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Justin Goldston, PhD

Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management at Penn State University

Monrovia, United States

Dr. Justin Goldston is a Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management at Penn State University where his research is focused on blending the practices of supply chain management, emerging technologies, and sustainability to create positive global change. Dr. Goldston is a research facility affiliate for the Center for the Business of Sustainability at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State, as well as an active contributing faculty member to The Sustainability Institute at Penn State. Outside of the institution, Goldston is an Executive on the International Supply Chain Education Alliance's (ISCEA’s) International Standards Board (IISB), and works with The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), a National Institute sponsored by The United States Department of Energy (DOE).

Dr. Goldston has over 20 years of experience working with organizations around the world such as Intel, Siemens, and Blue Buffalo on business performance improvement, organizational change, and enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives. Goldston has also led and assisted in the development of Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and Business Analytics programs and courses at Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, Rasmussen University, Davenport University, and North Carolina Wesleyan College, and has evaluated doctoral programs for the Department of Higher Education. Goldston serves on the Management Advisory Board at various higher education institutions, is the author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles on supply chain management, sustainability, and innovative technologies, of Critical Success Factors in ERP Implementations, and is a five-time TEDx speaker where he discussed emerging technologies such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Monrovia, MD
Speaking Topics: Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, CSR, ERP, Organizational Change, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Social Responsibility

Speaking Fee $5,000

Justin Goldston, PhDPoints
Academic415
Author132
Influencer20
Speaker58
Entrepreneur0
Total625

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Company Information

Company Type: Company

Areas of Expertise

AI 32.87
Analytics 37.85
Blockchain 35.30
Change Management 32.66
CSR 100
Digital Transformation 35.97
Diversity and Inclusion 70.37
Emerging Technology 33.76
ERP 58.60
Innovation 30.13
IoT
Leadership 30.93
Supply Chain 70.50
Sustainability 100
Risk Management 30.16
Management 33.35
Big Data 33.33
Design Thinking 30.10
Future of Work 30.29

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Healthcare
Higher Education & Research
Industrial Machinery & Components
Manufacturing
Professional Services
Wholesale Distribution

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Publications

2 Academic Fellow / Scholars
The Smeal College of Business Center for the Business of Sustainability Faculty Research Affiliate
Penn State University
November 13, 2020

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

The Sustainability Institute Faculty Affiliate
Penn State University
October 16, 2020

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

7 Adjunct Professors
MGMT6310 - Supply Chain Management
Cedarville University
March 05, 2020

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

SCM 370 - Managerial Decision Making
Bloomsburg University
November 12, 2019

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

MPSC500 - Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chain Management
Georgetown University
November 02, 2019

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

GRAD699 - Graduate Thesis
Harrisburg University
October 20, 2019

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

BA5204 - Data Analytics for Management
Texas A&M International University
July 20, 2019

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

MBA6030 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Aurora University
November 24, 2018

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Management

BUS451 - Supply Chain Management
North Carolina Wesleyan College
October 10, 2018

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

4 Article/Blogs
Private Equity and Transformational Leadership
Nestell and Associates
November 24, 2020
Private Equity firms don’t invest resources into an organization to remain static and stagnant. Organizational leaders of these firms understand that learning and creative and innovative thinking is required to stay competitive. Transformational leadership is key.

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Tags: ERP, Leadership, Sustainability

ERP Organizational Change Success: Address The Real Issues
Nestell and Associates
October 08, 2020
Effective gap analysis is crucial to successful ERP organizational change. ERP organizational change is often impacted by inherent influences that may directly and significantly determine the outcome of the organizational change endeavor. Moreover, there may exist influences that are misunderstood, unacknowledged, or perceived incorrectly. Throughout the entire ERP organizational change endeavor, sound research suggests that it is critical to address the real and root of issues and not to be misguided by inaccurately perceived influences that may prohibit or prevent success. To do that, sometimes you must scratch below the surface. ERP organizational change success requires that an organization addresses the real influences that may have a significant impact on success versus the potential inaccurate interpretation of influences. Therefore, an organizational objective should be to 1) be cognizant and reflective of perceived influences and 2) have an approach founded in principle that helps guide gap analysis and is able to root out the real influences that may be prohibiting successful transformation.

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Tags: Change Management, Emerging Technology, ERP

Nestell & Associates would like to welcome our friend and colleague to our team, Dr. Justin Goldston.
Nestell and Associates
June 23, 2020
We are excited for the expertise, passion, and dedication to our trade that Dr. Goldston will bring to our team. As an experienced ERP organizational change practitioner as well as researcher, Dr. Goldston will bring further client value to our #ResearchBasedERPpractice approach to our trade. We value an ERP organizational change approach founded not only in our own anecdotal experience as practitioners but also through evaluated learning as well as through ERP organizational change research. Dr. Goldston’s dedication will be invaluable in the pursuit of that mission.

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Tags: ERP, Sustainability, Leadership

Four lessons to consider for change management and ERP
Plant Engineering
October 25, 2018
Change management is not a phase; it must be woven into the fabric of evaluation, selection, and implementation methodologies. Four lessons and additional best practices for enterprise resource planning (ERP) are highlighted.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, ERP

1 Book
Critical Success Factors in Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation in U. S. Manufacturing
Amazon Digital Services LLC
March 12, 2019
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations can be costly for any company. While there are advantages to size and funding in larger businesses (500+ employees), there are critical success factors of the ERP process that small- to mid-size manufacturing (or other types of business organizations) can use to increase their rate of success for ERP. This must-buy book outlines research that targeted specific factors that increase any ERP implementation's success.

Critical success factors were identified, and ranked, by 50+ subject matter expert consultants in the ERP field in this study. These SMEs, all with more than five years of experience in implementing ERPs for manufacturers, provided a consensus for best-practices factors vital for consideration for the ERP implementation, before, during, and after the exercise. Critical factors (failure and success) are highlighted for the planning, process, and follow-up, with positive internal and external results from the executive (top-down) buy-in to the communications and transparency of the process to middle management and line employee stakeholders.

The vital points in the conclusion offer guidance to organizations, as well as ERP consultants, that are considering ERP implementation, even if the entity is not in the manufacturing industry. If you or your company is seriously considering an ERP project, this book is a required reading for industry intelligence and analytic insight.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Supply Chain

2 Book Chapters
Industrial Automation Unit 1 – Introduction to Production Systems
IUBH University of Applied Sciences - Bad Honnef
July 12, 2020
Production systems can be described as discrete event systems where the occurrence of events characterizes the evolution. In the era of Industry 4.0 and highly-flexible manufacturing, there is the need to provide adequate means for the modeling, analysis, design, and control of flexible production environments.

This text introduces several modeling approaches for the mathematical description of discrete event systems, such as Automata, Petri Nets, and Markov processes. Each approach is presented in both theory and practice, with examples taken from the industry. The techniques are grouped into logic—where only the logical sequence of events determines the evolution—and time, where the schedule of the events also play an important role. Although simple discrete event systems can be analyzed mathematically, complex systems need the support of computer simulation. The main issues concerning the simulation of discrete event systems are addressed.

The final part of the literature introduces the concept of supervisory control, which aims at changing the properties of a given system to improve specified behaviors and fulfill defined design specifications. Supervisory control is addressed both from the theoretical and practical sides, describing how it can be implemented in a modern industrial environment.

The text wraps up with outlining applications for modeling and design approaches in the modeling and analysis of an industrial production unit. Additional topics will include fault-diagnosis, decentralized and distributed supervision, optimization, and adaptive supervision provide a contingent connection between classical industrial automation and the recent, big data-driven, flexible, Industry 4.0 advanced industrial automation.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Mitigating Implementation Risk in Small and Medium Enterprises
IGI Global
June 20, 2019
The application of sustainability practices at the system level begins with the supply chain. In the business realm, incorporating such practices allows organizations to redesign their operations more effectively. Emerging Applications in Supply Chains for Sustainable Business Development is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the models, strategies, and analyses that are essential for developing and managing a sustainable supply chain. While highlighting topics such as agile manufacturing and the world food crisis, this publication is ideally designed for business managers, academicians, business practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students seeking current research on sustainable supply chain management.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Supply Chain

1 Conference Publication
Mitigation Strategies for ERP Implementations in Higher Education
Ellucian
November 19, 2020
Dr. Justin Goldston is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Project and Supply Chain Management at Penn State University. Dr. Justin Goldston is a leading expert on emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and blockchain and their inclusion in industry and academia. After sharing his knowledge on the TEDx stage five times in 2019, Goldston worked with organizations in the manufacturing and healthcare industries implement these innovative technologies to create a competitive advantage. After transitioning into higher education in a full-time capacity, Goldston identified a gap with higher education institutions and innovative technologies. In what he identifies as ‘The Digital Great Race’, providers of enterprise applications integrated Artificial Intelligence into their solutions to create the next level of competitive advantages.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, ERP

4 Coursewares
ISCEA Announces "Certified Sustainable Supply Chain Professional"
Supply and Demand Chain Executive
November 12, 2020
Justin Goldson, PhD, an expert in sustainable supply chain from Pennsylvania State University, committed to authoring the CSSCP in a way that allows the course to be applicable to all global industries: transportation, agriculture, fashion, energy, etc. CSSCP will enable companies to train employees on ways to add sustainable practices to existing supply chain or how to rebuild supply chain with sustainability in mind at a time where global pandemic has called for major shifts in all industries.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

MGMT747 - Sustainable Business Strategies
Davenport University
August 05, 2020

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Georgetown University MPSC500 - Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chain Management
Georgetown University
June 12, 2020
This course introduces you to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from a supply chain management
perspective and covers practical, real-world topics such as sourcing sustainable products from vendors,
measuring and reporting environmental impacts, ethical sourcing, safety and quality assurance, diverse
suppliers, human rights in the supply chain, and implementing a supplier code of conduct. The course will cover global views on CSR including the Global Reporting Initiative. Additionally, this course discusses
ethical considerations encountered in supply chain management.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

MGMT757 - Operations and Supply Chain Management
Davenport University
June 08, 2020

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Tags: Emerging Technology, ERP, Supply Chain

2 Executive Directors
Director and Organizer of TEDxPSUWilkesBarre
TED Conferences
March 27, 2021

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Supply Chain, Sustainability

International Standards Board Executive
International Supply Chain Education Alliance
October 03, 2020

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

6 Journal Publications
Pandemically Speaking: Sustaining Corporate Social Responsibility During Times of Uncertainty
International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET)
June 19, 2020
In a pre-COVID-19 world, corporate social responsibility (CSR) transformed how organizations reported
on ethical and responsible behavior to enhance their reputation and public perception. With COVID-19 quickly
spreading around the world, shrinking supply chains, and limiting resources, leaders were faced with the challenge to transition workers to new environments and become agile in addressing customer demands. Entering into an unknown world, leaders took unofficial steps toward CSR practices that could lead to a strategic competitive advantage. As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders of organizations should reflect on the positive approaches that emerged. Just as how leaders experienced the benefits of a remote workforce resulting in increased efficiencies due to reduced commuting times with social distancing and shelterin-place mandates, the increased focus on the organization’s true capital - its human capital - may lead to a more sustainable world.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

The Evolution of ERP Systems: A Literature Review
International Journal of Research Publications
April 30, 2020
Enterprise applications are complex architectures that assist leaders of organizations to make tactical and
strategic business decisions. Many of the studies in the literature review investigated the history of ERP systems, the future of enterprise applications, implementation success, ERP implementations in small and
medium environments, and managerial approaches during times of organizational change. The purpose of this literature review was to analyze and synthesize previous studies as they pertain to enterprise applications.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, ERP

The Evolution of Digital Transformations: A Literature Review
International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology
April 23, 2020
Enterprise applications are complex architectures that assist leaders of organizations to make tactical and strategic business decisions. Many of the studies in the literature review investigated the history of ERP systems, the future of enterprise applications, implementation success, ERP implementations in small and medium environments, and managerial approaches during times of organizational change. The purpose of this literature review was to analyze and synthesize previous studies as they pertain to enterprise applications.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Supply Chain

A Qualitative Study of Risk Mitigation in Enterprise Resource Planning Implementations
A Qualitative Study of Risk Mitigation in Enterprise Resource Planning Implementations
December 12, 2019
Due to a large number of failed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations in
recent years, these projects are considered a risky endeavor for organizations of all sizes. Given
the fact that the majority of research regarding these Critical Failure Factors has been conducted
based on large enterprises, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) may be unable to implement
the mitigation strategies suggested in these studies. To examine this topic, a qualitative study was
conducted with seven SMEs and one large enterprise in various phases of an ERP
implementation. In analyzing the data, the results revealed that communication, collaboration,
and visibility among all stakeholders within an ERP implementation led to the mitigation of the
risks identified in previous projects. Because SMEs make up 99.7% of the employer firms in the
United States, it was important to gain an understanding of this population, given their constraints
and limited research compared to larger enterprises.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, ERP

Leadership Approaches During Digital Transformations in Small and Medium Enterprises
IEEE-SEM
December 10, 2019
Organizational leaders have increasingly turned to enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, also known as decision-support systems, to make their firms’ operational, tactical, and strategic processes more efficient and effective in the changing global marketplace. High failure rates in ERP systems implementations make these projects risky, however. Most prior research on critical success factors for conventional ERP implementation has been on large enterprises, resulting in a gap in knowledge on these factors in the small and medium enterprises that constitute the majority of U.S. employer firms. A qualitative modified Delphi study with an expert panel of U.S. manufacturing consultants and three iterative rounds of data collection and analysis revealed consensus on 8 critical success factors in ERP implementations, with the highest agreement on top management support and commitment, enterprise resource planning fit with the organization, quality management, and a small internal team of the best employees. In addition to furthering knowledge in the fields of leadership and enterprise applications, the study expands enterprise resource planning experts’ and scholars’ understanding of
strategies to improve project success and the triple bottom line for any size enterprise in the manufacturing industry. Practitioners in the ERP industry can also apply approaches outlined during ERP implementations to mitigate risk during these engagements. Implications for positive social change include additional job opportunities and higher wages through increased efficiencies in ERP applications.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Leadership

Critical Success Factors in Small and Medium Enterprise ERP Implementations
International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research
December 03, 2019
Organizational leaders have increasingly turned to enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, also known as decision-support systems, to make their firms' operational, tactical, and strategic processes more efficient and effective in the changing global marketplace. High failure rates in ERP systems implementations make these projects risky, however. Most prior research on critical success factors for conventional ERP implementation has been on large enterprises, resulting in a gap in knowledge on these factors in the small and medium enterprises that constitute the majority of U.S. employer firms. A qualitative modified Delphi study with an expert panel of U.S. manufacturing consultants and three iterative rounds of data collection and analysis revealed consensus on 8 critical success factors in ERP implementations, with the highest agreement on top management support and commitment, enterprise resource planning fit with the organization, quality management, and a small internal team of the best employees. In addition to furthering knowledge in the fields of leadership and enterprise applications, the study expands enterprise resource planning experts' and scholars' understanding of strategies to improve project success and the triple bottom line for any size enterprise in the manufacturing industry. Practitioners in the ERP industry can also apply approaches outlined during ERP implementations to mitigate risk during these engagements. Implications for positive social change include additional job opportunities and higher wages through increased efficiencies in ERP applications.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, ERP

2 Keynotes
Creating Sustainable Supply Chains with Blockchain
South African Production and Inventory Control Society
November 23, 2020
Known as the trust machine, organizations in both the public and private sectors around the world are assessing the use of blockchain to increase transparency and collaboration throughout their business partner networks. As stories of greenwashing continue to emerge within the supply chain space, blockchain could be a potential solution to provide visibility to the life cycle of products. In this discussion, the presentation will begin with the current state of how blockchain is currently used within the supply chain industry to track and trace products. The presentation will conclude with a look into future state use cases to hopefully shift the conventional Cradle to Grave (CTG) mindset of tracking products to a Cradle to Cradle (CTC) mindset to tracking for a more sustainable supply chain network.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Leadership
B2G Consulting
August 22, 2020
As the pandemic of 2020 created a shift of operational objectives for organizations in the short term, this event also uncovered strategies to mitigate risks for future supply chain disruptions. With supply chain leaders forced to pivot to an agile mindset, organizations had to initiate, plan, and execute business transformation strategies in a matter of weeks. Given the number of innovative approaches that emerged from this unprecedented event, leaders from around the world should collaborate to share their experiences to further contribute to the supply chain body of knowledge. To begin the conversation, using a recently-published academic journal article as the foundation, Dr. Justin Goldston will discuss the positive outcomes of the pandemic of 2020 including:

- How the pandemic increased the commitment to corporate social responsibility practices
- How a remote workforce can increase collaboration and innovation throughout an organization’s supply chain network
- How the pandemic introduced uncertainty management plans into an organization’s supply chain strategy
- How the pandemic contributed to global diversity and inclusion

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Tags: CSR, Diversity and Inclusion, Supply Chain

6 Media Interviews
Social Responsibility, Linked In, & Personal Branding w/ Dr. Justin Goldston
Nick Bogacz
January 11, 2021
With markets and overall business climate continuing to shift and evolve, the importance of social responsibility cannot be overlooked. Many companies are beginning to evaluate how they’re presenting themselves to the world and finding ways to better connect with their target customers. Without question, you’ll need to integrate these types of practices into your company culture if you hope to stay ahead of the curve, too.

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, CSR

Is Sustainability part of your business plan?
LinkedIn
January 09, 2021
Is Sustainability part of your business plan?

This week on the Winning Tactics Podcast we get real about what sustainability in business is and why it matters to you.

Join us as we talk to Justin Goldston, PhD Goldston about why you need to think about sustainability.

We will be live at 5:30 PM EST on January 12th. Join us for the live show on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitch!

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Tags: Sustainability, Management, Diversity and Inclusion

ERP Organizational Change Success Factors
Nestell & Associates
January 08, 2021
While applied research is critical to any field, in the ERP organizational change field, there is a gap between research and practice. While Dr. Goldston is incredibly knowledgeable in supply chain and emerging technologies as well, today we would like to discuss his research and book “Critical Success Factors in Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation in US Manufacturing”.

We will discuss ERP, its value to organizations, and the challenges of successful ERP assimilation. We will examine Dr. Goldston’s work further and explore the “level of consensus among ERP manufacturing consultants as to the desirability and feasibility of critical success factors for ERP implementations”. In his work, informed by literature review, he examined 22 specific critical success factors. We will further discuss these success factors for our listeners. Dr. Goldston will describe the top four success factors based on his work.

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Tags: Sustainability, Management, Leadership

Win the Minute, Win the Day with Ted Clouser and Justin Goldston PhD.
PCA Technology Solutions
November 24, 2020
Ted Clouser of PCA Technology Solutions interviews Justin Goldston Ph.D. to find how he wins the day, every day. Goldston is a professor at Penn State University, an expert in blockchain technology, author, TEDx speaker, and family man. He discusses how he plans to leave a legacy behind by making the world a better place for his young daughter, how supply lines have changed since the onset of COVID-19, and much more.

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain, Sustainability

10 Reasons Sustainability Needs To Be Part Of Your Digital Transformation Strategy
Forbes
November 08, 2020
The pandemic is uncovering gaps and weaknesses in supply chains that require organizations to digitally transform themselves quickly starting with sustainability.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Supply Chain Management: Making a Difference with Georgetown
Georgetown University
July 12, 2020
In the last few months we have experienced the largest supply chain disruption in history, causing an increase in the need for supply chain professionals.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

5 Panels
IntraLogistics Panel Discussion
Global Supply Chain Council (GSCC)
November 26, 2020
IntraLogistics Asia-Pacific

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Rethinking Your Supply Chain
South African Production and Inventory Control Society
November 24, 2020
2020 SAPICS Annual Conference

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Risk Management
Bloomsburg University
November 04, 2020
2020 Bloomsburg University ZIPD Conference

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Tags: Change Management, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Supply Chains: Shorter and More Regional
Bloomsburg University
November 04, 2020
2020 Bloomsburg University ZIPD Conference

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Tags: CSR, Diversity and Inclusion, Supply Chain

The Future Is Now: Drones & 3D Cameras Panel Discussion
Bloomsburg University
November 04, 2020
2020 Bloomsburg University ZIPD Conference

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Tags: AI, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

8 Podcasts
How To Be Sustainable In Your Business" Expert Advice For Entrepreneurs w/Justin Goldston
The Inventive Journey Podcast
November 19, 2020
Sustainability is no longer as nice to deal with. It's transforming industry. People are making their buying decisions based on those practices and it leads to a competitive advantage.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

BlockChain and Me
Unfettered Podcast
October 31, 2020
Adebayo talks to blockchain expert Professor Dr. Justin Goldston. How the blockchain will change the way we live and do business.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

How Do SMBs Digitize Logistics Today?
Zeus Logics
October 30, 2020
From Amazon's growing logistics business to Maersk's integration of 4PL leader Damco, logistics is undergoing massive consolidation and integration. Zeus Logic's CEO Christopher Wall, and Penn State Professor Justin Goldston, PhD, rethink how digitally savvy SMBs can keep up with their much larger competitors.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Will Blockchain Profoundly Reshape Supply Chains?
Zeus Logics
October 20, 2020
Dr. Justin Goldston, Penn State Professor and passionate advocate of blockchain, joins Zeus Logic's CEO Christopher Wall to rethink how blockchain is going to transform logistics—intelligent contracting, increasingly connected systems, seamless customs clearance, enforcement of sustainability practices, and more.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Post pandemic supply chains for student and practitioner - a chat with Penn State's Prof Justin Goldston
The Digital Supply Chain podcast
August 31, 2020
We had a great chat about how supply chains are responding to the disruption, how students and supply chain professionals need to upskill, and what the silver linings of the pandemic are.

This was also a very timely conversation, as we are heading into the start of a new semester in colleges, and as I received a lovely message from an Instagram user called Chai, which I read out at the start of the podcast.

I really enjoyed putting this podcast together, I hope you enjoy listening to it. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).

To learn more about how supply chain leaders improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, download the research study of 1,000 COO’s and Chief Supply Chain Officers – “Surviving and Thriving How Supply Chain Leaders minimize risk and maximize opportunities”

And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks.

And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

How the blockchain is disrupting the supply chain industries
Bicara Supply Chain
August 25, 2020
Justin Goldston, PhD is a Professor in project and supply chain management at Penn State University. He obtained the Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Leadership & organizational change) from Walden University. His specialization focuses on Supply chain management, Agile project management, ERP and Blockchain implementation. With his love for technology and his passion to make a positive impact on social change, Dr. Goldston has made it his mission to bring technological knowledge and capabilities to the people. He is also a member of The Blockchain Council, The World Blockchain Association, and The Government Blockchain Association.

In today's episode, you'll learn:

How does the blockchain disrupt supply chain businesses?
What are the technology & capabilities required for taking a benefit from a blockchain?
In the recent eras where the supply chain faces complex challenges, what are to be a key priority when implementing a blockchain?
A few examples from a real-cases study where a company/organization has successfully led a project in the implementation of blockchain and then gain a competitive benefit).

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Supply Chains are Everywhere
Supply and Demand Chain Executive
August 20, 2020
Justin Goldston sits down with Mackenna Moralez to discuss how supply chains are in every industry and how they are expected to change as more companies move to implement more emerging technologies within their functions.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Exploring Discrimination, Bias, and the Opportunity for Diversity & Inclusion in Supply Chains & Academia w/ Dr. Justin Goldston
Supply Chain Revolution
August 10, 2020
Why does Diversity and inclusion matter? What impact does the Black Lives Matter movement have on/in the workplace? How does one navigate discrimination and is there more awareness in corporate America around racism and breaking systemic barriers, including how to engage HBCUs and communities who have talent, but may lack access? How do we make diversity and inclusion REAL? Is it just lip service and social washing? These are questions being asked during a very real inflection point, in the midst of social and human health crises unfolding globally.

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Justin Goldston, an advisor/professor/consultant/5X Tedtalk/ and evangelist for creating Diversity & Inclusion in supply chain and academia. As an African American who grew up in the south, started his supply chain journey at an HBCU, and then transitioned to manufacturing, Justin offers a unique perspective into the racism and bias that exists - still - in many supply chain organizations. After leaving industry, he explores opportunities for inclusion in consulting, and lastly the power of education for access. Justin currently teaches supply chain management at Penn State and Georgetown, organizing a TedX PSU series that gives young people the space to share on a global stage.

This is a longer episode that is one of the most provocative to date, potentially uncomfortable for some, however necessary for divergence and awareness. Topics covered include: how to engage historically black colleges and universities in SCM talent management, the internal headspace needed to navigate discrimination, cultural intelligence, bias in hiring from application to boardroom, the “echo chamber” in supply chain orgs that don’t embrace D&I, how the shift to remote work has accelerated D&I, and unpacking the Black Lives Matter movement for awareness in corporate America and academia.

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Tags: Blockchain, CSR, Supply Chain

3 Professors
Eliminating Waste In The Supply Chain
Georgetown University
November 24, 2020
We are excited to invite you to this event hosted by the Master's in Supply Chain Management program at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. Join our Ethics and CSR faculty in a discussion on how to deal with the perplexing issue of how to eliminate waste from supply chains and in particular how to eliminate in those areas where waste is the normal way of doing business.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Penn State supply chain management faculty member to give keynote at awards
Penn State University
September 18, 2020
Penn State's newest faculty member and project and supply chain management coordinator, Justin Goldston, is giving the keynote speech at the virtual Global Women in Supply Chain Leadership Awards 2020.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Supply Chain Faculty Panel Georgetown University
Georgetown University
May 05, 2020
This was a panel discussion centered on supply chain leadership and next steps for supply chain management given COVID-19. The panel members were from the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Supply Chain Management faculty.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

2 Quotes
Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS conference
Creamer Media's Engineering News
November 17, 2020
Known as the trust machine, blockchain is now on the agenda of the world’s leading organisations which are seeking to leverage the technology to increase transparency and collaboration across their business partner networks. According to SAPICS 2020 presenter, Professor Justin Goldston of Penn State University in the USA, blockchain offers a solution to the growing threat of “greenwashing”. This term refers to companies who falsely claim that their products and processes are more environmentally friendly than they are. “As stories of greenwashing continue to emerge within the supply chain space, blockchain could be a potential solution to provide visibility to the life cycle of products,” Goldston asserts. In his SAPICS presentation, he will look at ways in which the technology’s track and trace capabilities could be used to ensure more sustainable supply chain networks.


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Tags: Blockchain

Requirements Enterprise Information System Professionals Need to Implement Enterprise Resource Planning
ProQuest
March 20, 2020
As cited in a Dissertation Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Computer Science by James T. Jackson, PhD.

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Tags: ERP

10 Speaking Engagements
How Augmented Intelligence Will Positively Impact the World's Workforce
International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA)
February 03, 2021

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Introducing Industry 4.5 in Coil Manufacturing
Wall Street Transcript Corp
January 19, 2021
As the pandemic of 2020 moved digital transformation projects higher on strategic agendas of around the world, leaders began to reach out to researchers and industry experts to further understand technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and edge computing for industrial application. With the inclusion of these technologies that are growing in adoption within various industries, the coil manufacturing sector will see an emergence of Integrated Intelligent Automation (IIA). With both scholars and practitioners identifying cybersecurity as a primary concern with Industry 4.0, this discussion will touch on how organizations can successfully implement IIA to safely architect the smart factory we envisioned back in 2010.

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Tags: AI, Supply Chain, Future of Work

Increasing Automation, Transparency, and Visibility in the Maritime Industry
Global Supply Chain Council (GSCC)
December 10, 2020
As the maritime has been viewed as a laggard in adopting emerging technologies, this presentation will focus on how organizations are using solutions such as Artificial Intelligence and blockchain to increase the visibility, collaboration, and communication throughout supply chain networks. Through the use of case studies such as the Maersk and IBM TradeLens project, along with a research case study performed in collaboration with Zeus Logics, Dr. Goldston will analyze the current state and the future state of technology in the maritime industry.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Identifying an organization’s AI and ML maturity
LogiSYM
December 02, 2020
LogiSYM Vietnam 2020 Conference

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Tags: AI, Supply Chain, Sustainability

How Industrial Automation Will Positively Contribute to Sustainable Practices
4th Annual European Supply Chain Management Strategies Summit
December 01, 2020
4th Annual European Supply Chain Management Strategies Summit

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Sustainability

The Rise of the Machines - Intelligent Industrial Automation Post-COVID-19
Global Supply Chain Council (GSCC)
November 26, 2020
As the pandemic of 2020 moved digital transformation projects higher on strategic agendas of around the world, leaders began to reach out to researchers and industry experts to further understand technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and edge computing for industrial application. With the belief that these emerging technologies will replace jobs, in this talk will discuss:

How distribution leaders will encounter an increasing need for workers as employees begin to reach retirement age.

How to effectively increase the buy-in of these emerging technologies.

How additional technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Business Process Automation (BPA), and Process Intelligence (PI) will continue to grow in adoption in the coming years.

How to implement these new technologies, and the skills required to effectively deploy these offerings.

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

TEDxACU: Blockchain: The "True" Sharing Economy
TED Conferences
June 04, 2019
As a certified management consultant, Justin has spent most of his career working with leaders of organizations around the world as they implement enterprise applications. It’s work driven by his love for technology and passion for driving positive social change. Justin’s TEDxACU talk considers some “ifs” of blockchain’s future impact on the “sharing economy” by explaining the potential for this technology to disrupt the entire industry -- fundamentally changing the way companies like Uber and Airbnb do business.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

TEDxCocoaBeach: How Blockchain Will Positively Change Our Everyday Lives
TED Conferences
April 12, 2019
We've all heard of Blockchain but few of us have an understanding of what this advanced technology will bring to our everyday existence. From detailed tracking of food supplies to near error free medical records and super secure financial transactions, Blockchain technology will bring change for the betterment of all. Dr. Goldston shares his vision of this not-to-distant future. Justin Goldston, Ph.D. is a leading expert on blockchain technology and its inclusion in business enterprises. As a certified management consultant, he has worked with leaders of organizations implementing enterprise applications around the world. With his love for technology and his passion to make a positive impact on social change, Dr. Goldston has made it his mission to bring technological knowledge and capabilities to the people. Dr. Goldston is a member of The Blockchain Council, The World Blockchain Association, The Government Blockchain Association, and is currently studying in one of the first Blockchain programs in the country at Cornell University. With a belief that it was his time to pay it forward, Dr. Goldston entered into academia teaching both undergraduate and graduate programs at Aurora University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, as well as being a guest lecturer at Rutgers University and Morgan State University . Dr. Goldston was selected to evaluate one of the first doctoral programs in Quality Systems Management for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Goldston has shared his research on various technologies at both academic and professional conferences around the world and is the author of the book Critical Success Factors in ERP implementations in Manufacturing Environments. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

TEDxRIT: Web 3.0: The Blockchain Effect
TED Conferences
April 09, 2019
Justin Goldston is an expert on blockchain technology. Being a pioneer in the field of blockchain, Goldston will talk about how far blockchain has come and what little we still know of it today. Dr. Justin Goldston is a leading expert on blockchain technology and its inclusion in business enterprises. As a certified management consultant with Ultra Consultants, he has spent most of his career in industry working with leaders of organizations implementing enterprise applications around the world. With his love for technology and his passion to make a positive impact on social change, Dr. Goldston has made it his mission to bring technological knowledge and capabilities to the people. Along with deep domain experience, Dr. Goldston is a member of The Blockchain Council, The World Blockchain Association, and The Government Blockchain Association. Also, Dr. Goldston is currently researching at Cornell University in one of the first blockchain programs in the country. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

TEDxLSSU: How will YOU contribute to Web 3.0: The blockchain effect
TED Conferences
April 02, 2019
Justin Goldston explores how blockchain, the underlying technology behind bitcoin, could help revolutionize healthcare, voting, the supply chain, and other processes in our world.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Innovation

4 Webinars
Dr. Justin Goldston and Infor Discuss Artificial Intelligence for Enterprises
Infor
December 22, 2019

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Tags: AI, ERP, Supply Chain

APICS Vendor Webcast Ready for 2019 Harness the Power of Supply Chain Management
APICS
December 21, 2019

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Supply Chain

Showcase Webinar: Manufacturing Execution System and ERP: What’s Ahead in 2019?
IQMS
March 14, 2019

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Supply Chain

Showcase Webinar with Epicor: Drive Operational Excellence in Digital Distribution
Epicor
June 21, 2018

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Supply Chain

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Sharpen Your Skills: An Understanding of Business Analytics and Enterprise Resource Planning
Penn State University
September 18, 2020
Future of Work Webinar Series

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Tags: Analytics, ERP, Supply Chain

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