Results of XIV International Student Conference 'Actual Questions of Supply Chain Management and Logistics Development'
On May 14, the XIV International Student Conference 'Actual Questions of Supply Chain Management and Logistics Development' was held.
For the first time, the conference was held in an online format. About 170 students and specialists in the field of logistics, supply chain management and operations management took part in it, representing about 40 educational institutions in 30 cities of Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, China, Algeria, South Korea, Sweden, Finland, Kazakhstan.
Opening the conference, Chairman of the Programme Committee, Head of the Department of Operations Management and Logistics of HSE Graduate School of Business Sergey Kushch emphasized the importance of such events for the development of inter-university cooperation, stimulating students' interest in scientific work and shaping their research skills.
Watch the recording of Sergey Kushch's speech (RU):
The conference was held in four parallel sections: 'Supply Chains Digital Transformation', 'Innovative Technologies in Logistics', 'Transportation Service for Logistics and Supply Chains', and 'Manufacturing Systems and Operational Efficiency in Business’. The work of each section began with a presentation by leading teachers of HSE Department of Operations Management and Logistics and invited experts. The format of the open lecture was dedicated to the main research trends and key problems of logistics, supply chain management and operations management relevant to modern science, education and business.
In the sections students presented 40 reports on a variety of topics, which are fully focused on the demands of business for research content. Among the most popular topics of the presentations: problems, technologies and tools for integrated planning in the supply chains of Russian companies, developing tools for rapid diagnosis of processes in the supply chain, the transformation of logistics processes and business models under the influence of risk, particularly in the COVID-19 crisis, digital technologies in logistics and supply chain management and much more.
For the first time in the history of the conference, the programme included 'Master Classes', in which, the conference participants met with Vladislav Mandryka (Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dodo Pizza), Ravil Muratov (Technology Manager, ACCENTURE), Oleg Zupnik (Business Transformation Leader, Philips) and Roman Ivenin (Head of Marketplace Economy Management, Ozon) while the jury was summing up the results of the report competition.
Participants highly appraised the level of reports at the conference, its updated format and organization.
Polina Kharitonova, Moscow State University of Food Processing:
I express my gratitude for the organization of this event. It was the first time I participated in an online conference on this topic. It was interesting to listen to the reports of my colleagues. I would also like to mention the speakers at the master classes, whose work helped me to form new ways of further development and changed my attitude to many things. Everything was very organized, all the timings were observed, the programme committee always quickly answered questions and helped in the process. I wish further success to the team.
Andrey Ogurtsov, Higher School of Economics
The conference was very interesting for me because I have never participated in an event of this scale before. There were a lot of speakers from different cities of Russia, as well as from other countries. Especially I liked the master classes of the leading specialists in the field of logistics and supply chain management. It was great to hear so many different points of view and take part in discussions of different issues, all related to logistics in one way or another. So many new and useful things were said at the conference that one could even write a small book.
Tatiana Dudnik, Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev:
Thank you for giving young people the opportunity to show their research work. The conference, as always, is a source of new ideas and positive mood, an opportunity to meet colleagues, to confirm your scientific assumptions, a unique presentation of the work of logistics departments of universities in different countries. Thanks to Viktor Sergeyev, Valentina Dybskaya, Victoria Gerami, Vyacheslav Boltroukevich, Natalia Alyamovskaya, and Tamara Levina for interesting organization of the sections and active discussions.
Especially memorable were Matsuev Artemi and Gladkaya Daria with correlation and regression in the formation of balanced scorecards; Kalinina Elena and Romazanova Elena with marketplaces. The girls talked about the distribution of responsibility between counterparties in supply chains involving marketplaces. This is very close to the topic of determining the efficiency of logistics processes in a digital environment. And, of course, Andrey Vinogradov asked very interesting questions (it is obvious that he works in marketplace projects). I would also like to mention Sergey Tarasenko's speech on "The Digital Twin of Railway Logistics". Colleagues, thank you for what you are doing for the development of the profession. It was a pleasure to see you!