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  • UT’s Haslam Undergraduate Supply Chain Program Rises to No. 2 in Distinguished Gartner Ranking- June 13th, 2022

    The undergraduate supply chain management program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business rose four places, from No. 6 to No. 2, in Gartner’s 2022 rankings of top North American undergraduate supply chain management programs. This marks 11 years running that the program has ranked in Gartner’s…

  • Haslam College of Business Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff- June 10th, 2022

    The Haslam College of Business recently held its annual awards celebration to recognize outstanding faculty and staff accomplishments. Chad Autry, the college’s associate dean for research and faculty, emceed the ceremony at a reception in the West Club of Neyland Stadium. Shannon McCloud from the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship…

  • Plaque Honoring Late Supply Chain Management Professor Unveiled- May 3rd, 2022

    A celebration of life memorializing Mary Holcomb, who died last year, was held by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business Department of Supply Chain Management in April. The observance took place in the department, where Holcomb served as the Gerald T. Niedert Professor of Supply Chain Management.…

  • New research from UT delivers best supply chain management leadership practices for the future- April 26th, 2022

    Businesses and supply chains have witnessed unparalleled – and sometimes daunting – changes through the last two decades. Yet, a handful of resourceful companies have adapted to meet the challenges of operating successfully in an increasingly volatile, yet interdependent, digital economic environment. A recently released white paper studies these firms…

  • Investing in Supply Chain Agility Now Will Pay Dividends Later, According to New Research- March 10th, 2022

    Supply chain disruptions can severely impair a company’s financial health. One well-known study analyzing more than 800 supply chain disruptions between 1989 and 2000 showed firms that suffered major supply chain disruptions experienced devastating consequences, such as sales declining by 93 percent and operating income dropping by 107 percent.[1] Companies…

  • 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…

  • Autry and Bell Assume New Leadership Roles at UT Haslam- October 20th, 2021

    Chad Autry is the new associate dean for research and faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. John Bell has been appointed to Autry’s previous position as head of the college’s Department of Supply Chain Management. “I appreciate Chad Autry’s willingness to serve the college in…

  • Holiday Season Shipping and Supply Chain Disruptions: What You Need to Know- October 13th, 2021

    While Covid-19’s second wave seems to be receding, the global pandemic’s havoc lingers in almost every corner of everyday life. Consumer product supplies, for instance, are particularly unsettled. With empty shelves at brick-and-mortar retailers and shipping delays from online retailers, consumers face uncertainty about getting the goods they want –…