Post-COVID-19 Supply Chains.”
Three speakers will kick off the event, and then they’ll open it up to discussion for an exchange of ideas and best practices.
When: Thursday, April 16th at 8 AM EDT.
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/u8UTATspqMJcGJKt8
You can input a question or topic that is of particular interest to you.
As the COVID-19 pandemic touches every aspect of modern society, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the slowdowns and shutdowns may inadvertently enable us to shape a new conception of supply chains. This open forum will start to generate ideas around supply chain processes and open up discussions in the areas of:
- Best supply chain practices in response to COVID-19
- Supply chain structure and design post COVID-19
- Supply chain technology to address COVID-19 like concerns
- Supply chain finance for a post-COVID-19 supply chain
- Human resource/people concerns during and post COVID-19 – humanitarian and ethical concerns.
We would love to hear your perspectives. There will be three short presentations to start the discussion and then it will be open for your ideas and questions. You will be able to post questions and comments in advance of the forum for discussion. We will also invite comments during the discussion as the forum proceeds. The intent is to prepare an action agenda and have academics and practitioners engage in dialogue that will help us to operate under current constraints and better design our supply chains for effective post-COVID-19 recovery.
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