The supply chain has been one of the most studied and researched areas of business due to its criticality for the continuity of manufacturing and the flow of goods. The disruptions experienced globally within the last few years such as those labeled as the container crisis, the chip crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, etc. further reminded everyone the importance of effective supply chain management. As it is critical for all industries, the topic has some specific peculiarities when we focus on tightly controlled and highly technical aerospace, space, defense, and industrial markets.
How do companies operating in highly technical and tightly controlled industrial markets manage their supply chains? What are the key external factors and how do they come into consideration? What are the key traits that they would be looking for in selecting key supplier partners? How do they find sources to supply these key/critical technologies and how do they manage those suppliers? How do they attract customers and how does this impact their operations? What is the impact of advancements in manufacturing technology, digitalization, cybersecurity, environmental and societal concerns on supply chain designs?
Our highly experienced executive speaker will delve into the world of such industries and provide valuable insights in understanding the dynamics of global supply chains through the lens of hi-tech and tightly controlled industries.
- Gain high level understanding of the complex and highly connected web of functions, systems, and activities in the global supply chain
- Learn about global supply chain management in hi-tech and tightly controlled industrial markets
- Obtain learnings on how companies in aerospace and industrial markets respond to developments and advancements in the external environment within which they operate
Thursday, March 16, 2023
11:00 – 12:00 PM EST
About the Speaker:
Mr. Halil Kinaci
Halil Kinaci is a Director of Global Supply Chain and has responsibility for the Program Management & New Product Introduction globally at Woodward Inc. Throughout his 25+ years career, Halil has had growing and global responsibilities in Strategic Supply Chain Management, Supplier Development, Program Management, Production Engineering, Operations Management, and Mergers & Acquisition.
As an experienced and result oriented leader, Halil has spent his career across aerospace, defense, industrial, automotive and consumer electronics sectors focusing on business transformation, change management, operational excellence in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management.
Halil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, MS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, as well as an MBA. In his spare time, Halil enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying out local cuisines, running, hiking, biking and travelling.
Cuneyt Evirgen (Moderator)
Cuneyt Evirgen serves as senior academic professional at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He is also a faculty member at the Institute of International Business (IIB) and Faculty Director for GSU-CIBER. Evirgen is a seasoned executive, educator, scholar, mentor in international business and strategy. He holds Bachelor’s degrees both in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics as well as an MBA from Bosphorous University in Istanbul, and a doctoral degree in Marketing and International Business from Michigan State University.