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  • Haslam Supply Chain Program Launches Scholars of Distinction to Help Fill the Talent Gap- March 21st, 2016

    Higher volumes and greater operational complexities have caused a talent gap in the supply chain industry that many companies seek to fill with new graduates. In response to growing demand from employers to connect with potential candidates, the Haslam College of Business recently launched the Supply Chain Management Scholars of Distinction. “More…

  • UT Study Diagnoses Key Pitfalls in Management of Third Party Logistics Relationships- February 22nd, 2016

    More than 80 percent of domestic Fortune 500 companies outsource their logistics operations, and most expect to use third party logistics (3PL) providers more in the coming years. Yet, according to the University of Tennessee study companies are still struggling to optimize their use of 3PLs despite growth in every…

  • The Next Wave Innovation Requires Standardization According to a Study from UT- February 17th, 2016

    A new study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute demonstrates that decision fatigue impedes a company’s agility and profits. “Coming to work every day and making complex changes to meet the latest product regulations that the consumer does not value on thousands of SKUs can depress the…

  • Tate Named Editor of Supply Chain Journal- February 14th, 2016

    Wendy Tate was recently named co-editor in chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. The journal targets both an academic and industry audience, focusing on applicable research in purchasing. “The journal has an increasingly upward trajectory in its impact factor and our intent is to continue with…

  • UT’s Haslam College of Business Supply Chain Program Ranked 3rd by SCM World- February 11th, 2016

    The supply chain program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business was ranked third in the world by SCM World’s University 100 today (February 12). The program climbed from 11th in 2015 to trail only Michigan State and Pennsylvania State this year. University of Tennessee received the top ranking overall…

  • Haslam’s supply chain program 4th globally in publications- December 7th, 2015

    The Haslam College of Business’ supply chain program was ranked fourth in the world for publications in leading, empirically focused supply chain journals by the SCM Journal List. Steve Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair of the Haslam College of Business, said the rankings reflect the college’s commitment to impactful…

  • Engineering and Business Intersect through Faculty Fellowship- October 6th, 2015

    John Bell, associate professor of supply chain management at the Haslam College of Business, was recently named the 2015-16 fellow for the Center for Transportation Research in UT’s College of Engineering. The center seeks to foster a community of researchers and educators at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who are…

  • UT Report Provides Solutions to Truck Driver Shortage, Identifies Broader Supply Chain Talent Crunch- May 11th, 2015

    Recent estimates of a 300,000 truck driver shortage have drawn attention from media across the nation, but a report from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business reveals an even broader crisis in supply chain talent. Higher supply chain volumes and greater operational complexities are creating increased demand…

  • Jimmy Haslam to Speak at Supply Chain Forum- April 7th, 2015

    James A. “Jimmy” Haslam III, chief executive officer of Pilot Flying J and owner of the Cleveland Browns, will join the Haslam College of Business’s Supply Chain Forum as its keynote speaker on Wednesday, April 8. Haslam will discuss the trucking industry and Pilot Flying J as well as the…

  • 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…