The FAU Supply Chain Management Professional Speaker Series is designed to provide a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as a robust discussion on critical and emerging topics on supply chain management coupled with inspirational leadership insights and best practices. These exciting events give the speakers the opportunity to present a brief overview of their specific professional experiences, followed by a discussion of key issues facing their industries in the current business and economic climate.

Each speaker series event generally consists of a moderated panel discussion led by our expert faculty, presentations and seminar-like interaction with supply chain management executives focusing on stimulating discussions on best practices and navigating a continually changing climate. This series is open to all members of the local business community, and is highly encouraged for the FAU Supply Chain Management students as part of their curriculum.

Spring 2024



Navigating the 'Dark Web' of Cyber Risk:
Cyber Security & Supply Chain Management

Thursday, April 11th, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Global supply chains are more expansive than ever before and with this proliferation comes increased threats to intellectual property, product authenticity, and information security. Firms are interconnected with enterprise resource planning systems, transportation management systems, payment processing systems, and other digital assets and technologies.



Fall 2023



Mission Critical Supply Chains:
Safeguarding National Security with Supply Chain Strategy

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

A special event sponsored by FAU Executive Education and the Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management program featuring a discussion between Jason Kra, Ph.D. (President of Li & Fung), Akhil Agrawal (Managing Partner of Litera Capital), and Bob Buehler (CEO of LifeSync), moderated by Steven Carnovale, Ph.D. (Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of the Masters in Supply Chain Management program, FAU College of Business).



Spring 2023



Global Trade in a Complex Geopolitical Landscape:
Navigating a Dynamic World

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

Supply chains are the engines of the global economy. Yet, daily, there are reports of political tensions escalating, balances of power shifting, and other difficulties that make the free flow of goods more and more challenging. Countries are engaging in trade wars whose continually escalating tactics cause price hikes and material shortages that force supply chains to operate under duress. These challenges threaten prosperity and freedom, often in the areas where it is least available. Furthermore, these issues are exacerbated given the stress that COVID-19 placed on the world’s supply chains. So, how can firms remain competitive and navigate this dynamic and challenging environment?