The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), Faculty of Business Administration organized two webinars on Tuesday, 1 December and on Wednesday, 2 December 2020. The first webinar on “Supply Chain Resilience” was held on Tuesday, 1 December 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for the OSCM major students and faculty members. The resource speaker, Mr. Jim Rice, Deputy Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) and Director, Supply Chain Exchange Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA spoke on the basics of supply chain resilience, supply chain risk management vs. supply chain resilience and some solutions-resilience aspects expected in the future. The second webinar was titled “Boeing and the Boeing Supply Chain” and was held on Wednesday, 2 December 2020 at 2:00 PM with the resource speaker Dr. Derek Westfall, Senior Supply Chain Analyst, Adjunct Professor, Portland State University, USA. He discussed on how Boeing, Airbus and the Airline Industry conduct operations in their supply chain. Both webinars were very insightful and addressed contemporary issues of Supply Chain Management.
There were Question and Answer sessions at the end of both webinars. The speakers were impressed on the line of questioning by the students which reflected their keen interest in the area of OSCM. Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, Vice President, Academics and Dean, Faculty of Business Administration delivered welcome speech and vote of thanks in both seminars. AIUB-FBA was overwhelmed for the opportunity to host such distinguished speakers in the field of Supply Chain Management. The webinars were coordinated by Mr. Mohammad Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management.