Drones are no longer a futuristic device only seen in sci-fi movies, but, instead, are becoming integral pieces to innovative supply chain transformations, from production to delivery. In this episode, we sit down with Bath University’s Mike Lewis PhD, Professor of Operations & Supply, to discuss the importance of innovation in business use cases, how enhanced technologies are enabling organizations to negate disruptions, and the future of drones in the supply chain space.
Come join us as we discuss the Future of Supply Chain.
Guest: Michael Lewis, PhD, Bath University
Michael joined Bath as a Professor in 2004. His research, teaching and advisory portfolio covers a wide range of practice-centered operations and supply management challenges; from fast fashion retail to senior care, to drones in warehouse, to retrofitting buildings.
He is the author of more than 50 journal articles and several books, including a widely adopted and translated textbook (with Nigel Slack) on Operations Strategy. His most recent work (A Better Way to Pilot Emerging Technologies, with Torbjørn Netland and Omid Maghazei of ETH Zurich) has recently been published in MIT Sloan Management Review.
You can follow him on Twitter @OpsProf
Host: Richard Howells
Richard Howells has been working in the Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing space for over 30 years. He is responsible for driving the thought leadership and awareness of SAP’s ERP, Finance, and Supply Chain solutions and is an active writer, podcaster, and thought leader on the topics of supply chain, Industry 4.0, digitization, and sustainability.
Host: Nicole Smythe
Nicole Smythe has been with SAP for over 3 years now but has been working in the supply chain space for over 6 years through various field experiences. With a Master’s degree specializing in Global Supply Chain Management, Nicole hopes to bring a fresh, new perspective to the space with her active marketing contributions, blogs, and now podcasts, focusing on topics like social media, sustainability, and market trends.
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Learn more about Drone Technology and how SAP can help you run best.
- SAP Digital Supply Chain Management: Logistics
- A Better Way to Pilot Emerging Technologies, MIT Sloan Management Review
- Emerging Technologies and The Use Case: A Multi-Year Study of Drone Adoption, Omid Maghazei, Michael A. Lewis, Torbjørn H. Netland
- Operations Strategy, 6th Edition, Pearson, Nigel Slack Warwick Business School, Warwick University, Mike Lewis Bath University
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