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POMS 2019 International Conference

In September, the Department of Management in the University of Sussex Business School hosted the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2019 International Conference. This year’s theme was “Connecting the Operations Management & Supply Chain Management world in divided times”. Trade wars, austerity and political uncertainty fill our television and newspaper headlines. Yet, despite these divided times, we have ever-increasing opportunities to connect with each other by building networks and through operational and technological advancements (e.g. Internet of things, blockchain).

The POMS 2019 conference, organised by Professor Constantin Blome (Professor Of Operations Management, University of Sussex), Reza Zanjirani Farahani (Associate Professor in Operations Management, Kingston University), and Feryal Erhun (Professor of Operations & Technology Management, University of Cambridge), was held at the Jurys Inn Waterfront, and ran for 3 successful days. The conference brought together academics from all over the world, a large proportion of these being PhD students.

The conference started with an exciting trip up the British Airways i360 on the seafront, welcoming delegates to the beautiful Brighton.

Over the course of the conference we heard four fantastic keynote speeches:

Transformative Innovations in Healthcare Delivery: Opportunities for High Impact Research from Kamalini Ramdas (London Business School)

An Overview of POM Research on Disaster Management from Sushil Gupta (Florida International University)

The impact of Analytics in Pricing: From Theory to Practice from Georgia Perakis (M.I.T.)

Re-organizing Hospitals: An Operational Perspective from Stephan Scholtes (University of Cambridge Judge Business School)

Over the 3 day conference, papers were presented in over 50 parallel sessions which covered topics such as supply chain management, retail operations, and disaster management.

The conference was supported kindly by Kingston University and University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and sponsored by City University of Hong Kong, Department of Management Sciences.


By: Elizabeth Kellingley
Last updated: Monday, 23 September 2019

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