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Everything You Need to Know from Spring 2024 Supply Chain Forum

April 22, 2024
From April 9–11, the Global Supply Chain Institute and the Department of Supply Chain Management welcomed hundreds of business professionals, industry leaders, and top students to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Michelle Dilley, CEO of AWESOME, speaks with moderator Nicole Carvagno at the Supply Chain Forum

In Conversation with Michelle Dilley, NeXxus Woman of the Year and CEO of AWESOME

April 22, 2024
In a fireside chat at the Spring 2024 Supply Chain Forum, UT senior Nicole Carvagno spoke with Michelle Dilley, CEO of AWESOME and recipient of the 2024 NeXxus Woman of the Year award, about the wisdom she’s gleaned during a 30-year career dedicated to mentoring supply chain professionals into leaders.
Graphic showing Jackson Frizzell and Russel Carey, UT supply chain grads named to the ISM's 30 under 30 list.

Alumni Named to Institute for Supply Chain Management’s International 30 Under 30 List

April 18, 2024
Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduates have been named to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) international 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program for 2023-2024, underscoring the college’s status as a premier supply chain education institution.
Supply chain planner in a virtual team meeting

Five Critical Challenges Facing Planning Talent & Leadership Development

April 16, 2024
This is the first in a series of blog posts based on the applied research report, “Developing the Next Generation of Supply Chain Planning Talent and Leadership,” by the research team of Dan Pellathy, Michael Burnette, and Ted Stank. It explores the challenges facing talent development for planning.
John Bell interviewing UT System President Randy Boyd at the Supply Chain Forum.

Beyond Supply Chain with Randy Boyd

April 15, 2024
UT supply chain department head John Bell in conversation with entrepreneur and UT System President Randy Boyd. This is one of two posts based on sessions from the Spring 2024 Supply Chain Forum, which took place from April 9–11 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
UT MBA in Supply Chain ranking graphic

UT Haslam’s MBA in Supply Chain Ranked in Top 5 Nationally for Fifth Year

April 12, 2024
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's MBA in Supply Chain Management was ranked No. 3 among public programs by U.S. News and World Report, marking a decade in the Top 10.
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Why UT’s Online Master’s in Supply Chain is Right for You

April 8, 2024
Supply chain management (SCM) careers rank high in both pay and career satisfaction. According to the Association for Supply Chain Management’s (ASCM) most recent Supply Chain and Career Report, supply chain managers in the United States earn a median annual income of almost $99,000. The survey of nearly 4,000 professionals found that 96% plan to […]
A demonstration of the path the cargo vessel should have followed before colliding with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

What Happens When Cargo Gets Diverted?

April 2, 2024
The recent bridge collapse in the Port of Baltimore is a tragic reminder of life’s fragility. As officials and salvage crews work to clear the debris and reopen the ship channel, most of the cargo destined to and leaving from the Port of Baltimore must be diverted, if it moves at all. Don Maier explains what comes next.
Aerial view of a container ship on a blue sea with a beautiful sky above.

Program Overview: How UT Designed an Executive MBA for Senior Leaders

March 7, 2024
Are you a senior supply chain leader looking to advance your career? The University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville’s Executive Master of Business Administration for Global Supply Chain (EMBA-GSC) program is designed for you. With a curriculum focused on developing global business acumen, business planning and supply chain innovation skills, the EMBA-GSC can help you build […]
Port shipyard with cargo.

Operating in the ‘Black’ Through the Red Sea

February 28, 2024
This is the first post in a new series on Maritime Shipping by Don Maier. With 80% of global cargo moved by ships, this series aims to provide clarity to the challenge of how goods are moved on the high seas and investigate potential alternative global trade routes.