Panels

  • Global Educator Experiences

    This panel aims at delving into the trends, strategies and challenges in education in different geographic and cultural environments. Panelists share insights on how to provide courses and programs that cater for a global audience, navigate cultural differences, adapt teaching methods, and foster educational excellence across borders. The discussion aims to inspire innovative approaches to address evolving learner needs in a global context.

    Moderator:  Carmela Di Mauro, University of Catania (Italy)

    Panelists: Barbara Flynn (Professor Emeritus, Indiana University)
    Cristina Giménez Thomsen (director of Mission and Impact at Esade Business School, Spain)
    Vijay Kannan, Head, Department of Management; and Executive Director of International Programs, Utah State University

  • Trends in Higher Education

    This panel explores pivotal shifts in higher education. Trends in new technology, students’ engagement, and evolving competitive forces challenge traditional practices. Panelists share insights on developing experiential learning initiatives, generative AI applications, Coursera, leveraging an online program manager (OPM), and the ethics surrounding it all.

    Moderators: Xin (David) Ding, Rutgers Business School
    Sudipendra Nath Roy, Herberger Business School, St. Cloud University

    Panelists:  Katherina Pattit, Dean of the Herberger Business School, St. Cloud State University
    Professor Yao Zhao, Rutgers Business School
    Professor Craig Froehle, Linder College of Business, University of Cincinnati

Innovation Labs

  • The Beer Game on Steroids

    Everyone is familiar with the traditional Beer Game that is often used in supply chain courses to teach about the bullwhip effect. In this lab, you will learn the advantages of expanding classroom instruction of the bullwhip effect and supply chain resiliency with the Beer Game on Steroids (BGOS), a free simulation tool available to supply chain instructors for use in their courses. Hosted by BGOS developer J. Chris White, participants will take a deeper dive into the BGOS freeware platform and learn how it can be used in supply chain courses. Instructors and students can use BGOS to build their own complex scenarios that can go beyond the traditional 4-entity Beer Game and instead include 10s or 100s of entities. The goal of BGOS is to help students learn how supply chain structure affects supply chain dynamics and performance.

    Hosted by J. Chris White

     

  • The Fresh Connection

    During this two-session lab, you’ll get to discover the world’s leading business simulation in Supply Chain Management – The Fresh Connection. This business game is at the core of 10 learning solutions covering multiple SCM topics with different levels of complexity. With real-life challenges and cross-functional collaboration, it fosters critical skills essential for success in today’s supply chain landscape.  Join us to get hands-on experience and discover best practices on how to integrate it into a course.

    Hosted by Inchainge

  • Developing a Sustainability Mindset

    This lab will introduce the concept of Sustainability Mindset, its Principles and the tool Sustainability Mindset Indicator (SMI®) for its assessment. The audience will have the opportunity to test a demo of the SMI®, then the hosts will showcase how it has been used in a Sustainable Supply Chain Management course to dynamically adapt the teaching interventions, based on the experiential learning cycle suggested by Kolb, and assess the effectiveness of the course in developing the student’ Sustainability Mindset through a pre-post comparison.

    Website of the Sustainability Mindset Indicator: https://smindicator.com/

    Website of hte PRME Working Group on Sustainability Mindset: https://www.unprme.org/working-group/prme-working-group-on-sustainability-mindset/

    Hosted by Albachiara Boffelli and Beate Klingenberg

  • The Industrial AI Challenge

    This lab will focus on the experience of the “Industrial AI Challenge”, an innovative challenge-based learning initiative, now approaching the fourth edition. Adopting an open innovation approach, students, researchers, industry experts, and experts from regional start-ups work together to improve the partner companies’ industrial processes thanks to the adoption of AI techniques. The teams committed to solving the challenges proposed by the selected companies by analyzing large datasets and creating predictive models based on machine learning methods. In this lab we will discuss the learning experiences of students participating in the challenge and the related “AI and Innovation” course at the University of Trento (Italy), which created the basis for an international teaching collaboration and student exchange with the University of Auburn (Alabama).

    Industrial AI Challenge website: https://www.trentinoinnovation.eu/en/innovate/innovation-tools/ai-challenge/

    Post on Trento-Auburn collaboration: https://harbert.auburn.edu/news/learning-to-apply-ai-to-international-supply-chain-issues.html

    Hosted by Marco Formentini, Anthony Roath, and Tyler Morgan

  • Managing Supply Chain and Operations Classes with ASCM Certifications

    The Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM, formerly APICS) is a leading professional organization for supply chain certifications. In this lab, a portfolio of teaching tools is demonstrated that can be used to merge university classroom learning and studying for professional certifications simultaneously. Participants will be emersed with a variety of specialized YouTube videos, study manuals, audio study files, a master case (build-lead a business), and podcasting.

    Hosted by Chuck Nemer

Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI)

  • DASI SIG Sessions

    The Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI) SIG will have sessions for the DSI Pedagogy Conference that will be oriented toward preparing for fall classes.  One is a general interest session by a panel addressing AI related issues for class instruction. The other session will focus on classes that address the use of data for decision making.  More details coming soon.