Welcome Plenary by Hau Lee

by Erica Klampfl on October 11th, 2009

It is very fitting that Hau Lee opened the conference with a plenary talk on “Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains” with the INFORMS conference ”going green” this year.  Professor Lee focused on three main topics involving logistics applications:  trade, disaster relief, and healthcare.  On trade, he proposed how to improve logistics in emerging markets.  For disaster relief, he discussed prepositioning of warehouses and the problems of demand estimation.  Regarding healthcare, he discussed how logistics is key in delivering medicine and giving citizen’s proper care in places such as Africa.  If you missed his talk, see page 24 in the program for more details.

While I did get the printed out program (yes, I still like to flip through actual pages), I appreciate our OR community’s focus on applying our expertise to solve social and environmental problems and specifically Professor Lee and his colleagues’ contributions.

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