Date and Time

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
5:15 – 7:15 p.m. PST

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Members of supply chains face many conflicts between the efficient operation of the individual unit and the demands of membership in the supply chain. What is good for the Link isn’t always good for the Chain. This talk addresses the conflicts and suggests sharing both risks and profits as a breakthrough solution that integrates tactics (the method of operations of the link) with strategy (the method of operations of the chain). Please join us in a live webinar session with Dr. James Holt as he talks about the keys to success.

Dr. James R. Holt is a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management at Washington State University focusing on practical application of Organizational Behavior, Operations Research, Statistics, Engineering Economics, Simulation, Information Systems, Constraints Management to better organizations and complex systems. He was a Principal Consultant with Management Advisory Group, Inc. and a Certified Associate of the Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute. Prior to his consulting work, he was Department Head, Engineering and Environmental Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Dr. Holt retired from the Air Force with 20 years experience in engineering, computer and technology management. He has published many articles on supply chain management, project management, maintenance and artificial intelligence. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University, an MS in Facilities Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. specializing in Industrial Engineering / Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Dr. Holt has taught at the graduate level 30 years and has advised over 100 engineering student theses and dissertations on a wide variety of topics. He retired in 2015 and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia where he is still active with professional and community organizations. Dr. Holt is certified in the TOC Thinking Process, TOC Operations Management, TOC Project Management and TOC Holistic Strategy by the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO). He chaired the Board of Directors for TOCICO, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Eliyahu M. Goldratt Foundation, a philanthropic group for the development of new TOC knowledge. He is happily married to Suzanne for 44+ years; they have five children and twelve grandchildren.