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The Challenge in a Granola Bar
To run their systems, supply chain managers the world over require expert advice from seasoned professionals and a steady stream of polished new talent. The Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, meets their needs.
Unlocking Blockchain ROI: UT Study Examines Opportunities, Limits
Blockchain has been one of the most hyped technologies of the last decade, predicted to lead a revolutionary change in the way businesses operate. Gartner estimates it will generate $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030, addressing the real, oft-discussed problems and opportunities of end-to-end information sharing.
The Next Evolution of Global Supply Chain Management: A Q&A With Pam Donovan
Meet Pam Donovan, a clinical associate professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, home of the Global Supply Chain Institute whose career in transportation and logistics in the United States Air Force and PhD in logistics provided interesting insight into the next evolution of global supply chain management. Professor Donovan answers critical questions on addressing supply chain volatility and insights into addressing the unknowns.
Hybrid Last Mile Delivery Fleets Offer Sweet Spot Between Cost Efficiency and Service Quality
Speedy home delivery isn’t just a nice-to-have proposition in today’s competitive marketplace – it’s what most consumers expect. Large retailers such as Amazon, Target and Best Buy now offer same-day delivery for many products, raising new questions about how to balance cost with quality of service in the persistently inefficient last mile of delivery.
From Option to Necessity: Firms Can Drive Value Through Sustainable Supply Chains
Once a nice-to-have proposition for companies, sustainability is quickly becoming a must-have for those seeking to stay ahead of the competition. Consumer demand, regulatory directives, investor pressure and workforce attitudes about sustainable products and practices are among the forces driving this seismic shift. Additionally, businesses increasingly realize that unsustainable practices may lead to an unsustainable planet.
A Vision for the Evolution of Economic Inclusion in the Supply Chain
Meet Andrea Sordi, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, home of the Global Supply Chain Institute. Professor Sordi has more than 20 years of hands-on, professional experience observing supply chain trends in the consumer goods industry. Before joining the faculty at UT, Sordi was head of global procurement strategy and head of global indirect services sourcing for Mondelez Global LLC.