Preparing Students for a Career in Supply Chain

The ideal candidate for a career in supply chain today must possess a mastery of numbers as well as the ability to communicate with people both in and outside the organization, says Matthew Liotine, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

During the 2018 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Executive Platforms was proud to partner with SupplyChainBrain to conduct a number of onsite interviews between our speaker faculty and SupplyChainBrain’s Managing Editor Robert Bowman.

Matthew Liotine
Professor of Supply Chain
University of Illinois at Chicago

Matt Liotine is a professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an associate faculty member of the University’s Center for Supply Chain Management & Logistics where he specializes in research in supply chain analytics, modeling and technology. His unique method of rapidly developing digital transformation strategy has helped firms jumpstart next generation projects to achieve ROI. Matt also served in several prior professional positions, including research and management roles at AT&T and Union Carbide, and consulting roles with the Carlson Group and Edwards & Kelcey. He is the recipient of numerous industry and academic awards, and has authored over 40 publications. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering and operations research from Princeton University.

Robert Bowman
Managing Editor

Robert Bowman is a veteran editor, reporter and writer covering supply-chain management, international trade, economics, finance, regulation, compliance, technology, logistics, professional education, the environment, human rights, and labor management. Bob writes and edits theme-based articles, in-depth case studies, and a weekly blog. I’ve served as interviewer in thousands of videos, hosted numerous webinars, and produce and host a weekly podcast. Bob is also a published novelist. Prior to SupplyChainBrain, Bob has also contributed to the Journal of Commerce, World Trade, Distribution, Shipping and Trade News (Tokyo), Traffic World, Buyside, Cargovision, Warehousing Management, Pacific Shipper, Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s Maritime Asia.

For more interviews with SupplyChainBrain, please check out their video listings.