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SCL IRC 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.

Sessions take place on the main Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta (please review the session description for location details) and will also be broadcast via Zoom.

In-person attendance to our SCL IRC 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. If you are a GT student who would like to attend in person and order lunch, we ask that you pay a $5 feeIf you are a member of the general public attending in-person, the cost to attend is $25 per session which includes a boxed lunch*. Virtual attendance is always free.

*To take advantage of the included in-person lunch, you must register a week (7 days) in advance of the seminar date. If you have any questions, please email

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Upcoming Sessions

Jan 24, 2023 (12pm - 1:30pm ET) (ISyE Main Building, Executive Education Room 228)

Robotics Research and Perspectives

Robotic systems have been very successful in performing tasks where the inputs are well defined and known in advance. Automotive and electronic manufacturing are the classic success stories where robotic systems have demonstrated incredible value for the industry. In unstructured manufacturing, the inputs of the system can vary significantly, but the outputs of the system are defined. Food and agriculture production are examples of this type of unstructured manufacturing problem, but traditional manufacturing is also moving in this direction as robotics move beyond welding and painting. This presentation will give examples of systems that integrate advanced perception and control technologies into robotic systems to perform complex tasks like cutting, grasping, and manipulation of objects in an unstructured environment.

Past Sessions (reverse chronological order)

November 17, 2022

The Logistics of Space Exploration

September 29, 2022

Smart Vehicle Data Collection and Spatial Analysis with ML for Green, Energy-efficient, Cost-effective and Safe Logistics​

Yi-Chang James Tsai, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

April 28, 2021

How AI/ML is Redefining Business Planning

Featuring Nelson Grajales, Machine Learning Software Engineer at o9 Solutions and moderated by Alan Erera, UPS Professor of Logistics and Associate Chair for Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

March 22, 2021

Inventory Optimization

Featuring Aseem Kohli, VP of Product Management at o9 Solutions and moderated by Alan Erera, UPS Professor of Logistics and Associate Chair for Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

February 24, 2021

Intelligent Sales & Operations Execution Control Tower

Featuring Ripu Daman Singh, VP of Product Management & Marketing at o9 Solutions and moderated by Tim Brown, Managing Director of the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute.

January 26, 2021

Digital Transformation: Art of the Possible

Featuring Umesh Arasu, EVP of Product Management at o9 Solutions and moderated by Benoit Montreuil, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair and Director of the Physical Internet Center.

February 12, 2020

Delivery in the Age of the Shared Economy

January 15, 2020

The Local Character of Urban Air Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges

November 13, 2019

Digital Transformation of Last-Mile Delivery

October 23, 2019

Bringing Intelligent Supply Chain to Life: Practical Paths on Azure

Dr. Keith Duggar, Principal Industry Technology Strategist at Microsoft Corporation, is a Georgia Tech and MIT alum who works with enterprise manufacturing companies to envision, architect, and execute digital transformation including all technological aspects of Connected Intelligent Enterprise. He brings 20+ Years of Quantitative Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Applied Math experience and 10+ Years of High Performance Low Latency Decentralized Computing, Data Modeling, Data System Design, and Data Strategy experience.

September 25, 2019

Collaboration in Supply Chains that use Shared Infrastructure: the Case of a Coal Export Supply Chain

August 28, 2019

Quantitative Methods in Health and Humanitarian Systems

April 23, 2019

An AI Framework Used in Crisis Management and Decision Making

Frederick Benaben, Professor - IMT Mines Albi - Industrial Engineering Research Center - FRANCE

April 10, 2019

From Smart Machines to Smart Supply Chains: Some Missing Pieces

March 13, 2019

Launched by Disruption

Alan Amling, Vice President Corporate Strategy, UPS

February 13, 2019

Georgia's Ports - What's Next?

Cliff Pyron, Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia Ports Authority

January 16, 2019

Rethinking the Warehouse: Urban Space and Economy in an Age of Smart Logistics

November 14, 2018

Scalable On-Demand Mobility Services

October 24, 2018

Operational and Tactical Analysis of Same-Day Delivery Distribution Systems

September 26, 2018

Supply Chain Innovation Showcase

Amari Ruff, CEO of Sudu / Paul Noble, Founder and CEO of Autit

August 29, 2018

Smart GT: Achieving Smart Communities Development at Georgia Tech

April 6, 2018

Routing in the Physical Internet: Framework, Algorithms and Research Perspectives (A PIC/SCL seminar)

April 4, 2018

The Design and Operation of On-Demand Distribution Systems (A PIC/SCL seminar)

February 20, 2018

Applications of Machine Learning in the Supply Chain

January 24, 2018

Applications of IOT Technology in the Supply Chain

January 22, 2018

Recent Developments in Modeling City Logistics in Melbourne (A PIC/SCL seminar)

November 15, 2017

The New Frontier of Data-Driven Price Optimization

October 25, 2017

Additive Supply Chains

September 20, 2017

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Supply Chain

August 23, 2017

Applications of Simulation in Supply Chain Facility Analysis and Design

April 26, 2017

Issues and Opportunities in Last Mile Logistics

March 29, 2017

Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain

February 22, 2017

The Physical Internet Concept

January 25, 2017

Supply Chain Sustainability

December 7, 2016

Automation in the Supply Chain

November 9, 2016

Energy and Emissions Modeling

October 19, 2016

Impacts of eCommerce and Service Expectations on Transportation

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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343