The global supply chain is a truly technological marvel that makes our modern world possible. But unlike other technological accomplishments, it is invisible until it ‘fails’. In this timely, fast-paced session, we will discuss:
We will also address the common misperceptions and assumptions regarding supply chains, and how well-intentioned but ill-conceived remedies can make it worse – sometimes much worse.
Joining us will be: Prof. Willy C. Shih, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and well-known contributor on Supply Chain issues to the NY Times, Wall StreetJournal, and Bloomberg.
Dr. John F. Carrier, a Senior Lecturer in the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and control systems expert.
Participants must register by NOON on December 7th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration
Willy Shih is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Willy’s expertise is in manufacturing, supply chains, and product development. He has written or co-authored numerous cases and teaching materials in a wide range of industries. His paper, “Restoring American Competitiveness,” co-authored with Gary Pisano, won the 2009 McKinsey Award. His Sloan Management Review Summer 2020 paper “Is it time to Rethink Global Supply Chains” was the most popular article of the year.
John Carrier is a Senior Lecturer in the System Dynamics Group at MIT, where he teaches Lean Operations in the Leaders for Global Operations program. His primary interest is in synchronizing new technologies with existing systems and cultures to create sustainable organizations that develop people as well as new products and services. He has extensive field experience, including chemicals, automotive, oil & gas, food and beverage, and high tech operations, particularly in high risk, high reward environments. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and Chemical Engineering Degrees from MIT and the University of Michigan.
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