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  • Supply Chain Summer Workshop Provides Students Hands-on Experience in Lieu of Internships- August 14th, 2020

    The novel coronavirus’ impact on the U.S. economy has upended the business plans of many companies. Among other repercussions, summer internships were often cut or shortened. To make up for the business experience deficit these lost internships represent, the Department of Supply Chain Management in University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam…

  • The Joint Use of RFID and EDI: Implications for Hospital Performance- July 15th, 2020

    As regulations and technology prompt the fee-for-service healthcare system to move toward a more value-based model, hospitals face rising costs, compliance burdens and safety and quality issues. With today’s emphasis on better clinical outcomes and improved patient experiences, Randy Bradley and Bogdan Bichescu, associate professors at the University of Tennessee,…

  • UT Haslam’s Graduate Supply Chain Program Moves to Second in Gartner Rankings- July 14th, 2020

    The graduate supply chain program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business is ranked second among programs in North America, according to a report from a leading industry research organization. Gartner Inc. periodically assesses the top supply chain programs in the country, based on such factors as…

  • Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain Caters to Busy Working Professionals- July 9th, 2020

    Noodle Partners is now supporting the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business’s top-ranked Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain (EMBA-GSC) program designed for senior-level business leaders. The program provides an immediate ROI to candidates and their organizations and corporate sponsors through an emphasis on real-time knowledge applications. The EMBA-GSC allows…

  • New Study Reveals Insights into the State of the Supply Chain Industry- June 29th, 2020

    With dire worldwide health threats, environmental upheavals, geopolitical tensions, delivery channel pressures and workforce demographic shifts, the supply chain faces its most dynamic period of change in modern times. As a consequence, risk management and recovery planning are now at the forefront of many shippers' planning. Meanwhile, the impact of…

  • UT Study Identifies Best Practices to Synchronize Your Supply Chain- June 15th, 2020

    Benchmark supply chains are early adopters of end-to-end strategies (E2E) that create competitive advantages (lean, TPM, six sigma, etc.). To maintain these gains, leading companies are now working to synchronize their three Ps – physical assets, business processes and people systems – with their core business drivers. The goal? Achieving…

  • Researchers Frame Basic Principles for Managing Supply Chain Cyber Risks- May 15th, 2020

    In the 21st century, cybersecurity threats are a growing, technologically-advanced risk to global supply chains. Unfortunately, many supply chain managers continue to react to these threats in 20th-century ways. “Managing Cyber Risks in Global Supply Chains: The Four Fundamentals,” the latest white paper from the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI)…

  • Global Supply Chain Institute Hosts Supply Chain Forum – Virtually- May 1st, 2020

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Supply Chain Institute, housed in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business, engaged more than 200 participants in its first-ever online Supply Chain Forum, April 15-16, 2020. Event organizers said the strong attendance, despite currently intensified workloads in the industry,…

  • Crowdsourcing Last Mile Delivery: Strategic Implications and Future Research Directions- April 20th, 2020

    From the moment the first online consumer put an item in a shopping cart and clicked “buy now,” supply chain management has been scrambling to adapt its distribution strategies to fit the new reality. Anytime, anywhere demand fulfillment has created a need for innovative transportation solutions, particularly for same-day delivery…

  • Leveraging the Digital Supply Chain- April 17th, 2020

    Digital technology is poised to revolutionize supply chain management in the coming years. The advances will be dramatic. Implementing the technology poses considerable challenges across industries, including knowing what applications to prioritize. Industries could benefit significantly from targeted academic research to make sense of their options. With this in mind,…