Salzberg Program to Honor Dell Inc. and Robert G. Brown, April 2


Since 1949, the Salzberg Memorial Program has given the Syracuse community the chance to recognize and learn from those who have shaped and are shaping the field of logistics and supply chain management. The 53rd annual Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program, to be held April 2 in the Whitman School's Schoepflin Auditorium, will honor Dell Inc. with a Concept Award. Consultant and author Robert G. Brown will be recognized with a Practitioner Award.

About Robert G. Brown ...
During his 50-year career devoted to operations consulting, research, and teaching, Robert Brown pioneered statistical tools that revolutionized the theory and practice of forecasting and inventory control. As a consultant to hundreds of corporations on all six continents, he has applied these mathematical methods to real-world challenges, resulting in billions of dollars in cost savings. The author of many landmark texts in operations management education, his work also pervades every text written on forecasting and inventory management since 1959.

About Dell Inc. ...
Dell's mass customization model has transformed American business practices and expectations in indelible ways—creating a supply chain unparalleled in efficiency and transparency, and defining a new gold standard for customer service.


The Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program was established under a grant made to Syracuse University by Murray M. Salzberg '37 BS, to memorialize his father's distinguished career in transportation. The Salzberg Medallions are awarded to individuals who have registered professional accomplishments of uncommon magnitude in the field of logistics, transportation, and supply chain management, and to corporations or individuals whose pioneering ideas or policies have reshaped their industries.