Karen Smilowitz Talks Super Bowl Logistics on WGN Radio’s The Business Lunch
Logistics expert says preparing for large events involves more than security planning
A successful Super Bowl takes more than just two teams. Thousands of workers and volunteers are needed to help ensure the event runs smoothly, and if the unthinkable occurs, that appropriate contingency plans are in place. Karen Smilowitz, associate professor of industrial engineering and management sciences, appeared on WGN Radio’s The Business Lunch segment on Jan. 31 to break down the logistics behind this year’s Super Bowl, and how analytics are helping officials better prepare for mass gathering events.