Webinar: Rethinking Supply Chain Resilience in the Era of Major Disruptions

The importance of managing resilience and viability in a series of disruptions will be highlighted, and some of the key lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed. Moreover, the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain will be shown to illustrate the structural inequalities that characterize global value chains.

Main Objectives:

  1. To present the perspectives from leading academics on supply chain resilience to face severe and intertwined crises, and stimulate a discussion on opportunities and challenges.
  2. To discuss networking with renowned academics from Latin America and other regions to carry out joint research.


Dmitry Ivanov

Topic: From Supply Chain Resilience to Ecosystem Viability

He studied industrial engineering and production management and graduated with honors. He was a professor and interim chair of Operations Management at the University of Hamburg. He has been teaching courses in operations management, supply chain management, logistics, management information systems and strategic management at different universities worldwide. Author of anyLogistix educational complex for supply chain optimization and simulation that is in use at more than 100 universities worldwide. He is currently professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin), deputy director and executive board member of Institute for Logistics (IfL) at HWR Berlin, and faculty director of M.A. Global Supply Chain and Operations Management program at HWR Berlin.

Ely Paiva

Topic: Overcoming Enduring Inequalities in Global Value Chains

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, master’s degree in Administration and doctorate in Administration from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. His research interests are operations strategy and sustainable supply chains. Regional editor for Latin America of Journal of Supply Chain Management. Researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development in Brazil. Visiting researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Texas–Pan American. Full professor at the Fundação Getulio Vargas’s São Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP).

* Presentations will last 90 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

Target Audience

Free online webinar, subject to capacity restrictions, addressed to the University of Lima’s community and to the general public.

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  • AOM-OSCM Latin/South America
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • University of Lima
    • Graduate School