UTC Supply Chain Lunch + Learn
presented by UTC Center for Professional Education + FreightWaves + Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association
Managing Risk in the Supply Chain
Businesses today can ill afford to have a ”bad day” when it comes to serving demanding customers given ever-escalating expectations in terms of product assortment, in-stock availability, and on-time delivery. Succinctly, customers expect the perfect order time and again. Yet, there’s no such thing as an ”iron clad” supply chain impervious to the realities of disruptive forces abound. That said, businesses and their supply chains must prove robust to the risks present in a dynamic environment. These realizations underscore the criticality of holistic risk management approaches in the supply chain. This session examines how a focal business can employ risk management not only within the enterprise but through the relations it maintains with its customers, suppliers, and service providers for reliable results and, perhaps, market advantage.
August 9, 2019
11:30am – 1:00pm
Cost to Attend: $10 (includes lunch)
Thomas J. Goldsby, Ph.D.
Professor Thomas J. Goldsby is the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business, Professor of Logistics, and Chair of the Department of Marketing and Logistics at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Effective August 1, 2019, Dr. Goldsby will serve as the Haslam Chair in Logistics at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville, M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from Michigan State University. Dr. Goldsby is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Logistics and former Co-Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Journal. His research interests include logistics strategy, supply chain integration, and the theory and practice of lean and agile supply chain strategies. He has published more than 50 articles in academic journals and co-/authored five books in the areas of Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Lean, and Sustainability. He is the recipient of multiple best paper awards and has received recognition for excellence in teaching at Iowa State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Kentucky. He delivered a course on Business Operations for The Great Courses’ Critical Business Skills series in 2015, which continues to rate as a bestselling Nonfiction/Business title at audible.com. Dr. Goldsby has supervised more than 100 Lean/Six Sigma supply chain projects with industry partners, chaired seven Ph.D. dissertations, and served as an investigator on five federally funded research projects, exceeding $3.5 million in grant proceeds. In his spare time, Dr. Goldsby competes as one of the top masters (over-40) runners in America for distances between the mile and the marathon.
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