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From Option to Necessity: Firms Can Drive Value Through Sustainable Supply Chains

November 10, 2021
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.
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The Simple Guide to ESG in the Supply Chain

November 8, 2021
A 3-part series explaining the what, why, and how of ESG as well as best practices and ROI of integrating environmental, social, and governance priorities into supply chain management.
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A Vision for the Evolution of Economic Inclusion in the Supply Chain

November 3, 2021
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.
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Haslam Executive MBA Program in Prestigious Top 100 International Ranking for Second Year

October 29, 2021
For the second consecutive year, the Haslam Executive MBA program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business ranked in the London-Based Financial Times’ top 100 international executive MBA programs.
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Autry and Bell Assume New Leadership Roles at UT Haslam

October 28, 2021
Chad Autry is the new associate dean for research and faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. John Bell has been appointed to Autry’s previous position as head of the college’s Department of Supply Chain Management.
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Holiday Season Shipping and Supply Chain Disruptions: What You Need to Know

October 26, 2021
Chris Craighead, a UT business professor and expert on supply chain disruptions, offers timely suggestions on buying and shipping holiday gifts.

Agility vs. Resiliency in the Global Supply Chain

October 10, 2021
Meet Tom Goldsby, the Dee and Jimmy Haslam Chair in Logistics and professor at the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute. In addition to teaching at UT, where he serves as the Co-Faculty Director of GSCI, Goldsby has co-authored five books and published over 90 articles in academic and professional journals.

The Risks of Opportunistic and Inadvertent Information Leakages

September 29, 2021
Stephanie Eckerd, Jerry and Suzanne Ratledge Professor in Supply Chain Management at the Haslam College of Business, reveals her important findings on data leakages in the supply chain.
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Get to Know the LGBTQ+ Association of Business Scholars

September 20, 2021
The LGBTQ+ Association of Business Scholars (LABS) is a new group that aims to provide community and resources for LGBTQIA+ students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. Organization president Avery Vantrease, a senior majoring in supply chain management, answered some questions about the organization’s mission and plans.

Applying Supply Chain Management Methodology During a Global Pandemic

September 15, 2021
Meet Lance Saunders, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, home of the Global Supply Chain Institute. Saunders holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research has been featured in the Journal of Operations Management and Production and Operations Management Journal. In 2020, Saunders helped oversee an effort to advise five major corporations on how to best weather supply chain challenges caused by COVID-19.