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Thomas Deakins

Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Institute; Lecturer

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.


Global Supply Chain Institute


2022 University of Tennessee Knoxville, E.M.B.A., Global Supply Chain

1994 University of Tennessee Knoxville, B.S., Human Ecology


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