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NUTC Asynchronous Virtual Roundtable - 1 - Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Networks under COVID-19


When: Thursday, April 2, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Open to the public, no registration required.

Contact: Bret Johnson  

Group: Northwestern University Transportation Center

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern University Transportation Center is pleased to announce a series of Asynchronous Virtual Roundtables open to the public on:

Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Networks under COVID-19

This new AVR series, moderated by NUTC director Professor Hani S. Mahmassani, debuts Thursday, April 2nd at 3pm CST. 

The focus of the first roundtable is on Supply Chain Disruptions and Industry Challenges.

Click the link below to watch interviews with academic experts and industry professionals, and ask questions live after we explore the supply chain disruptions and industry challenges in the era of COVID-19.


NUTC Asynchronous Virtual Roundtable - 1

Supply Chain Disruptions and Industry Challenges



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Featured Speakers:


·         Sunil Chopra is the IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Management. He was also Interim Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University from 2009-2010. From 2006 – 2009, he served as Senior Associate Dean: Curriculum and Teaching. He became a faculty member of the school in 1989. Previously he was an Assistant Professor at the Stern School of Business Administration at New York University. He has a PhD in Operations Research from SUNY Stony Brook.

·         Hani Mahmassani, NUTC Director, and the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, will moderate the roundtable. He brings over 35 years of research, academic and professional experience in transportation systems analysis, network modeling and logistics systems, and currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the Panama Canal Authority. 

·         Eugene (Gene) Seroka was confirmed as Executive Director for the Port of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles City Council on June 11, 2014. An industry-known leader, he brings more than 28 years of experience in shipping, global logistics and executive management to the Port. As Executive Director of the busiest container port in North America, Gene Seroka is responsible for managing a $1 billion budget, leading a team of more than 900 employees, advancing major capital projects, growing cargo volumes, and promoting innovative, sustainable practices that improve Southern California’s economy and quality of life.

·         Doug Waggoner has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics since 2006 and has contributed to making Echo a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management. Prior to Echo, he founded SelecTrans, LLC, a freight management software provider. From 2004 to 2005, he served as the CEO of USF Bestway. Prior to this, he was the senior vice president of strategic marketing for USF Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Supply-Chain Innovation Network of Chicago, a new organization emerging out of World Business Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs. Waggoner holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Diego State University.


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