EVENTS | Supply Chain Forum | November 12-14, 2024


A hub for supply chain thought leadership and talent development, the Global Supply Chain Institute powers a global network of supply chain professionals, corporate partners, students and academics.



Position yourself for career advancement where supply chain management meets strategy. Practical, actionable curriculum that equips you to solve real business problems and create organizational value.

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Become a more effective executive-level leader in one year and add immediate value to your organization as you gain a traditional business foundation in accounting, finance, marketing and leadership.

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Through cutting-edge research and an expansive network of faculty and industry leaders, GSCI works with executives to address supply chain challenges and solve their problems.

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Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative

SCM Strategy Development

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Bridging the gap between academia and industry, GSCI provides relevant thought leadership and opportunities for supply chain professionals to develop their expertise and recruit the country’s best students.


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GSCI Emerging Leaders


Whether new to the field or on the verge of important career growth, GSCI helps emerging leaders reach their full potential through an extensive library of offerings.


Talent Development

GSCI graduate and professional students


With programs ranked among the country’s best, GSCI provides relevant curriculums, expert faculty, and relationships that put you on the road to success.

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Upcoming Events

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Spring 2024 Supply Chain Forum

Spring 2024 Supply Chain Forum may be over, but the photos are here! Download and post on social using #2024SpringSCF to relive the biggest university supply chain management event of the season.

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Virtual SCM Academies

Summer–Fall 2024

Apply to GSCI’s customized short courses for managers, directors, and other high-potential employees and take one step toward becoming a supply chain leader.

Our flagship course is the 14-week SCM Leadership Academy. Two 8-week courses, the SCM Finance Academy and SCM Planning Academy, are also being offered this fall.


Ted Stank Inducted into Supply Chain Hall of Fame

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) selected Ted Stank, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to receive the 2023 Distinguished Service Award. This selection means Stank, co-executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute and head of the Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative, will be inducted into the Supply Chain Management Hall of Fame.

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High School Students Thrive at Inaugural SCM Summer Camp

Over six days from July 9–14 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, more than a dozen high school juniors and seniors from Tennessee and other states learned about leadership, how to prepare for college, and the benefits of majoring in supply chain management.

Sponsored by Ryder, Tractor Supply Company, and Caterpillar.

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Barbara Melvin

“The professors at UT really set themselves apart. Not only are they constantly in contact with industry professionals in the supply chain and throughout the C-suite, which allows them to stay relevant, but they also take the time to care for and develop relationships with them so you can continue talking with them (which I do, by the way) even long after graduation.”

Barbara Melvin
CEO & President
South Carolina Ports Authority

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“Supply chain expertise has become a foundational element for successful C-suite leaders. The results-oriented culture, leading faculty, and awe-inspiring network of industry partners are what drew me to UT Knoxville, and GSCI has further elevated that experience, creating the go-to place for those wanting to define the future of business.”

Dave Clark
Former CEO
Amazon Worldwide Consumer

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“The Global Supply Chain Institute offers companies a unique opportunity to engage with supply chain faculty, learn from their peers, and enrich the educational experience for supply chain students. Through these partnerships, organizations gain priority access to critical supply chain talent and benefit from rigorous yet practical research focused on solving the most pressing problems of our time. An investment in partnering with GSCI yields significant benefits and makes an important contribution to the future of supply chain leadership.”

Nancy Nix
Executive Director Emeritus
AWESOME: Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education

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“The University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) has provided SC Johnson with valuable programs and resources for more than a decade. Our partnership provides several key benefits, including access to top-tier supply chain management talent and providing a world-class education for our next generation of leaders. GSCI’s faculty, industry advisors, and students are highly collaborative and committed to delivering the thought leadership required in today’s dynamic and ever-changing business environment.”

Tim Bailey
President of Consumer Business
SC Johnson

GSCI History


Formed in 2011, the Global Supply Chain Institute was developed to broaden and deepen UT’s relationships with industry and academia. Today, GSCI is a hub for global supply chain management insights, innovation, and industry best practices. With our network of executives, scholars, and practitioners, we continue to shape and inform the future of the field.

GSCI Vision


The Global Supply Chain Institute shapes and influences the practice of supply chain management by serving as the preeminent global hub for leading practitioners, academics, and students to learn, network, and connect. GSCI’s goal is to provide partners and students a competitive advantage by enhancing their knowledge and understanding of how the supply chain is evolving at home and abroad.


Early Access Networking Night

Monday September 16, 2024
6:30 pm-8:00 pm ET

SCM Job & Internship Fair

Tuesday September 17, 2024

SCM Finance Academy

Monday, September 9, 2024 - Sunday, November 3, 2024

SCM Planning Academy

Monday September 16, 2024 - Sunday, November 10, 2024

Fall Supply Chain Forum

Tuesday November 12, 2024 - Thursday, November 14, 2024

SCM Leadership Academy

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - Tuesday, November 19, 2024


Find the resources you need to shape the future of supply chain management. Connect with GSCI to learn how we can support your individual and organizational needs through our networking, applied research, talent development, or academic programs.

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