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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


Click here to jump to past seminars with links to available recordings

Upcoming Sessions

October 24, 2018 | 12-1:30pm (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute: 1st floor Auditorium)

Operational and Tactical Analysis of Same-Day Delivery Distribution Systems

E-retail is a highly competitive segment that constantly demands innovation and process improvement. One such innovation rapidly gaining traction is same-day delivery (SDD); large e-retailers like Amazon are quite active in SDD, and over half of all US retailers claim to offer some form of the service. This talk surveys some of our recent and ongoing work studying the distribution component of SDD systems, and includes both (1) operational questions faced by dispatchers, e.g. when should vehicles be dispatched and what orders should they deliver, as well as (2) tactical questions faced by managers, e.g. how late in the day should SDD be offered and how big should the delivery fleet be. The talk is based on join work with Alan Erera, Mathias Klapp (now at PUC Chile) and Alex Stroh.

November 14, 2018 | 12-1:30pm (ISyE Main 2nd Floor Atrium)

Scalable On-Demand Mobility Services

The convergence of several technology enablers, including ubiquitous connectivity, autonomous vehicles, and sophisticated analytics, provides unique opportunities to fundamentally transform mobility in the next decade. Ride-sourcing services have already modernized taxi services but they have also increased congestion and widened inequalities in accessibility. This talk looks at mobility from a logistics and supply chain angle and presents novel on-demand mobility services that have the potential to be scalable, and sustainable, handling both the first/last mile problem and congestion. Case studies will also be presented.

January 16, 2019 | 12-1:30pm (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute: 1st floor Auditorium)

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

To be provided.

February 13, 2019 | 12-1:30pm (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute: 1st floor Auditorium)

Georgia's Ports - What's Next?

Cliff Pyron, Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia Ports Authority

We will discuss a general global perspective, and then a North America focus on current and future supply chain challenges relative to infrastructure constraints. An overview of omni-channel dynamics in serving related logistics needs will also be covered. Lastly, any China/US trade tariff situations that might still be in play can be discussed.

March 13, 2019 | 12-1:30pm (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute: 1st floor Auditorium)

Launched by Disruption

Alan Amling, Vice President Corporate Strategy, UPS

E-commerce, globalization and urbanization, combined with new technologies and business models, are disrupting industry stalwarts. Today, no company is immune from disruption. How should companies respond? Can disruption be a launching pad to a better future? Learn how UPS is staying ahead of disruption and thriving using the example of 3D printing, a game-changing technology that represents both challenge and opportunity for companies around the globe. Lessons learned will be shared.​

April 10, 2019 | 12-1:30pm (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute: 1st floor Auditorium)

From Smart Machines to Smart Supply Chains: Some Missing Pieces

Modern warehouses, factories and supply chains are becoming enormously complex systems. Historically, the design and control of these systems has depended upon evolution and refinement over time to achieve high levels of performance. As a consequence, we do not have the legacy of engineering design that is found in digital circuits, automobiles or airplanes. But that situation is changing, albeit slowly. This talk will describe the changes that are taking place, and what they mean for our research and teaching missions.​

Past Sessions (reverse chronological order)

September 26, 2018 (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute: 1st floor Auditorium)

Supply Chain Innovation Showcase

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

August 29, 2018 (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute: 1st floor Auditorium)

Smart GT: Achieving Smart Communities Development at Georgia Tech

April 6, 2018 (ISyE Main Building, Executive Education Room 228)

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

April 4, 2018 (ISyE Groseclose Building, Physical Internet Laboratory, 1st floor)

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

February 20, 2018 (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI))

Applications of Machine Learning in the Supply Chain

January 24, 2018 (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI))

Applications of IOT Technology in the Supply Chain

January 22, 2018 (ISyE Main Building, Executive Classroom 226)

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

November 15, 2017 (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI))

The New Frontier of Data-Driven Price Optimization

October 25, 2017 (President's Suite A&B Bill Moore Student Success Center)

Additive Supply Chains

September 20, 2017 (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (1st floor auditorium))

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Supply Chain

August 23, 2017 (Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (1st floor auditorium))

Applications of Simulation in Supply Chain Facility Analysis and Design

April 26, 2017 (GTMI: 1st floor Auditorium)

Issues and Opportunities in Last Mile Logistics

March 29, 2017 (GTMI: 1st floor Auditorium)

Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain

February 22, 2017 (GTMI: 1st floor Auditorium)

The Physical Internet Concept

January 25, 2017 (Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Room 233)

Supply Chain Sustainability

December 7, 2016 (ISyE/Groseclose, Room 402)

Automation in the Supply Chain

November 9, 2016 (Student Center Commons: Piedmont Room)

Energy and Emissions Modeling

October 19, 2016 (ISyE/Groseclose, room 402)

Impacts of eCommerce and Service Expectations on Transportation

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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