Supply Chain Management Directors' Conference


Why SCM Directors’ Conference!

Supply Chain Management is a dynamic discipline. With multi-tier supply chains that extend across the globe and ever-increasing competition, firms are constantly faced with new business challenges that often result in new and exciting operational techniques and strategic approaches – new lessons are learnt and old ideas are revised. Accordingly, supply chain programs too need to continually update themselves to equip students with the latest tools, techniques, and skills that employers need and value.

Why You Should Attend!

Simply put, the aim of the SCM Directors’ conference is to help program administrators make their programs better! The conference provides a platform for program managers to exchange notes about their programs and curricula, to learn from practitioners about new skills needed to be imparted to students to make them competitive in the marketplace, to discuss innovative and effective pedagogical approaches with faculty members, and to identify placement opportunities for students. The SCM Directors’ Conference provides an opportunity for a healthy dialogue among deans, program directors, faculty members, and industry experts to ensure that SCM programs continually adapt to the ever-changing requirements of the marketplace and our graduates are endowed with cutting-edge skills that are highly valued by employers.

The 7th Annual SCM Directors’ Conference
March 21-23, 2018

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Organizers

Lian Qis

Lian Qi, PhD
Conference Chair
Associate Professor and Department Chair, SCM

Email • (973) 353-1322

James King

James King, MBA
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, SCM

Email • (848) 445-4686

Shawn Alborz

Shawn Alborz, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Email • (972) 883-6455

The 6th Annual SCM Directors’ Conference
March 1-3, 2017

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Organizers

Nick Vyas

Nick Vyas, MBA
Conference Chair
Executive Director, Center for Global Supply Chain Management

Email • (213) 821-4079

Shawn Alborz

Shawn Alborz, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Email • (972) 883-6455

Athena Alimirzaei

Athena Alimirzaei, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas

Email • (972) 883-5901

The 5th Annual SCM Directors’ Conference
March 23-25, 2016

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Organizers

Roberto Perez-Franco

Roberto Perez-Franco, PhD
Conference Chair
Director, Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GCLOG)

Email • (617) 253-7036

Shawn Alborz

Shawn Alborz, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Email • (972) 883-6455

Athena Alimirzaei

Athena Alimirzaei, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas

Email • (972) 883-5901

The 4th Annual SCM Directors’ Conference
March 4-6, 2015

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Organizers

Dr Naren Agrawal

Dr Naren Agrawal, Santa Clara University
Conference Chair
Associate Dean, Operations Management and Information Systems

Email • (408) 554-4165

Dr Ram Bala

Dr Ram Bala, University of Santa Clara
Conference Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, OMIS

Email • (408) 551-3035

Shawn Alborz

Shawn Alborz, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Email • (972) 883-6455

The 3rd Annual SCM Directors’ Conference
February 12-14, 2014

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Organizers

Lauren Lukens

Lauren Lukens, University of San Diego
Conference Chair
Director, MS SCM Program

Email • (619) 260-7901

Joel Sutherland

Joel Sutherland, University of San Diego
Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director, SCM Institue

Email • (619) 260-2794

Shawn Alborz

Shawn Alborz, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas
Assistant Dean and Director, SCM Programs

Email • (972) 883-6455

The 1sth Annual SCM Directors’ Conference
February 23-25, 2011

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Organizer

Shawn Alborz

Shawn Alborz, PhD
Conference Chair, UT Dallas
Director, SCM Programs

Email • (972) 883-6455