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  • Haslam students take third place in Deloitte Supply Chain Challenge- March 1st, 2015

    Students from the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business recently placed third in the second annual Deloitte Supply Chain Challenge, an event testing the business skills of MBA students. Georgia Institute of Technology’s team took home top honors, while Pennsylvania State University placed second. Teams of four students from…

  • UT GSCI Brings Executives Together to Review Southeast’s Supply Chain Potential- January 22nd, 2015

    Thirty-one of the nation’s leading supply chain professionals met Jan. 8-9 in Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss the Southeast’s bourgeoning role as a major corridor for manufacturing and logistics. Attendees included representatives from Boeing, Amazon, Wal-mart, Pilot Flying J and Mondelēz International, among others. The group converged as part of…

  • UT study on global supply chain highlights reversal of outsourcing- December 2nd, 2014

    Relocation of manufacturing and product sourcing to emerging economies is no longer the gold standard for global businesses, according to a study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute. The rush to Asia in the last decade promised major cost reduction, but financial gains for many corporations have been short-lived. The…

  • Ted Stank named chair for international supply chain professionals association- November 23rd, 2014

    Ted Stank, Bruce Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Haslam College of Business, was recently elected chair of the board of directors for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. In an interview for the organization’s newsletter, Stank spoke about his career in supply chain management, beginning…

  • Supply Chain Forum is most successful to date- November 23rd, 2014

    The Supply Chain Forum, hosted by the Haslam College of Business’ Global Supply Chain Institute, boasted record attendance and some of the most influential speakers in its 20-year history. More than 200 people participated in this year’s fall forum, held on Nov. 12-13, a 30 percent increase from the largest…

  • Shay Scott bringing the real world into the classroom through video- November 23rd, 2014

    Shay Scott, a faculty member in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, teaches a large-enrollment course introducing business students to supply chain management principles. To connect his large student audience with the subject and to bring real world examples into the classroom, Scott created two video series. The…

  • FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith discusses economy- November 12th, 2014

    Frederick W. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of FedEx Corporation, shared key insights on how the economy is—and is not—working in a keynote presentation at the First Tennessee Foundation’s Sixth Annual MBA Symposium, hosted by the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business Nov. 12. Smith pointed to innovation,…

  • FedEx founder to speak at Global Supply Chain Forum- October 27th, 2014

    Frederick W. Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of FedEx Corporation, will join the Haslam College of Business’s Supply Chain Forum as its keynote speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Smith will draw on decades of experience building FedEx to discuss trends and challenges in supply chain management from 2:15-3:15…

  • Gartner: UT Graduate Supply Chain Program Ranked Third in Nation- September 25th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduate supply chain program is ranked third in the United States, according to a report from a leading industry company. Gartner Inc. placed UT’s program just behind those at Pennsylvania State and Michigan State universities. UT previously ranked 10th. The program is housed in the…

  • UT’s Engineering and Supply Chain Management Top-Ranked by U.S. News and World Report- September 8th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s, College of Engineering has taken a large leap forward and is now ranked 32nd among all public universities and 57th among all undergraduate programs, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 rankings released today. The College of Business Administration’s supply chain management program…