For most people, “supply chain” might be a phrase they hadn’t paid much attention to until the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to the news frequently. But supply chains are an area of expertise for Greg DeCroix, Grainger Professor in Supply Chain Management at the Wisconsin School of Business, and recently he shared his insights with an alumni audience through the UW Now Livestream presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association.
“Whether it’s personal protective equipment, testing supplies, or food, a lot of our supply chains have really been struggling over the last couple of months,” DeCroix says.
DeCroix was part of a trio of campus experts who joined in a virtual conversation about the complexities of the American food system in the wake of the pandemic. DeCroix was joined by associate professors Jeff Sindelar and Heather White of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Michelle Miller, associate director at the UW’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. The faculty members also took questions from the alumni audience.
Mike Knetter, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) and former WSB dean, served as moderator and host during the live YouTube broadcast.