73rd Annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program to Be Held October 13-14, 2022

Salzberg 2022 with the medallion

73rd Annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program to Be Held October 13-14, 2022

The Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management will host its annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Whitman School of Management (room TBD).

Established in 1949, the annual Salzberg event is a central component of Whitman School’s Franklin Center, which is consistently recognized as one of the best supply chain management programs in the country by top publications and organizations. During the event, industry executives from leading corporations share insights into trends, advancements and innovation in the fields of supply chain management, transportation and logistics.

The Salzberg Medallion is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of transportation and supply chain management—in part because of the caliber of past honorees and in part because of the program’s rigorous selection process.

This year’s Salzberg Industry Medallion recipient is:

Patagonia, Inc.

Patagonia, Inc. is an American retailer of outdoor clothing. It was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973 and is based in Ventura, California. Patagonia has hundreds of stores in 10+ countries across 5 continents, as well as factories in 16 countries.

Patagonia’s mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Patagonia is being recognized for its focus on sustainable and ethical sourcing and distribution of its products.

This year’s Salzberg Academic Medallion recipient is:

Jan Fransoo, professor of operations and logistics management at Tilburg University

Jan C. Fransoo is a professor of operations and logistics management at the School of Economics and Management of Tilburg University in Tilburg, Netherlands. He has conducted research across a wide variety of domains and methodologies, all related to supply chain and operations management and published extensively in many journals in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering and transportation. He currently serves as associate editor of operations research, as well as production and operations management. In recent years, his research has mainly focused on retail operations in developing countries and other emerging markets. Much of this research is conducted in collaboration with consumer packaged goods companies, technology startups and intergovernmental agencies such as the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank. Apart from this line of research, he also has active research lines on omnichannel retail, intermodal transportation and urban logistics.

The Zinsmeister Award for student excellence in supply chain management and the Brethen Scholarship Prize will be conferred during the Salzberg event.

This year’s program will include a keynote speaker (TBD) and panels on the following topics: The State of the Supply Chain 2022; and Technology and Supply Chains: From Source to Retail. A reception will follow.

In addition, this year we will feature a second day of activities focused on academic research using field research to make societal impacts:

Academic Research Day

Friday, October 14, 2022
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Whitman School of Management

Academic researchers including doctoral students are invited to attend a workshop day to discuss the opportunities for research built on industry relationships.

Topics will include developing win-win relationships with industry partners and publishing. Please contact Co-director of H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management Julie Niederhoff for registration information.

For more information:

Agnes H. Magnarelli

Dawn McWilliams