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  • Running a Supply Chain Ethically and Sustainably Is a Journey, Not a Destination- November 30th, 2021

    The complexity of modern supply chains poses stern challenges to corporate sustainability commitments. A company’s environmental and social values are only as strong as the values of its supply chain partners and breaches of integrity are not uncommon, especially in times of stress. The pandemic has exposed this problem in…

  • Hybrid Last Mile Delivery Fleets Offer Sweet Spot Between Cost Efficiency and Service Quality- November 24th, 2021

    Speedy home delivery isn’t just a nice-to-have proposition in today’s competitive marketplace – it’s what most consumers expect. Large retailers such as Amazon, Target and Best Buy now offer same-day delivery for many products, raising new questions about how to balance cost with quality of service in the persistently inefficient…

  • From Option to Necessity: Firms Can Drive Value Through Sustainable Supply Chains- November 10th, 2021

    Once a nice-to-have proposition for companies, sustainability is quickly becoming a must-have for those seeking to stay ahead of the competition. Consumer demand, regulatory directives, investor pressure and workforce attitudes about sustainable products and practices are among the forces driving this seismic shift. Additionally, businesses increasingly realize that unsustainable practices…

  • Cost Avoidance: Not Everything That Counts Is Counted- August 31st, 2021

    The purchasing department holds the keys to organizational spending — in some industries, it accounts for more than 80 percent of the cost of sales. Purchasing meets its metrics by cutting costs, commonly recognized as spending less for an item this year than last. But purchasing also makes a significant…

  • Unlocking Blockchain ROI: UT Study Examines Opportunities, Limits- April 21st, 2021

    Blockchain has been one of the most hyped technologies of the last decade, predicted to lead a revolutionary change in the way businesses operate. Gartner estimates it will generate $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030, addressing the real, oft-discussed problems and opportunities of end-to-end information sharing. A new…

  • Resilient Supply Chain Design Gives Organizations a Market Edge During Pandemic- April 1st, 2021

    For almost 20 years, supply chains’ value to organizations centered on efficiency and cost minimization, which created complexity and – as COVID-19 has demonstrated in the extreme – left enterprises vulnerable to disruption. A new study from the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) now quantifies the impact of supply chain…

  • A Logistics Logjam Is Coming – Are We Ready?- February 5th, 2021

    Two irresistible forces soon will crash together in the Western world: the e-commerce boom and the accelerating population shift to urban areas. When these two trends collide, they’ll create a challenge that United States and European logistics systems currently can’t handle. Because Western systems were built around the needs of…

  • Purchasing’s Hidden Dilemma: Conflicted Role in New Product Development Costing- January 29th, 2021

    Organizations that want to remain competitive make controlling costs and growing profit margins top priorities. The pressure starts early in the product development process as teams collaborate to drive down launch costs, and it continues throughout the product life cycle as management sets benchmarks for ongoing cost reductions.  Purchasing departments…

  • 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…