Data analytics and real-time decision making play a prominent role in revolutionizing the supply chain industry today. The research program in supply chain analytics aims to transform the planning and execution processes through scientific developments that make use of operations research and machine learning techniques, and to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners.
The main goal is to enable, (1) seamless integration of planning and real-time execution to deal with uncertainty, (2) supply chain resilience to cope with unexpected disruptions, and (3) supply chain intel-ligence to constantly learn and adapt to the rapid changes in the environments around them.
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, federal Minister of Science and Sport, made the official announcement on November 13, when she revealed the details of the Canada Research Chairs Program. The chair will receive $100,000 in annual funding over a renewable five-year period.
Said Dabia – VU Amsterdam, Netherlands