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Q&A: Bolumole Discusses Transportation Research Board’s Vital Role in American Transportation Policy

March 2, 2023
Last November, Yemisi “Yem” Bolumole, Ryder Professor in Supply Chain Management in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, was selected to join the TRB’s Committee on Impacts of Alternative Compensation Methods on Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Retention and Safety Performance. In a question-and-answer session, Bolumole explained more about the TRB and her committee’s mission.

The Farmer’s Dilemma: What Do We Do with Our Land?

March 1, 2023
This post is the first in a new series, Raw Materials and Natural Resources in the Supply Chain, which explores the understudied and often misunderstood processes for sourcing natural resources that are used as raw materials by the industries that make the products we buy every day. 

Winter Advisory Board Meeting: SCM Program Growth, Digitalization and the Economy, and Supply Chain Planning

February 16, 2023
The first Global Supply Chain Institute Advisory Board meeting of 2023 recently took place at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The GSCI Advisory Board, composed of senior leaders from Supply Chain Forum partners representing public and private companies of all sizes, provides guidance and direction for the institute.

See and Be Seen: Is There a Business Case for Supply Chain Transparency?

January 29, 2023
Companies’ desires to achieve greater supervision and control over their supply chains are heightened in the post-pandemic business environment, and are understandable when one considers the business disruptions that have occurred. Whether driven by internal needs for increased control, by customer directives, or by the need to become compliant with emerging regulations, companies are aggressively seeking ways to achieve higher levels of visibility, traceability, and transparency for materials and finished goods, as well as the actors that facilitate their movement through supply chains.

Online MS in Supply Chain Management Debuts at No. 4 in National Ranking

January 24, 2023
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business premiered at No. 4 overall, and 2nd among public universities in the U.S. News Best Online Graduate Business Programs ranking released this week. The college is ranked 2nd overall and 1st among U.S. public universities for student veterans. This is the first time the program was eligible to be included in the ranking.
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Develop Supply Chain Leadership Skills in UT’s 14-Week Online Program

January 4, 2023
Since launching in August 2021, the Supply Chain Management Leadership Academy has provided more than 150 industry professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to develop and distinguish themselves as business leaders. The 14-week program is currently enrolling for its spring session, beginning on Feb. 1.

A Blueprint for Agile Resilient Supply Chain Enablement

December 14, 2022
During their research for “Advancing E2E Agile Resiliency in Supply Chains,” GSCI Fellows Dave Demers and Brian Kolek leveraged 22 supply chain leaders from diverse industries. These leaders served as their think tank, providing a roadmap for how organizations can build a more agile resilient supply chain.
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The Top 10 Capabilities of Agile Resilient Supply Chains

December 7, 2022
The impact of COVID-19’s extreme and lengthy disruption of supply chain designs has been evident in the marketplace performance of many organizations. Supply chain designs that are end-to-end (E2E) and agile are now critical to enterprise performance. But with an agile global network comes complexity, cycle time constraints, and increased disruption risk. Disruptions are a logical expectation: natural disasters, political unrest, trade wars, and epidemics may be rare locally but common globally.
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How much are supply chain disruptions costing your organization?

December 1, 2022
Disruptions are coming harder, faster, and more frequently than before. And supply chain management professionals can no longer shoulder them with creativity and brute force. SCM design must be revamped to balance agility with resiliency. To convince executives and market analysts to act outside of a crisis situation, we need to connect supply chain performance and boardroom metrics.
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Haslam Professor to Help Inform U.S. Transportation Policy

November 8, 2022
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee recently selected Yemisi “Yem” Bolumole as a member of its Committee on Impacts of Alternative Compensation Methods on Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Retention and Safety Performance. Her first meeting with the committee will be Wednesday, November 9.