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University of Tennessee

Thomas Deakins

Director of Program Development, GSCI; Lecturer

Thomas Deakins is a former business executive with decades of supply chain technology and consulting experience. A recognized leader in building strategic, worldclass supply chain partner ecosystems, he is best known for his experience in TMS and realtime supply chain visibility applications, digital supply chain strategies, and, more recently, for his work with ESG Scope 3 transportation fleet sustainability.

Over his 30plus year career, Deakins has worked for project44, Oracle, GLog, Trimble, MavenWire, MercuryGate, CHEP, SLI Consulting Inc. and JB Hunt. From 199294, while completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Deakins worked for UPS as a loader/unloader and was a coop student with Skyline Transportation. In 2022, Deakins earned his executive MBA in Global Supply Chain from UT.

Global Supply Chain Institute