Next Generation Supply Chains: Adaptive, Reconfigurable, and Distributed

Chip White
Schneider National Chair of Transportation and Logistics
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Tech

Friday, April 21, 2017
2 p.m.
Brickyard Artisan Court (BYAC) 150, Tempe campus [map]
Hosted by Giulia Pedrielli

Abstract
Next generation supply chains will be distributed, data-driven inventory- production systems that sense and adapt to changes in demand by: (i) relocating inventory and/or portable production capacity and (ii) determining production decisions for inventory replenishment in order to more effectively achieve customer service levels, reduce cost, and better inform capital investment decisions. When located close to distributed demand, such systems support fast fulfillment, a business strategy of growing interest and importance. Portable production capacity and additive manufacturing, which in many cases is or can be portable, are manufacturing innovations that enable such systems.

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Chelsea C. White III is the Schneider National Chair of Transportation and Logistics in the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. His current research interests are related to Next Generation supply chain strategy, operations and design.

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