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"More online shopping, which the pandemic has accelerated, means more returns because, well, if you can’t try on a dress or test out a gadget before you buy it, it might be going back. Chad Autry at the University of Tennessee said that creates logistical challenges for the companies selling that stuff. “Can something be gotten back into the supply chain as fast as if it were at a brick and mortar retail location?” he said."
“In general, of course, supply chains are going to be impacted,” Dittman says. “However, I will say this: I’ve heard of very few entire factories shutting down. That said, there are some being impacted, particularly in China. Fox says a U.S. recession that will affect the state’s “big-ticket” construction industry is “likely for the rest of this year. Much more severe, in all likelihood, in this quarter.
The Department of Marketing & Supply Chain is built around the symbiotic relationship between two disciplines. Chad Autry, department head, explains how both are integrated in the Haslam curriculum.
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