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  • Holiday Season Shipping Issues: Your Questions Answered- November 20th, 2020

    With the novel coronavirus still wreaking havoc on the economy, holiday shoppers are naturally anxious about gifts they have ordered arriving on time. With online sales expected to surge this year, shippers will face a crush of deliveries. Alan Amling, distinguished fellow with the Global Supply Chain Institute in the…

  • In Uncertain Times, UT’s International MS in Supply Chain Management Forges Ahead- November 12th, 2020

    In the face of a pandemic, how does an international master’s degree program continue operating? Despite worldwide travel restrictions and widespread economic turmoil which thwarted student educational plans and disrupted universities’ academic offerings, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Tri-Continent (MS SCM - Tri-Continent) offered by the Haslam…

  • Pandemic Drives Supply Chains to More Agile Future- October 16th, 2020

    Before COVID-19, consumers, policy makers and even corporate executives were mostly oblivious to the global complexity of supply chains. This year’s empty grocery shelves and missing medical supplies changed that. Eight months after the pandemic’s onset, transportation systems still aren’t back to “normal,” and researchers from the University of Tennessee,…

  • UT Graduate Uses Logistics to Help Football Teams Manage Equipment Better- September 25th, 2020

    Apply business science to sports and what do you get? In 2002, it was a research paper that found NFL coaches punt too often on fourth down. Before that, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane revolutionized baseball by favoring statistics over scouting instincts. Economics and analytics now influence sports strategy…

  • Haslam’s Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative Reports Positive Inaugural Year- September 24th, 2020

    Members of the Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative celebrated a rewarding first year in a recent Zoom meeting during which its initial year-end report was delivered. A joint initiative of the Global Supply Chain Institute and the Department of Business Analytics and Statistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College…

  • Haslam’s Fall Supply Chain Forum to Include Five Weeks of Virtual Sessions- September 3rd, 2020

    Registration is now open for the Global Supply Chain Institute’s (GSCI’s) twice-annual Supply Chain Forum. With the COVID-19 pandemic still constraining in-person gatherings, the fall forum will continue the virtual format adopted this spring. Rather than being offered over the course of three days, virtual sessions will occur over five…

  • Supply Chain Professor Inducted into PhD Project Hall of Fame- September 3rd, 2020

    Randy V. Bradley, professor of information systems and supply chain management in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently was inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame. Bradley was recognized for his unwavering commitment to the PhD Project’s mission and for exemplifying leadership within…

  • Haslam Professor First Recipient of Healthcare Supply Chain Performance Award- August 28th, 2020

    Randy V. Bradley, professor of information systems and supply chain management in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Dean S. Ammer Award for Healthcare Supply Chain Performance Excellence. The award is presented by Bellwether League Inc.,…

  • Can Supply Chain Integrity Predict Sustainability?- August 26th, 2020

    Led by values-driven millennial consumers, the market is putting considerable pressure on companies to be ethically responsible, part of the increasing focus on companies’ environmental, social and financial performance. To quantify a company’s corporate integrity in this new era, sustainable supply chain management aims for good outcomes across four categories:…

  • 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…