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Darla Moore School of Business

Virtual forum on post-pandemic strategy for manufacturing supply chains to be held April 15

The Folks Center for International Business at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business is hosting a virtual forum, Post-Pandemic Strategic: How to Reconcile Resiliency and Efficiency in Your Company, Thursday, April 15, from 4-5:15 p.m.

The forum will be led by John Paul MacDuffie, a professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation at Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management. MacDuffie will discuss his innovative approach to resolving apparent contradictions between risk management and core strategy, including the importance of developing supply chain continuation capabilities that can improve responses to sudden disasters and deepen the core competencies of companies. He will also discuss how successful firms have redefined gains in productivity by blending fundamental aspects of risk and scope into core organizational capabilities guiding strategy and operations.

MacDuffie will be joined by corporate executives and Folks Center Global Advisory Board members Al Lanctot, executive director, global accounts North America at Lenovo, and Romaine Seguin, president, global freight forwarding at UPS, for an audience Q&A following his talk.

The forum is sponsored by The Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund and held in collaboration with the Operations and Supply Chain Center and the Risk Management and Insurance Center at the USC Darla Moore School of Business.

This event is free and open to the public. Register and learn more by visiting

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