Elmhurst University to host Nov. 18 webinar on 'Unclogging the Global Supply Chain'

  • From left, Tim Engstrom, Brian Anderson, and Roby Thomas

    From left, Tim Engstrom, Brian Anderson, and Roby Thomas

  • Tim Engstrom

    Tim Engstrom

  • Brian Anderson

    Brian Anderson Courtesy of Powell Photography Inc.

  • Roby Thomas

    Roby Thomas

Updated 11/11/2021 6:52 PM

The clogged global supply chain has been making it difficult to get new vehicles onto dealer lots, and products ranging from toasters to toys onto store shelves. It's also causing prices to rise on food, gasoline and building materials.

But it's not all because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Learn more during "Black Friday … Canceled? Unclogging the Global Supply Chain," a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 18, hosted by Elmhurst University.

During the webinar, a panel of experts from Elmhurst University's M.S. in Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program will discuss some of the underlying factors that are disrupting the global supply chain, possible solutions, and what the future may hold.

Panelists include:

• Roby Thomas, Ph.D., director of the M.S. in Supply Chain Management program at Elmhurst University;

• Tim Engstrom, MSCM Class of 2003, senior vice president of supply chain at Essendant Inc.;

• Brian Anderson, MSCM Class of 2007, vice president of global procurement at Duracell Inc.

The moderator is Tim Panfil, senior director of graduate admission and enrollment management at Elmhurst University.

The hourlong webinar "Unclogging the Global Supply Chain" begins at 11:45 a.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Registration is required at elmhurst.edu/unclog to obtain the Zoom access link. For more information, call (630) 617-3400 or email admit@elmhurst.edu.

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