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Planning for Future Supply Shocks

Building the Capability to be Resilient and Sustainable

Thursday, June 9
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm ET

Surviving a pandemic and supply chain disruptions is an accomplishment. Being able to manage repeated future supply shocks whether business, environmental, or social, requires new organizational capabilities. That is people, processes, assets, and systems that are agile and responsive. In this session, we will discuss how to accelerate the required organizational changes with new talent, collaboration, digital technology, and accountability. To do this, we combine insights from academia, our own work with companies, and contributions from the audience.

Presented by:

Dr. David A. Johnston
Centre Director & Research Chair, George Weston Ltd Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains
Program Director, Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Program
Schulich School of Business, York University

David Johnston is the George Weston Ltd. Research Chair and Centre Director in Sustainable Supply Chains at the Schulich School of Business at York University. He is the founding and current program director of the Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) at Schulich. He is the acting director of the Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) and Master of Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) programs. Dr. Johnston’s published research is in collaborative supply chain management, operational sustainability, improving healthcare operations and the management of process innovation. His most recent work is focused on strategies for securing the long-term resilience of critical supply chains. He has taught in Schulich’s Ph.D., MSCM, EMBA, MBA, BBA and Executive Education programs.

Dr. Manus (Johnny) Rungtusanatham
Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management (Tier 1)
Schulich School of Business, York University

M. Rungtusanatham is Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management at the Schulich School of Business, York University; a 2017 Fellow inductee of the Decision Sciences Institute; a 2015 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award also from the Decision Sciences Institute. He is considered as one of the top-50 authors of research in supply chain management, according to Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (in 2019), and a top “individual researchers with greatest overall contribution to the field of Operations Management,” according to International Journal of Production Research (in 2015). 

His research is supported by grants totalling more than US$295,000 and CAD$1,400,000, with his 50+ publications related to quality management, mass customization, and supply chain disruptions and relationships having appeared in top academic and business journals. His current research focuses on supply chain disruptions – their attributes, triggering events, performance consequences, and mitigation. Rungtusanatham has also co-authored two introductory operations management textbooks and five teaching cases. He has received teaching excellence recognition and awards from four different academic institutions worldwide. He is past President of the Decision Sciences Institute and previously served as its Interim Executive Director.

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