SCWA FEBRUARY VIRTUAL PROGRAM
February 18, 2021 ~ 7:00 PM EST
Dr. Ednilson Bernardes
Professor, Supply Chain Management, Program Coordinator, Global Supply Chain Management John Chambers College of Business & Economics, West Virginia University.
Supply Chains in the Age of COVID
PROGRAM ABSTRACT: The presentation will focus on the central concept behind the book “Digital Supply Networks, Transform your Supply Chain and Gain Competitive Advantage with Disruptive Technology and Reimagined Processes.” With new technological developments evolving rapidly, supply networks’ digitalization is about to make an exponential leap forward. We will explore the concept of the entirely digitized and end-to-end connected supply network and its impact on organizations, industry, and economies globally. How digital supply networks differ from traditional supply chains? We have been integrating, deploying technology, and automating supply chain activities for quite some time now, right? What is different? Why does it matter, and how can it impact workers, organizations, society, and global economies?
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Ednilson Bernardes is a Professor of supply chain management and a program coordinator at West Virginia University (WVU). He founded the Global Supply Chain Management Program at WVU. Before academia, he worked in military transport aviation and the innovative aerospace industry. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Science degree in Operations, Innovation, and Technology Management. His main research interest includes supply network innovation, competitive dynamics, and digital transformation. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, and the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. His research appears in the top empirical journals publishing studies in his field, including Strategic Management Journal, Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Supply chain Management, and Journal of Business Logistics, among many others. Besides research, he has co-authored various books, including Digital Supply Networks: Transform your Supply and Gain competitive advantage with Disruptive Technology and Reimagined Processes. He has interacted with and led or facilitated innovation and performance improvement initiatives in large organizations including quality, logistics, and process flow issues. These organizations include Toyota, West Virginia University Hospitals, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). He has also served on the Board of Directors of government authorities and other organizations and advised government organizations on supply chain issues.
READ THE BOOK: Amit Sinha, Ednilson Bernardes, Rafael Calderon, Thorsten Wuest Digital Supply Networks: Transform Your Supply Chain and Gain Competitive Advantage with Disruptive Technology and Reimagined Processes 1st Edition; McGraw-Hill Education, 1st edition (July 13, 2020)
FREE & OPEN TO ALL!
(SCWA is waiving our regular $10 guest fee)
All Attendees are required to Register.
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