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Keynote Speakers

​Professor Robert Handfield

Affiliation: North Carolina State University

Rob Handfield is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University and director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (http://scrc.ncsu.edu). He also serves as an adjunct professor with the Supply Chain Management Research Group at the Manchester Business School. Handfield is the consulting editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field. Handfield is considered a thought leader in the field of supply chain management, and is an industry expert in the field of strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, and supplier development.  He has spoken on these subjects across the globe, including China, Turkey, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Canada, and other locals.

Professor Chris Tang

Affiliation: UCLA

A foremost scholar on supply chain management, having published more than 100 articles in academic journals, magazines and newspapers as well as five books, Distinguished Professor Christopher S. Tang holds the Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration. His interest in this field began in the private sector, working for IBM on internal production planning problems. His early research focused on mainstream operations management problems, such as production planning and control, inventory models with yield uncertainties, design and control of flexible manufacturing lines, and capacity configuration problems. Tang expanded his interest and research, working with marketing researchers on production planning and promotion, joint pricing and production decision-making, and advanced booking. He continued his integration with retailing in the exploration of joint operations decisions and assortment planning, consumer shopping behaviors and product pricing.

​Professor Stefan Scholtes

Affiliation: University of Cambridge

Professor Scholtes is the Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management
Director of the Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise (CCHLE). Stefan studies healthcare management and has specific interests in the transformation of local health ecosystems and in the determinants and consequences of clinical decisions in patient flow systems. He has a methodological interest in causal modelling techniques and their applications to large routinely collected healthcare datasets. Stefan's research is strongly practice-based and embedded in collaborations with hospitals and primary care practices in and around Cambridge.

Professor Lisa Ellram

Affiliation: University of Miami

Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., CMA, Scor-S is University Distinguished Professor and the Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management  in the Department of Management at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University in Oxford, OH. She is Co-Editor in Chief Emeritus for the Journal of Supply Chain Management (2007-2016), and is currently Senior Associate Editor at Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and on the editorial board of several other journals.  She has co-authored eight books, including academic books and textbooks. She has taught/presented in more than 30 countries on six continents.


5 - 7 July 2021