2022 Division Chair's Conference Welcome Message
Greetings OSCM friends and colleagues! We are very much looking forward to this year’s hybrid conference with traditional programming in Seattle, Washington and virtual programming on AOM’s Annual Meeting Platform. The conference theme of “Creating a Better World Together” aligns well with our division, as research in operations and supply chain management increasingly addresses a variety of environmental and social issues as well as considers the needs of numerous organizational stakeholders. As you will see within this newsletter, we have an incredible program planned for our division.
In addition to our junior faculty and doctoral student consortium on Friday, we are proud to present three professional development workshops (PDWs) across Saturday and Sunday. These PDWs will address designing research around empirically grounded research questions, learning from radical innovations and extreme disruptions, and the role of faculty members in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). I would like to thank Veronica Villena (PDW Chair) along with John Aloysius and Maricela Arellano-Caro (Consortium Organizers) for their tremendous efforts in coordinating this portion of our program.
We are also indebted to our Program Chair, Kai Foerstl, who has organized an excellent scholarly program. Traditional scholarly sessions (in-person and virtual) are spread across Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Supply Chain Management will host special sessions on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Monday will be an action-packed day that includes three best paper sessions (Best Student Paper, OSCM Chan Hahn Best Paper, and ISM Best Supply Chain Paper) as well as our OSCM Plenary Session “Engaged OSCM Scholarship to Create a Better World Together”. Finally, don’t miss out on the numerous socializing and networking opportunities including the Sunday morning run, the OSCM New Member Café (Sunday), the DEI-themed Social Event (Sunday), and of course our marquee OSCM Division Social on Saturday evening. Additional program details can be found throughout this newsletter and in the online program schedule.
Please join the executive committee and me in welcoming Anand Nair of Michigan State University to the team. He will be the PDW chair for the 2023 conference in Boston and is embarking on the beginning of his five-year journey with the division. Welcome Anand!
Finally, I would like to say farewell and thanks to our past division chair, Rachna Shah. Besides fulfilling the regular expectations and responsibilities of her roles over the past five years, Rachna has drawn on her vast experience within the broader OSCM community to contribute innovative ideas that have helped push the division forward. Thank you, Rachna!
We look forward to seeing you all in Seattle, August 5-9, 2022, or virtually on the Annual Meeting Online Platform, August 4-10, 2022.
2022 Division Chair
People of the OSCM Division