The Geopolitics of Building Resilient Supply Chains
May 31, 2022
Kostas Bimpikis, Associate Prof. at Stanford GSB
The Geopolitics of Building Resilient Supply Chains

Kostas Bimpikis, Associate Prof. Operations, Information and Technology, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

Date: May 31st, 2022

Time: Noon to 1:30

Location: Shir Hadash Synagogue - 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos 

Summary: Recent supply chain shortages revealed how interconnected and fragile global supply chains are. We first explore the main reasons behind the emergence and ubiquity of intertwined supply chains. Then, we discuss the geopolitical risks associated with globalized trade and the recent efforts to build resilience through reshoring of key manufacturing activities.

Kostas Bimpikis is an Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received his PhD in Operations Research at MIT. Before MIT, Kostas completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at his native Greece. Along with teaching at Stanford, Kostas works on a part-time basis at Amazon helping them on challenges arising in last-mile operations.