'Ideas in Practice' Supply Chain Summit 2023: Disruption, Resilience & Recovery

The Supply Chain Summit 2023 explores the radical changes needed for supply chains to survive global disruption and enable their resilience and recovery.

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The ‘Ideas in Practice’ Supply Chain Summit is an annual forum for supply chain professionals and senior academic researchers to exchange knowledge about the latest thinking and developments in supply chain management. Running since 2017, it is hosted by Leeds University Business School’s Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research. 

Global supply chains today have become Brittle, Anxious, Nonlinear and Incomprehensible (BANI) thanks to the ongoing polycrisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical tensions, Ukraine war and the cost-of-living crisis. Current strategies for supply chain risk management are no longer sufficient given the unprecedented nature of global events. This Supply Chain Summit aims to address these ongoing risks and offer expert advice on how to increase supply chain resiliency for robust recovery. 

The programme includes Dr Omera Khan (Maersk) as the keynote speaker, followed by presentations from legal expert Ian Skinner (Squire Patton Boggs) and supply chain expert Chee Yew Wong (Leeds University Business School), as well as a roundtable discussion and a panel session with industry professionals and academics. It will close with a networking buffet dinner and a drinks reception. 


Event Programme: 


Registration and refreshments


Welcome and introductions

Chee Yew Wong, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Leeds University Business School



Omera Qayyum Khan, Head of Supply Chain Insights and Trends Lab at Maersk -The future of supply chains in an uncertain world


Presentation 1 

Ian Skinner, Director at Squire Patton Boggs -The shifting legal agenda in responding to supply chain resilience and recovery in organisations


Presentation 2

Chee Yew Wong, Professor of Supply Chain Management - Emerging research themes, outcomes and new directions


Roundtable discussions – How to innovate out of disruption

Facilitated by speakers and panellists


Roundtable feedback

Facilitated by speakers and panellists


Panel discussion: Includes (but not limited to) theme outcomes

Moderated by David Loseby, Professor of Research Impact at Leeds University Business School

  • Tony Fitton, Managing Director, Geodis Contract Logistics UK
  • Omera Quayyum Khan, Head of Supply Chain Insights and Trends Lab, Maersk
  • Gary Graham, Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Leeds University Business School
  • Jyoti Mishra, Associate Professor in Information Management, Leeds University Business School


Closing remarks

Chee Wong, Leeds University Business School


Networking, hot buffet and drinks reception


Event close


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Grace Carter at Leeds University Business School.