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Managing Risk: Why so much talk and so little action?

February 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
3501 Plaza Ct.
Elkhart, IN 46514

Dr. Sanjay Kumar is currently the Richard E. Meier Professor of Management in the College of Business at Valparaiso University, Indiana. He also holds a visiting professorship in the College of Economics and Management at Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang China. Earlier, Dr. Kumar was a graduate program faculty at the Pennsylvania State University. 

Dr. Kumar has worked for and/or consulted a diverse set of organizations that include Sandia National Laboratories, companies in steel and aluminum sector, Space and Defense research organizations. 

Dr. Kumar’s primary research domain covers risk management in supply chains. He studies modes and impact of disruptions with the objective of identifying policies and strategies to minimize the possibility and impact of disruptions. He also studies the influence of behavioral decision-making on risk in companies. His research has appeared in numerous high quality academic journals. in 2018, he spearheaded the development of a new Supply Chain and Logistics Management program at the Valparaiso University. 

Dr. Kumar is the current President of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute (MWDSI). He has lead teams in organizing various national and international conferences. Some of these include 2016 and 2018 MWDSI annual conference (Valparaiso, Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana, respectively), International INFORMS conference (Taipei, Taiwan in 2018), annual DSI meeting (Washington DC in 2017), International Federation of Operational Research Societies conference (Barcelona, Spain in 2014), and MWDSI conference (Grand Rapids, MI in 2017).

5:30-6:00pm: Check-In, Networking

6:00-7:00pm: Dinner

7:00-8:00pm: Presentation

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$25.00 APICS Michiana Members
$35.00 after 5:00 pm February 12

$10.00 Non-Member Student Registration (must show ID)

$10.00 Member Student Registration (must show ID)

$35.00 Non-Member Registration

$25.00 IMA Ticket