NSU’s ET Dept. will host risk management workshop

Northwestern State University’s Department of Engineering Technology will host a virtual workshop on risk mitigation beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28. The workshop is scheduled as a 90-minute WebEx event with 60 minutes of presentations and 30 minutes for questions and open discussion. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

“As our supply chains are slowly reopening from COVID-19, now’s the time prepare for the next business disruption,” said Dr. Jafar Al-Sharab, head of NSU’s ET Department. “In this workshop, we’ll discuss preparing to mitigate the effects of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity). The workshop will cover assessing the risks to your business, the creation of risk mitigation countermeasures and the creation of a business continuity plan/roadmap.”

Topics will include VUCA and its affects, risk-assessment methodologies, supply- and inventory-management countermeasure strategies and operational productivity.

Guest speaker will be Raymond Kelly, a Global Operational Excellence Leader with over 40 years’ experience in manufacturing and supply-chain operations as an industrial- and consulting-practitioner with a career spanning 20+ countries and a diversified array of industries. Kelly recently joined the NSU team as an adjunct professor and advisor to IET. He has authored two books on relevant subject matter, “Optimizing Your Supply Chain Performance – How to Assess and Improve Your Company’s Strategy and Execution Capabilities” and “The Myths and Truths of Lean Transformations – How to Successfully Make the Transition from Theory to Effective Deployment.”

This will be the first in series of free workshops to support the industries in Louisiana and beyond, Al-Sharab said.

To register contact Al-Sharab atjafar@nsula.edu.