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Supply Chain Workshop

Supply chain leaders gather at Loyola's Water Tower Campus.


August 2014

How do you move goods and services through your supply chain when the road ahead gets bumpy? That was the central question asked on June 30–July 2, as supply chain leaders from around the globe gathered at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus.

The annual workshop organized by the Transportation Science and Logistics Society, and hosted this year by Quinlan professors Maciek Nowak and Michael Hewitt, focused on operations and transportation planning during times of uncertainty. The result was the society’s largest gathering to date, with 48 research talks delivered to 68 attendees from 11 countries. Among those speaking were John Birge, of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and Warren Powell, of Princeton, who touched on emerging areas and applications for logistics researchers while highlighting energy distribution.

The event solidifies Quinlan’s position as a leader in supply chain management—a strategic area of focus for the school, given its central location in a major logistics hub.

“This workshop not only showed that Quinlan has become a pivotal resource for the Chicago supply chain community, but it strengthened our reputation in the international academic community, as well,” Nowak says. “This will go a long way as we continue to recruit the best and brightest faculty.”

Learn more about Quinlan's supply chain management focus.