Digital Supply Chain & Operations

Digital Supply Chain & Operations Faculty Fellows

Trends in Global and Local Supply Chains

Boston University’s Asian Alumni Business Forum, held in November 2022, featured Professor Nitin Joglekar (DBI Fellow) and Ishaan Gupta (Questrom’10). Professor Joglekar discussed trends in global supply chains and allied digitalization opportunities, based on his work with the World Economic Forum. Ishaan runs Gateway Distriparks – one of India’s largest multi-modal transportation networks, along with Snowman Logistics – India’s largest cold storage network. Ishaan addressed how supply chains for critical items, such as food, have evolved locally in India, during and after COVID-19.

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Professor Nitin Joglekar, DBI Faculty Fellow, and Associate Professor, Operations and Technology Management, is one of the lead authors of a World Economic Forum white paper that outlines successful case studies from those who have already started to unlock business model innovation through the reconfiguration of advanced manufacturing technologies and digital value chains.
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Nitin Joglekar, Associate Professor, Operations and Technology Management, is currently serving as an expert on advanced manufacturing and supply chains, within the Global Futures Council, at the World Economic Forum. This piece is based on his observations from the recently concluded Davos Conference that was aimed at shaping the principles, policies, and partnerships needed towards Post-COVID-19 Recovery.

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Nitin Joglekar co-authored a paper for the World Economic Forum Report 2020, Winning the Race for Survival: How Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Are Driving Business-Model Innovation.  The shock brought on by the pandemic liberated companies to make numerous experiments. This paper explores what new business models might look like and how they are likely to interact with both existing operating and business models in the context of the new normal brought about by the pandemic.

More research by Associate Professor Joglekar:
Sloan Management Review Winter 2021 Issue (Authors: Joglekar and Phadnis): Accelerating Supply Chain Scenario Planning

Exec Summary: Post-pandemic supply chains showcase a need to make slow-moving supply chains nimbler by using data and digital collaboration with partners around scenario planning.