Featuring Willy Shih

Robert & Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice
Harvard Business School

How can we use some first principles and a little common sense to better understand the mess that global supply chains are in?  What are possible mitigation strategies and how can manufacturers be more resilient?

Willy Shih

The Geelong Manufacturing Council is proud to host global expert, Harvard Professor Willy Shih, as the first in a new supply chain discussion series for members-only on July 13 at 7.30 a.m (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

This is an online event  (the presentation will not be recorded)

Supply chain shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerabilities of manufacturers everywhere.  The impact is reverberating as inflationary pressures for economies across the world.

Harvard Professor Willy Shih is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration.  His expertise is in manufacturing and product development, and he has written or co-authored numerous cases and teaching materials in industries ranging from semiconductors, information technology, consumer electronics, aerospace, transportation equipment, manufacturing processes and tools, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining Harvard Business School in 2007, Willy spent 28 years in industry at IBM, Digital Equipment, Silicon Graphics, Eastman Kodak, and Thomson SA.  He worked in product development and manufacturing in a wide range of areas including computer systems, scientific instruments, semiconductors, digital cameras, optical discs and software systems.  He has led the building of billion dollar revenue businesses.

Willy is on the Board of Directors of FLEX Inc., a large provider of design, manufacturing and supply chain services.  He is also on the Board of Directors of VEO Robotics, a firm that brings advanced computer vision, 3D sensing, and AI to industrial robots, enabling them to work collaboratively. He has two S.B. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.