12th Supply Chain Thought Leaders Round Table


                                        July 19 – 22,  San Jose, Costa Rica





Roundtable: The Supply Chain Thought Leaders Round Table is an invitation-only conference where a select group of experts from academics and industry meet every year to discuss and debate the latest issues related to supply chain management.


Venue: The 12th Supply Chain Thought Leaders Round Table will be held at the Costa Rica Marriot Hotel, San Jose. Voted by Conde Nast as one of the best hotels in Central America and Mexico, this Marriott Costa Rica Hotel is a beautiful colonial hacienda set on a 30 acre coffee plantation.  Weather  Time


Program: The roundtable will start from the evening of July 19 and will end at lunch on July 22.  Agenda.


Program Committee: 
Ravi Anupindi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Daniel Corsten, IE Business School, Madrid

Karen Donohue, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Jan Hammond, Harvard Business School

Santiago Kraiselburd, MIT-Zaragoza

Jayashankar M. Swaminathan, UNC Chapel Hill  (Chair)
Zeynep Ton,  Harvard Business School

Andy Tsay, Santa Clara University


Registration: Registration fee for this invitation only conference is $400. This amount should be sent via a check payable to Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation to Ms. Kim Scales, Dean’s Suite, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490.



Activities: Costa Rica provides a number of options for outdoor activities. Here is a sample list of activities (and their prices) offered by the hotel.



Conference Presentations                                                                                          


July 21


9:00 am -11:00am: Doing Business in Central America

Chair: Zeynep Ton, Harvard  University

Speakers:  Sebastian Urbina,  Georgia Tech

                 Harry Strachan, Meso America

                 Rene Castro, INCAE



11:15am – 1:00pm: Global Health Supply Chains

Chair: Prashant Yadav, MIT Zaragoza

Speakers: Prashant Yadav, MIT-Zaragoza

                Maeve Magner, Clinton Foundation

                Jayashankar Swaminathan, UNC Chapel Hill


1:45pm – 3:45pm: Risk in Supply Chains

Chair: Daniel Corsten, IE Business School and Eric Johnson, Dartmouth

Speakers: Daniel Corsten, IE Business School

                 Eric Johnson, Dartmouth

                 Ton de Kok, Eindhoven


4:00pm – 5:30 pm: Automobile Sector

Chair:  Jan Hammond, Harvard University

Speakers: Don Ratliff, Georgia Tech



July 22


8:30 am -10:30am: Managing Mission Critical Products as Services

Chair:  Geert-Jan van Houtum, Eindhoven

Speakers:  Geert-Jan Van Houtum, Eindhoven

                   Vinayak Deshpande, Purdue