Teaching at The School of Business allows me to impart upon students the wisdom of my mistakes, and for them to more quickly learn the skills that make people in the supply chain industry more successful. I immediately take a great interest in my students’ long term success.
As part of the Master of Global Supply Chain Management program, Daniel Wong and I lead the Supply Chain and Value Chain in Asia Field Study. This is a unique, on-the-ground opportunity to explore the challenges in globalized operations strategies. As we start our journey, we need to remember to consider our assumptions and consider when Western values do not apply. When working with global supply chains, social and environmental issues like child labor, unsafe working conditions and dumping of pollutants become core considerations.
Jay Fortenberry is a cash to cash cycle expert, teacher, mentor and author. An internationally recognized supply chain leader, Jay has had a storied, decades-long career with companies such as Honeywell, Toyota and John Deere. He designed and operated global networks serving 164 countries and 86 distribution facilities.
Daniel Wong, academic director of the supply chain management program received the annual APICS Award of Excellence on April 18, 2019 on behalf of the program and The School of Business.