Distinguished Speaker Series: Navigating the Supply Chain Crisis


Start: November 29, 2021, 05:00 pm
End: November 29, 2021, 06:00 pm


Carey Online


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With the ongoing pandemic and approaching holiday shopping season, supply chain disruptions are transforming current business operations and consumer behaviors. Join the Carey Business School for an in-depth discussion of the supply chain challenges facing the global economy with Tinglong Dai, professor of operations management and business analytics at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School; Dionna Dunbar-Daniel, president and CEO of Pinpoint Logistics, a logistics company specializing in last-mile e-commerce logistics and delivery for Amazon in Atlanta, GA; and Brant Matthews, vice president of global strategic procurement at McCormick. Dean Alex Triantis will moderate the discussion.


Tinglong Dai

Tinglong Dai is a Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, with joint faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Institute for Data-Intensive Engineering and Science. He is on the core faculty and leadership team of the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative. He joined Carey in 2013 after receiving a Ph.D. in Operations Management/Robotics from Carnegie Mellon. His research interests span across healthcare, marketing-operations interfaces, and human-AI interaction. Professor Dai has been quoted hundreds of times in the media, including Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNN, Fortune, New York Times, NPR, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and has appeared in national and international TV such as CNBC, PBS NewsHour, and Sky News. In addition to his Ph.D., Tinglong also holds an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.Phil in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Dionna Dunbar-Daniel

Dionna Dunbar-Daniel is President & CEO of Pinpoint Logistics, a cross-functional third-party logistics company focusing on last-mile delivery for e-commerce and Amazon Logistics across various markets in the Atlanta area. Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, Dionna led the $3B retail Innovation & Commercialization Team for the Tea Beverage Portfolio at The Coca-Cola Company for seven years. In her early career, Dionna held various positions at General Electric (GE) in Supplier Quality, Procurement, Supply Chain, Operations, Manufacturing, Service Repair Deals, and Production Management for eight years. Dionna holds an MS in Finance from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clark Atlanta University, and a BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

Brant Matthews

Brant Matthews is Vice President of Global Strategic Procurement at McCormick. He is responsible for maximizing value for McCormick through the creation and implementation of enterprise-wide procurement strategies and programs. His global team is responsible for driving McCormick’s strategic growth agenda, optimizing and protecting the external supply chain, ensuring a sustainable and continuous supply of materials, and leveraging external capabilities. Brant is also the enterprise leader of the Technically Advantaged Supply Chain Program. Before joining McCormick, Brant had a 20+ year career with Johnson & Johnson, which included manufacturing, quality assurance, external manufacturing, and procurement positions. Brant holds a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. He also holds CPSM and CPIM certifications.


Dean Alex Triantis