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  • UT Undergraduate Supply Chain Program Ranked Third in US by Gartner report- August 19th, 2014

    UT’s undergraduate supply chain program was recently ranked third in the US, according to a report from a leading industry company. Gartner Inc. placed UT’s program just behind those at Michigan State and Pennsylvania State, which tied for first. UT previously ranked eleventh. The program is housed in the College…

  • UT Risk Mitigation Study Shows Companies Lacking in Assessments, Strategies- July 16th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE — Outside risks can stretch supply chains’ capabilities to the breaking point, but executives who run them often fail to develop risk contingency plans, according to a new study from the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ninety percent of the firms surveyed do not…

  • UT Wins 2014 IANA Supply Chain Case Competition- May 21st, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—A team of supply chain students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has won a national professional organization’s case competition. The team took first place in the sixth annual Intermodal Association of North America Logistics and Supply Chain Management Case Competition, which was hosted by the University of North Florida…

  • UT Study Shows Integrating Purchasing, Logistics Yields Better Business Results- May 14th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—Organizations that closely integrate their purchasing and logistics functions deliver better business results, according to a new study from the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. But the study, involving more than 180 supply chain professionals, also shows that many firms fail to capitalize on this…

  • Trucking Study by Mary Holcomb- March 16th, 2014

    New federal regulations mandating rest time for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute. The new hours-of-service rules are designed to improve driver safety by reducing truck driver fatigue. But the rules also mean it might take longer for companies…

  • Let’s Go Shopping- January 14th, 2014

    By Lola Alapo This article was reprinted from Quest magazine. Ever been embarrassed to buy hemorrhoid ointment, tampons, adult diapers, or other personal hygiene products at the store? Chances are you have. Did you wind up buying other products you really didn’t need in an attempt to distract attention from…

  • UT Study: New Trucker Rest Rules Could Mean Higher Consumer Costs- December 22nd, 2013

    KNOXVILLE—New federal regulations mandating rest time for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The new hours-of-service rules from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are designed to improve…

  • UT Professor Discusses Supply Chain Management- December 18th, 2013

    UT Associate Professor Chad Autry discusses moving packages from a warehouse to your door with WBIR reporter, John Becker. View the video.    

  • Dell/Genco Turn to UT for Help in Transforming Reverse Logistics Operations- November 17th, 2013

    Dell and Genco turned to UT’s Vested Outsourcing methodology to transform their relationship and drive innovation into their partnership.  Read more.