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MISI’s PhD Winter Academy Concluded on 23rd January.

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MISI’s PhD Winter Academy program concluded on 23rd January. A total of 14 PhD students and junior faculty members, representing seven countries and three continents, attended the program. The program is unique as it brings together a small and focused group of doctorate students, faculty members and prominent scholars, from around the world, to interact and exchange ideas on operations and supply chain management (OM/SCM). Based on the feedback from the participants, the program was helpful for them to learn about the latest research in the field of OM/SCM and get some feedback on their research work. The event was comprised lectures, discussions, presentations, industrial visit and cultural visit. The interactive and thought-provoking nature of the program was appreciated by all participants. The range of topics that were covered and discussed within the two weeks of the program were: the supply chain and operations management in nascent markets and nascent firm as compared to established firm and established market; inventory management and control in a dynamic setting and future trends of inventory and capacity as distributed inventory and capacity and its implications for managing the supply chain; facility location and combinatorial optimization under a complex supply chain context. Three well-known scholars namely Prof. Nitin Joglekar (Boston University), Prof. Chelsea White (Georgia Tech) and Prof. Mozart Menezes (Kedge Business School) covered the above three topics. The next PhD Winter Academy is scheduled for January 2018 and we look forward to having another exciting and interactive learning environment for PhD students in the field of OM/SCM. At MISI, we are truly committed to advance the knowledge boundary and provide meaningful insight for practitioners in OM/SCM. MISI would like to thank the professors, the participants, all those who worked towards making this event a success.