LIVE STREAM: Reimagining Supply Chains to Navigate a Pandemic and Beyond

Nicole DeHoratius, Professor of Operations Management, Chicago Booth School of Business; Andy Kettlewell, Vice President, Inventory & Supply Chain Analytics, Walgreens; Girish Rishi, CEO, Blue Yonder. Moderated by Vijay Vaitheeswaran.

Reimagining Supply Chains to Navigate a Pandemic and Beyond

At the height of the pandemic, empty supermarket shelves and worldwide shortages of necessities made supply chains headline news. When suppliers first shut down production in Asia, even the most sophisticated and forward-looking companies worldwide felt the ripple effects. Now, as the private sector in these regions moves past the most acute phase of COVID-19, businesses are taking a hard look at supply chain resiliency, risk, and technological adaptation. How can the private sector ready itself for future supply chain shocks and adjust to a rapidly changing landscape? Top experts in the field join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to discuss lessons learned from the current crisis and what it will take to prepare for a new normal.

Speaker Bio


Evaluating Count Prioritization Procedures for Improving Inventory Accuracy in Retail Stores, Nicole DeHoratius, Andreas Holzapfel, Heinrich Kuhn, Adam Mersereau, and Michael G. Sternbeck, SSRN, 7/20/2020

How Post-Covid-19 Supply Chains are Changed Forever, Girish Rishi and Yannis Skoufalos, Phoenix Business Journal, 7/17/2020

Customer Preferences for Delivery Service Attributes in Attended Home Delivery, Pedro Amorim, Nicole DeHoratius, Fredrik Eng-Larsson, and Sara Martins, SSRN, 5/20/2020

Improving Livelihood during Crisis with Retail Forecasts, Jim Hull, Blue Yonder, 3/19/2020

Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility, Uwe Weiss, Blue Yonder, 3/6/2020

Digitisation is Helping to Deliver Goods Faster, The Economist, 7/11/2019

Supply Chains are Undergoing a Dramatic Transformation, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist, 7/11/2019


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