secondment at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the months of February
and March, visiting researcher Prof. Helmut Zsifkovits (Montanuniversitaet
Leoben, Austria) was invited to give a presentation at the APICS Professional Development
Meeting on 28 February 2019. APICS is a nationwide professional supply chain
organization and WPI Chapter is the one on WPI Campus to help students to
develop professional skills in supply chain discipline.
meeting, it was discussed how developments in supply chains in different
industries. Speakers included Ms. Kali Kouri, Director Clinical and Commercial
Supply Chain at TESARO (a GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company), and Mr. Paul
Arthur Delvy, Adjunct Instructor from Foisie Business School.
introduction by Walter "Wally" T. Towner, Associate Teaching
Professor from Foisie Business School, Helmut Zsifkovits talked about the
promise of Industry 4.0 for smart supply chains and the state of
implementation, and presented the goals and outcomes of the SME 4.0 project.