Future supply chain: Equipping for the new era
Dr. Ginger Y. Ke
Faculty of Business Administration
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, Canada A1B 3X5
The supply chain is rapidly evolving due to alterations of customer behaviors, improvements in technologies, changes of macro-economics, and shifts in trade patterns around the world. This presentation introduces and discusses several most important trends in supply chain, including technology and data, transparency, social responsibility, globalization, as well as speed of change, agility, and collaboration. Providing an overview of the future supply chain, we try to illustrate the opportunities and challenges existing in the future, and to identify the actions that businesses may take to create more resilient and focused supply chains that can thrive amid heightened uncertainty and complexity in the new era.
Dr. Ginger Y. Ke is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She holds a PhD in Management Sciences and an MASc in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo, a BComm in Finance and Management Sciences from University of Windsor, and a BEng in Management Information System from Jinan University.Dr. Ke’s research focuses on 1) managing the transportation of hazardous materials and 2) the application of game theory to logistics and supply chain management. In 2015, her research project entitled “Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Management, Coordination, and Optimization” has received a Discovery Grant from Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). She has published research articles in various highly respected international journals, including European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Transportation Research, etc.