31st Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

POMS 2021: Building a Sustainable, Responsible, and Resilient Global Future
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 00:00 to Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 18:52, Virtual

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is an international professional organization representing the interests of production and operations management (POM) professionals from around the world. The purposes of the Society are:

  • To extend and integrate knowledge that contributes to the improved understanding and practice of POM;
  • To disseminate information on POM to managers, scientists, educators, students, public and private organizations, national and local governments, and the general public; and
  • To promote the improvement of POM and its teaching in public and private manufacturing and service organizations throughout the world.

The society’s web page may be found at: http://www.poms.org/ The annual conference provides an opportunity for faculty, doctoral students and practitioners to share knowledge and insights through research presentations, tutorials, workshops and panel discussions. 

Bernd Hellingrath and Adam Widera from the C³M are chairing a mini-session within the "Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management" track. The session covers the topic of simulation-related research in the context of humanitarian logistics. Since the rise of research activities in the context of humanitarian logistics in the past two decades, a special emphasis has been placed on the design and application of simulation-based approaches. Those research activities cover a wide range of different simulation paradigms as well as a very diverse range of application cases. This session aims at providing a structured overview of the different approaches and to present and discuss selected simulation-based concepts to better understand and improve humanitarian logistics practices.