COB-Impact of Covid on Supply Chain

Disruptions & Supply Chains: The Case of COVID-19

Wednesday, November, 11


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As part of our educational and advocacy mission, the College of Business is organizing a Webinar discussing the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains, as part of our Thought Leadership Series on global issues affecting businesses. Topics that will be presented are:

  • The Resiliency of Your Supply Chain Strategy: How Well Do You Understand Your Exposure, Vulnerabilities and Potential Losses?
    • Presented by Bora Sar, VP Operations, GC America Inc. 
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Logistics and Manufacturing Supply Chains
    • Presented by Phil Resendez, VP, Midwest Region, XPO Logistics  
  • Beyond COVID-19: Best Practices for Agile Supply Chain Reboot
    • Presented by Paul Bingham, Director, IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk/Transportation Consulting 
Sponsored by Governors State University, College of Business, IU-CIBER, and SCICBI.

For more information, please contact Dr. Olu Ijose at


Bora Sar

Bora Sar
VP of Operations, GC America, Inc.

Bora has held various positions in supply chain management and manufacturing operations throughout his career. His current role is with GC America as VP of Operations and IT, which has global supply chain responsibilities. Previously, he was with Danaher Corporation, where he most recently served as Plant Manager, bringing Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Kaizen tools to drive continuous improvement across a significant and highly diversified global manufacturing and operations platform. He brings deep experience in strategic functions spanning forecasting, inventory planning, process redesign, project management and cost reduction and avoidance. Prior to that, Bora worked as Operations Manager for Hexcel Corp. and as Regional Plant Manager for Valassis Inc. Earlier, he worked as Production Manager for Milgard Windows and as Production Manager for Saint Gobain Containers.

Bora holds a Master of Science in Management (MBA) from Colorado University in Colorado Springs, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla. He holds Certifications from the Shinsitsu School (2014), SW Black Belt (2013), Six Sigma – Green Belt (2010) and in both Change Management and Project Management (2010), among others.

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Paul Bingham

Paul Bingham
Director, IHS Markit Economics and Co.

Paul Bingham is Director, Transportation Consulting for the Economics and Country Risk division of data and analytics firm IHS Markit.

He has over 30 years of experience in transportation and global supply chain consulting, covering all modes of transportation. Paul leads business advisory services project teams for clients analyzing and forecasting freight transportation demand, international trade and supply chain risk.

Paul has served as an appointed member of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness since 2015, a group which provides industry advice to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation on policies affecting supply chains in the U.S. Paul is former Chair and current Emeritus Member of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) Freight Systems Group and a member of the TRB Committee on Freight Transportation Economics and Regulation and the TRB Committee on Agriculture and Food Transportation. He is a member of CSCMP and a former National Council Member of the Transportation Research Forum.

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Phil Reseendiz

Phil Resendiz
VP, Midwest Region, XPO Logistics


 Phil Resendiz is Regional Vice President of Less-than-truckload Operations at XPO Logistics, where he leads a team of more than 7,400 employees in 94 locations across 14 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces.

Phil’s career spans 25 years in the transportation and logistics industry in leadership roles focused on strategic planning, safety, staffing, network optimization, and cost reduction, as well as championing initiatives to support veterans and diversity and inclusion.

Prior to joining the XPO team, Phil served as Managing Director – Operations at FedEx Freight, where he also chaired veteran recruiting initiatives and held a leadership position on the corporate Inclusion & Diversity council.

Phil holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and is an MBA candidate at Gies College of Business – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is also a past member of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Freight Committee and a veteran of the U.S. Army.