Supply Chain Lab Dedication
The Inauguration and Ribbon Cutting for the Supply Chain Laboratory took place on October 28. An interaction session was held with Bob Moffat, IBM Senior Vice President of Integrated Operations, as well as IBM team members Linda Cantwell, David Cassano, John Dischinger, Steve Corcoran, and Steve Wills. Also participating in the interaction were Gary Augustson, Vice Provost of Information Technology; Jim Thomas, Dean of Information Sciences and Technology; David Wormley, Dean of the College of Engineering; Judy Olian and Smeal faculty. Following the interaction session, President Spanier opened the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, followed by words from Bob Moffat and Dean Olian.
The Supply Chain Lab provides cutting-edge technology for students and faculty to study, simulate, and test the key relationships in end-to-end supply chains. The facility is supported by IBM's Shared University Research program, which awards computing equipment to colleges, universities, and institutions of higher education around the world to facilitate research projects in areas of mutual interest.