College of Business & Economics

Supply Chain Management (M.S.)

Supply Chain Forum 2014

Join us for our third annual Supply Chain Forum on Wednesday Mary 14th. Each year we welcome our regional supply chain professionals to campus for an informative evening that will help you re-think your organization’s strategic position in the supply chain.

Professor Robert Novack, Pennsylvania State University, will present the results of his recent study entitled Adapting to the Changing Supply Chain Landscape. Professor John Bell, University of Tennessee, will present his team’s recent study entitled Global Supply Chain Trends: Finding the Next Game-Changer.

This is a free event but seating is limited so please register online at

Parking is free at the West Village parking garage on Emerson Drive off of Towsontown Blvd just west of the intersection with Olser Drive. Visitor parking is on the first level. The West Village Commons is a short walk east of the parking facility. Access our interactive map

Registration and networking will be from 5:30-6:15. Our presentations will begin promptly at 6:15 and conclude by 8:00. Light refreshments will be served.

Forum Presenters:

Robert Novack, Associate Professor of Business Logistics, Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business.

Adapting to the Changing Supply Chain Landscape
Dr. Novack will discuss his recent study of issues and responses to immediate threats to the consumer packaged goods industry. The results are based on in-depth interviews with several leading supply chain executives and a large scale survey. He has published two textbooks and numerous articles in journals including Transportation Journal and The Journal of Business Logistics.

John Bell, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, College of Business Administration.

Global Supply Chain Trends: Finding the Next Game-Changer
Dr. Bell will discuss the results of research conducted by the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute on ten Game-Changing Megatrends in Supply Chain Management. In addition, a number of emerging global trends that have the potential to become megatrends are presented. Prior to joining the UT faculty in August 2010, Dr. Bell was a career logistics officer in the United States Air Force. His research has appeared in the Journal of Business Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Journal, Computers & Operations Research, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.







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