Supply Chain Risks and Financial performance: Evidence from Demand-Supply Mismatches

On February 12th, 2014 Professor Vinod Singhal will give a lecture on the topic "Supply Chain Risks and Financial performance: Evidence from Demand-Supply Mismatches." The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Past event — 12 February 2014

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Prof. Vinod Singhal

Professor of Operations Management

Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology


This talk will present empirical evidence on the effect of supply chain risks on financial performance.  Financial performance is measured using measures related to shareholder value, share price volatility, and profitability.  
It will compare and contrast the corporate performance effects of three different types of supply chain risks; supply chain disruptions, product introduction delays, and excess inventory.  The implications of these results on making the business case for supply chain initiatives and justifying investments in technologies and solutions that mitigate supply chain risks will be discussed.


Vinod Singhal is the Dunn Family Professor of Operations Management at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the Associate Dean for MBA programs, and Area Coordinator for Operations Management.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1988. His undergraduate major is in Mechanical Engineering and graduate major is in Business Management. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 1989, he worked for three years as a Senior Research Scientist at General Motors Research Labs.

Vinod’s teaching interests include operations strategy, total quality Management, supply chain management, and technology justification. His research has focused on the impact of operating decisions on accounting and stock market based performance measures.  His research has been supported through grants from the US Department of Labor, National Science Foundation, the American Society of Quality, and the Sloan Foundation. He has published extensively in academic and practitioner publications and has been invited to present his research at nearly 100 practitioner conferences and 80 universities in 40 different countries.  His research has been extensively cited in the media including Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, Smart Money, CFO Europe, Financial Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Daily Telegraph.
Vinod is a Departmental Editor of Production and Operations Management, and Associate Editor of Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. He is a member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions, Operations and Supply Chain Management: International Journal, and Quality Management Journal.  He has served on the Board of Examiners of the Georgia Oglethorpe Award, Bell South’s President Quality Award, and the Baldrige Board of Examiners. He is frequent presenter at various national and international academic and practitioner conferences.

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