Throughout 2020 and 2021, we have seen unprecedented disruptions to global supply chains. Many of these disruptions were clearly related to the pandemic. Travel was curtailed, decreasing capacity for air cargo. Social distancing measures and outbreaks at production sites limited availability of products and materials. Other significant disruptions appeared unrelated to the pandemic, such as the ship that blocked transport through the Suez Canal for nearly a week.
How did supply chain managers navigate these constantly changing conditions? How have their processes changed over the past year to address the ongoing uncertainty in supply chains? And how are they planning as we look ahead?
The UW Foster Global Business Center and Masters of Supply Chain Management program have invited two panels of supply chain experts to share their unique perspectives with us in a mini webinar series – one panel representing shipping and logistics providers, and the other representing the point of view of companies who rely on imports and exports to create and distribute their products.
Both panels will be moderated by Foster faculty and will include an opportunity for questions from the audience both in advance and during the event. Please note that separate registrations are required for each panel.
Panel 1 – Supply Chain Disruptions: shipping and logistics
Thursday, September 9 at 12 – 1:15pm PDT
View a recording of Panel 1 on vimeo via this link
- Adam Drouhard, Managing Director of Cargo, Alaska Airlines
- Jonathan Song, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Expeditors
- Dustin Stoker, President, Husky Terminal and Stevedoring, LLC
- Masha Shunko, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Foster School of Business
- Jeffrey K. Hanley, Director of Supply Chain Strategy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
- Chris Stockwell, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Darigold
- David Warrick, General Manager of Global Supply Chain, Microsoft
- Yong-Pin Zhou, Professor of Operations Management and Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow, Foster School of Business
The Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program at the Foster School of Business is a one-year program that blends end-to-end supply chain concepts like strategic sourcing and channel management with big data analytics, cross-functional business knowledge, and hands-on, industry experience.
The Global Business Center works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education to contribute to the international understanding and competitiveness. The GBC creates transformative global business opportunities in Seattle and abroad for students, faculty, and the business community.
This event is made possible with funding from the US Department of Education. Thank you to our guest speakers and to our promotional sponsor, U.S. Commercial Service, for supporting this event.
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