Supply chains have been disrupted and may never be the same. Demand for some services has dropped almost to zero while demand for other services skyrocketed. How can businesses and organizations use introductory operations concepts to better understand these challenges, and to figure out what to do?
Greg has worked as a software and database developer, a consultant in the manufacturing sector, and a researcher in healthcare operations. Now he teaches over one thousand students every year in topics ranging from operations to supply chain analytics to statistics. His software and consulting experience involved designing and implementing supply chain management / decision support tools for global firms in the semiconductor, chemical, and food & beverages industries. His research topics have included strategic system planning in a healthcare system for people with mental illness and addiction issues, long-term staff planning in cancer care, and optimal timing of the seasonal flu vaccine for immunocompromised patients. Whether addressing strategic planning challenges or detailed operational issues in industry; exploring patient flow or high-level system deficiencies in healthcare; or sharing quantitative modelling concepts with students, Greg loves exploring which tools are most appropriate for the task. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Sauder School of Business and an M.Eng. and B.S. from Cornell University.
About the lecture format
This lecture will give you a glimpse of what you can look forward to as a student at UBC Sauder.
Delivered live, online. We will be using Zoom, a secure, free and easy-to-use web application. The sample lecture will be recorded, and posted for viewing after the session.
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