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Thomas Deakins

Lecturer, Director of Program Development, GSCI

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

Over his 30-plus year career, Deakins has worked for project44, Oracle, G-Log, Trimble, MavenWire, MercuryGate, CHEP, SLI Consulting Inc. and JB Hunt. From 1992-94, while completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Deakins worked for UPS as a loader/unloader and was a co-op student with Skyline Transportation. In 2022, Deakins earned his executive MBA in Global Supply Chain from UT.


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