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Whitman School hosts sixth annual Integrated Risk Management in Operations and Global Supply Chains Conference Aug. 8-9

July 13, 2010

Amy Schmitz
(315) 443-3834

The supply chain management program in the Whitman School of Management will host the sixth annual Integrated Risk Management in Operations and Global Supply Chains Conference Aug. 8-9, with scholars and practitioners from across the globe leading discussions on the integration of financial and economic risks in supply chain management.

All speakers were selected for their innovative work and research on the topic of managing uncertainty and risk associated with financial and economic markets in global supply chains.

The conference was spearheaded by Burak Kazaz, associate professor of supply chain management at the Whitman School; Scott Webster, the Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Whitman School; Panos Kouvelis, the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management at the Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis; and Lingxiu Dong, associate professor of operations and manufacturing management at Olin. The conference will be co-sponsored by SU alumni Gar Grannell ‘88 and wife Francine Grannell G’04, the H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management in Whitman, and the Boeing Center on Technology, Information, and Manufacturing (BCTIM) at Olin.

Home to the first supply chain management program in the nation, the Whitman School has two research centers that provide a bridge between industry and academia: the Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management and the R.H. Brethen Institute for Operations Management. In addition to these centers, the Whitman School has for more than 60 years honored the best in the field of supply chain management with the Salzberg Medallion. The 2009 recipients of the award were Michael C. Ward, president and CEO of CSX, and Malcom McLean, founder of Trailer Bridge and “the father of containerization.”

For more information about the conference, visit whitman.syr.edu/INTRIM/. To register, contact Agnes Magnarelli, research centers administrator in the Whitman School, at (315) 443-1383 or ahmagnar@syr.edu. Media queries can be directed to Amy Schmitz, director of communications in the Whitman School, at 443-3834 or aemehrin@syr.edu.

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