Miami Presents: Happy Holidays or Bah Humbug? A Supply Chain Update

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As we approach the holidays when companies are typically all set for special sales and increased demand, there are lots of questions about whether or not companies will have what their customers want. Two professors in supply chain & operations management from the Farmer School of Business -- Dr. Lisa Ellram and Dr. Monique Murfield -- will have a conversation about what challenges companies are experiencing in their supply chains today, where these problems came from, and just what consumers might expect relative to obtaining everything from a video game console to their favorite deluxe latte this holiday season.

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Lisa M. Ellram,
Ph.D., C.P.M., CMA, Scor-S is University Distinguished Professor and the Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University in Oxford, OH, where she teaches logistics and supply chain management at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her primary areas of research interest include sustainability in purchasing, transportation and supply chain management; services purchasing and supply chain management; offshoring and outsourcing; and supply chain cost management and finance. She has published in numerous top journals spanning a variety of disciplines, including managerial and academic outlets.  She has co-authored eight books, including academic books and textbooks. She has taught/presented in more than 30 countries on six continents. While she collects data in various ways, she really enjoys speaking directly with practitioners to develop an understanding of the real problems that they face in supply chain management. 

Monique Murfield (Ph.D. University of Tennessee) is an Associate Professor in Supply Chain & Operations Management, and serves as the Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her research focuses on supply chain challenges of an omni-channel retail approach, buyer-supplier relationship issues, and environmental sustainability in supply chain management. Monique has published in numerous top academic journals in supply chain management, logistics, transportation, and purchasing and supply management. Monique serves on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the Journal of Business Logistics, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, and is also involved with and presents at annual conferences for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Decision Sciences Institute. Prior to returning to academia, Monique worked for a manufacturer for several years as a buyer, and managed their global procurement and inbound logistics. Monique enjoys integrating her work with companies with her research and teaching, and currently teaches logistics and supply chain management at the undergraduate level.

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