Forthcoming Webinars

February 2018
Webinar: Soft and hard writing of 21st Century Supply Chains
Start Date:12/02/2018 14:00:00
End Date:12/02/2018 15:00:00
Event Code:ABC0584
Webinar Link: Register here
Description:This webinar focuses on perhaps the most important dimension of logistics and supply chain management (SCM): people. We are honoured to have Edward Sweeney FCILT who is Professor of Logistics, and Director of Aston Logistics and Systems Institute as our keynote presenter. The event is hosted by Peter Karran FCILT, who leads Operations Management Sector; and Service & Servitisation Forum. There is significant evidence that, people, this crucially important dimension of SCM has been relatively neglected. The emphasis has been more on investment in supply chain enablers such as technology and systems rather than on investment in people. This webinar highlights an imbalance between the soft-wiring (people) and the hard-wiring (technology and other physical infrastructure) in the supply chain improvement initiatives of firms. The webinar provides an overview of the concept of integration which is in many ways the central precept of SCM. It then notes that there is significant evidence of a divergence between theory and practice in this core area. This divergence is discussed with specific reference to the hard-wiring and soft-wiring of supply chains. It goes on to highlight some key implications for supply chain professionals across a range of industry sectors.

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