Global Business Professor’s latest audio interview, “Leveraging Global Supply Chains for Maximizing Shareholder Value,” features Sachin Modi, professor of supply chain management, at the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University.
In the 21-minute audio interview, Sachin discusses questions such as:
- Public corporations are responsible for maximizing shareholder value. How does a firm’s supply chain help them achieve that goal?
- With the importance of efficiency in delivering financial value, do you think that there is a dark side to a focus on efficiency?
- As supply chains become more global, what are some new opportunities that firms can leverage to improve their financial performance?
- What might be the hidden costs or challenges that globalization of supply chains brings? And how can managers deal with this?
- Being ethical and having sustainable operations/supply chain may also need added investments and expose a firm to more costs, do you think that shareholders value sustainable supply chains?
Modi is a professor of Supply Chain Management at the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. He teaches manufacturing operations and global supply chain management courses at the undergraduate and Master of Business Administration levels. Prior to joining Wayne State University, he held faculty positions at Iowa State University and the University of Toledo.
During his career, he also spent multiple years in supply chain consulting working at Kanbay Inc. (now a division of Capgemini) and i2 Technologies (now JDA Software Inc.). His academic research aims to investigate the financial value of supply chain resources/capabilities, supply management and sustainability/corporate social responsibility. His research publications have appeared in several leading supply chain management journals in the world, including the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Supply Chain Management and Journal of Business Ethics. He received his Ph.D. in Business with a dual major in operations management and decision sciences from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He also received his Masters of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. His bachelor’s in mechanical engineering came from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology at the University of Pune in India.