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Prof. Amy Zeng's lecture notice

Publish Date: 2010/07/12 10:51:37    Hits:

Speaker:Professor Amy Zeng,Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Time:2010.7.13(Tuesday), 9:00-11:00 a.m

Location:New Main Building A1148

Organizer:Information Management & Information System


Supply contracts are proven effective tools for managing various supply chains. This seminar presents how supply contracts are designed and can make impacts on building flexibility and robustness into supply chains that face supply disruption risks,and on coordinating reverse supply chain members'decisions so as to achieve profitable returns. The proposed decision-making frameworks, modeling examples and associated results and implications, and future research directions are presented and discussed.


Dr. Amy Z. Zeng has been on the faculty of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI; www.wpi.edu) in Massachusetts, USA since the fall of 1999. he is the Director of Operations and Industrial Engineering Program at the School of Business,and the Co-director of the China Project Center at WPI. She received her doctoral degree from theSmeal College of Business Administration atPennsylvania State University, M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, and Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Management Engineering from Beihang University in Beijing, China. Her expertise lies in the areas of efficient operational decisions and tactics for supply chain and logistics processes, and made nearly eighty presentations at a wide variety of occasions, several of which are keynote speeches at international conferences. Dr. Zeng is also a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for her teaching,research and service achievements, and an editorial board member of three academic journals. In addition, she has consulted companies with respect to global supply chain and logistics processes, lean principles implementation,quality management,inventory and materials management,and process analysis and capacity planning, and provided training workshops for executives and senior managers in the areas of lean enterprise architecting,supply chain management, and leadership and management skills.

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