Western Insights: Supply Chain Management Risk, Disruptions, and COVID-19
Friday, May 8, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Check out this video to watch the Western Insights: Supply Chain Management Risk, Disruptions, and COVID-19.
Supply chains have not historically made news in the United States, but the recent China-U.S. trade war has increased public awareness of global supply chain management issues. Since the onset of COVID-19, supply chains have become headline news, and most of us have seen the impacts first-hand in our stores. The story goes far beyond toilet paper and grocery store items, impacting nearly every item you touch.
What should you think about when it comes to supply chain decisions and activities as we look to recover from a global pandemic?
We invite you to join Western Insights in a discussion with Bill Best, Vice President of Supply Chain at REI and Bridget Brewer, President at NIC Global. The discussion will be moderated by Peter Haug, Ph.D., Professor of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management in the Department of Decision Sciences at Western.
Western Washington University's Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program has been ranked sixth in the world by SCM World, which identifies the top 100 universities with rigorous Supply Chain Management programs that provide valuable real-world experience for their students.
Western Insights is an online panel series created in response to COVID-19 to provide Western alumni, friends, students and the broader region with access to information on current events drawing from the university’s nationally respected experts. This free series is offered entirely online and is open to everyone.
Bill Best, Vice President Supply Chain at REI. He started at REI in October of 2014 and currently resides in the Greater Seattle Area.
Bridget Brewer, President at NIC Global. She became President of NIC Global in June of 2009, following a dedicated tenure as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to NIC, she worked for the Reynolds Corporation and PACCAR Inc, a Fortune 500 manufacturer, where she held various engineering and operations management leadership positions.
Peter Haug, Ph.D., Professor of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) in the Department of Decision Sciences at Western. He serves as Program Director for the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program and the Manufacturing and Operations Management Industry Advisory Board.