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New COVID-19 Webinar

First roundtable to be held on April 2 with a focus on supply chain disruptions

TCAVR1 - "Supply Chain Disruptions & Industry Challenges" featuring Professor Sunil Chopra (Kellogg), Eugene Seroka (Port of LA), Doug Waggoner (Echo Global Logistics).

COVID-19 and the measures taken to control its spread have created unprecedented conditions for the nation’s and the world’s transportation and supply chain networks. Quickly moving medical supplies and essential goods to where they are needed is straining existing networks. Disruptions in ocean shipping, air cargo and manufacturing in other countries threaten the timely availability of critical supplies.  

This week Northwestern University Transportation Center is launching a series of Asynchronous Virtual Roundtables with industry leaders representing all segments of the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries who are coping with COVID-19. 

“We are providing a first-hand look at the critical issues and challenges facing people on the front lines as they keep essential goods moving during this unprecedented crisis,” said Hani S. Mahmassani, director of the Transportation Center.  

The first public roundtable, “Supply Chain Disruptions and Industry Challenges,” will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2, as a Zoom webinar. Click this link to join the event, which can accommodate 500 people:

In a series of interviews, three academic experts and industry professionals will explore supply chain disruptions and industry challenges and discuss their experiences in the era of COVID-19. Mahmassani will moderate and then take questions from the audience.

The three speakers for the first roundtable are:

The target audiences for the Asynchronous Virtual Roundtables are people in industry, people who are dealing with goods being transported, the academic community and government officials, but the general public and media also are welcome.

For more information about AVR webinars, please visit NUTC's Special Events webpage linked below.


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