Events by the Value Chain Innovation Initiative

We organize professional conferences and workshops, bringing together industry leaders and academics to discuss recent trends and innovations in global value chain management.

Read our event summaries to learn about some of the strategies and technologies that leading organizations utilize to improve the efficiency, resilience, agility, and sustainability of their global value chain operations.

Event Summaries

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Trade tensions, natural disasters, and the current global pandemic bring with them many challenges. Yet a variety of strategies, technologies, and digital innovations can help companies reduce risk and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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Blockchain technology has real potential to provide business value. While many technical, financial, and regulatory hurdles still remain, blockchain offers significant opportunity for innovation along the value chain.

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While companies face many challenges to increasing corporate social responsibility in their supply chains, targeted initiatives and promising new technologies can create a positive impact in a changing world.

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AI has yielded business benefits in design, manufacturing, logistics, sales and end use, but we are still in the early days of AI-enabled business value. If managers can successfully navigate biases, lack of algorithm transparency, effective human-machine collaboration, and other challenges, AI can become a valuable tool to strengthen the value chain.

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