Talking Data Series with Professor Yalçın Akçay - Deputy Director of the Centre for Business Analytics
Hindsight is 20/20: Lessons learned in supply chains during the pandemic
It is now safe to say COVID-19 broke the supply chain. In this talk, we will look ahead to a post-pandemic supply chain and consider the big questions: Should we focus on the resilience of the supply chain to withstand disruptions? Should we still seek efficiency as the main goal? What do we even want from supply chains? Data and analytics have been playing a key role not only in crisis management but also in shaping the future of the supply chain. For insights, we will also look at organisations from around the world who successfully leveraged data and managed to get through the disruption even stronger.
From this event
Watch Professor Yalçın Akçay, Deputy Director of the Centre for Business Analytics and Associate Dean, Business Analytics, talk about the lessons learned in supply chains during the pandemic and how we should be looking ahead to a post-pandemic supply chain.
Professor Akcay shared his insights about building resilient supply chains to withstand disruptions and what organisations need to do to support this process.
In addition, Professor Akcay, highlighted how analytics and digital technologies have been playing a key role in shaping the future of the supply chain.
About our speaker
Professor Yalçın Akçay, Deputy Director for the Centre for Business Analytics and Associate Dean, Business Analytics joined Melbourne Business School in 2017.
Yalçın received his PhD in Business Administration and Operations Research from the Penn State Smeal College of Business and held the position of Associate Professor at Koç University in Turkey. He currently teaches Operations Management at the MBA, Executive MBA and Senior Executive MBA programs.
Yalcin’s primary focus is to lead and execute the Centre’s research strategy and build on its existing reputation. His award-winning research on revenue management, dynamic pricing, inventory management and retail operations has been published in leading academic journals.
About the centre
The Centre for Business Analytics was founded by Melbourne Business School to address the worldwide demand for analytics research and knowledge.
The vision of our multi-disciplinary centre is to ‘transform decision making through business analytics’. The Centre investigates how data of any size can drive organisational success through fact-based, data-driven, proactive decision making.
The Centre also manages educational programs and provides opportunities for students, faculty and industry leaders to come together to deliver both academic and business impact.
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