Business & Leadership

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain: What Lies Ahead

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Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain woes continue to shake industries, specifically the shortages of key components that make or break the production cycles.

With persistent issues in the supply chain, many dependents on this industry have shifted their focus from “cost efficiency” to flexibility, agility and resilience. The transformation in the supply chain has led companies to focus more on opportunity — realignment of processes, upside supply chain flexibility and making use of data and analytics.

In this panel, experts discuss the supply chain issues bought by the COVID-19 pandemic, how digital transformation has been key in mitigating these issues, how companies are strategizing their product cycles and what lies ahead amid the digital revolution in the industry.

The panel features Tathagata Dasgupta, adjunct professor of data sciences at USC Marshall School of Business; Dheera Anand, senior manager of business consulting – supply chain and operations at Ernst and Young LLP; and Falan Yinug, director of economic strategy at Qualcomm. The panel is moderated by D. Daniel Sokol, professor at USC Gould School of Law and USC Marshall.

Who Will Benefit

– Those looking to understand how digital revolution is affecting the supply chain industry
– Supply chain and operations enthusiasts seeking deeper knowledge about what lies ahead for companies
– Students hoping to understand how data and artificial intelligence have helped alleviate supply chain woes

About Our Featured Faculty

D. Daniel Sokol is a professor of law and business at USC Gould School of Law. He focuses his teaching on complex business issues from early-stage startups to large, multinational businesses and the issues that businesses face: antitrust, data breaches, corporate governance, compliance, innovation, M&A, collusion, technological transformation and global business regulation. He is a member of the American Law Institute. He also serves as academic advisor to the United States Chamber of Commerce and as a non-governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. His work has appeared in a variety of journals: Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Michigan Law Review and Northwestern Law Review, among others. Prior to joining USC, Sokol taught at the University of Florida.  He also has taught, among other institutions, at the Catholic University of Chile, University of Melbourne, University of Haifa, University of Tokyo and Northwestern University.

Tathagata Dasgupta is chief data officer at Saatchi & Saatchi, where he leads data science operations and advanced analytics. Dasgupta’s past experience includes leadership roles at Amazon, McKinsey, EY and most recently Viacom. He has more than 20 years of experience in helping organizations with their strategy, operations and data analytics initiatives. He teaches business analytics and logistics courses at USC Marshall and has dual PhD titles in operations research and management science from Penn State University.