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SCLIRC Seminar Series


The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute hosts a series of monthly seminars open to interested SCL faculty, students and corporate partners as well as the general public. If you are interested in attending any of the sessions, please review the below information and register online.

The cost to attend is $25 per session which includes a boxed lunch*. Attendance to the sessions is complimentary for SCL corporate partners, SCL Industry Advisory Board members, SCL affiliated faculty and students, and students enrolled in the Masters in Supply Chain Engineering program.

*To take advantage of the included lunch, you must register by the noted deadlines. If you have any questions, please email


Upcoming Sessions

August 23, 2017 | 12pm - 1:30pm (GTMI: 1st floor Auditorium)
Applications of Simulation in Supply Chain Facility Analysis and Design
Dave Goldsman, Christos Alexopoulos
RSVP by August 18, 2017

We will discuss the use of simulation as a tool for analyzing and improving supply chain performance. In particular, we will show how simulation can be used to (i) evaluate the effectiveness and robustness of a particular supply chain implementation, and (ii) compare the performance of competing supply chain strategies.


September 20, 2017 | 12pm - 1:30pm (GTMI: 1st floor Auditorium)
Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Supply Chain
Valerie Thomas
RSVP by September 15, 2017

Companies are measuring and reporting their supply chain energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and other environmental metrics. The first part of the talk will  overview what is being measured and reported in a selection of industries - who, what, where, when, why, and how. The second part will focus on approaches for reducing these impacts, challenges in quantifying them, and methods for improvement.


October 25, 2017 | 12pm - 1:30pm (location to be determined)
The New Frontier of Data-Driven Price Optimization
He Wang
RSVP by October 20, 2017

In practice, firms are often faced with pricing challenges including high demand uncertainty, limited inventory, and restrictions to conduct price experimentation. In this talk, I will discuss models and algorithms that combine machine learning and price optimization. The key idea of these algorithms is to use real-time sales data to improve pricing decisions. I will report simulation and field experiment results that show significant revenue improvement using these methods.

Future sessions to be added, shortly.


Past Sessions (reverse chronological order)

April 26, 2017 | 12pm - 1:30pm (GTMI: 1st floor Auditorium)
Issues and Opportunities in Last Mile Logistics (video archive)
Martin Savelsbergh, Alan Erera

March 29, 2017 | 12pm - 1:30pm (GTMI: 1st floor Auditorium)
Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain
Nagi Gebraeel (video archive)

February 22, 2017 | 12pm - 1:30pm (GTMI: 1st floor Auditorium)
The Physical Internet Concept (video archive)
Benoit Montreuil

January 25, 2017 | 12pm - 1:30pm (Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Room 233)
​​Supply Chain Sustainability
Beril Toktay

December 7, 2016 | 12pm - 1:30pm (ISyE/Groseclose, Room 402)
​Automation in the Supply Chain
Larry M. Sweet, Magnus Egerstedt

November 9, 2016 | 12pm - 1:30pm (Student Center Commons: Piedmont Room)
​Energy and Emissions Modeling
Randy Guensler, Mike Rodgers

October 19, 2016 | 12pm - 1:30pm (ISyE/Groseclose, room 402)
​Impacts of eCommerce and Service Expectations on Transportation
Patricia L. Mokhtarian
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Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343