Careers in Supply Chain Management

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From Public Education to Procurement: MS SCM Online Key to Ron Wallace’s Successful Career Transition

April 14, 2023
This story is the first in a new series, Mapping Success, which shares how the Global Supply Chain Institute and UT’s supply chain management education programs impact the lives and careers of students and professionals in the industry.
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Q&A with Two Top Leaders in Supply Chain Industry

October 24, 2022
Barbara Melvin, president and CEO of South Carolina Ports, and Annette Danek-Akey, Penguin Random House’s chief supply chain officer, share their thoughts on their supply chain operations.
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Father-Son Duo Take on UT’s Master’s in Supply Chain Management Online Together

May 23, 2022
Like so many parents with children in college, John Knox was fascinated to hear about his son’s studies in an unfamiliar field: supply chain management. “He would talk to me about what was going on in his classes and how motivated and excited he was to get into supply chain,” John says. “He talked a […]
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The Role of Integrated Business Planning in Growth Companies

September 14, 2021
Integrated business planning (IBP) is a process that can deliver efficiency and cost savings to all aspects of a supply chain. While implementing an IBP process may involve structural changes in how business and operations planning is done within an organization, the resulting improvements in supply chain operations are worth the effort.
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The Importance of Supply Chain Jobs during and after COVID-19

October 6, 2020
COVID-19 has highlighted the often underrated importance of supply chains.
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Empowering Women in Supply Chain

April 24, 2020
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business’s recent panel explored the crucial roles of women in supply chain management.
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Introducing the Role of CFO in Supply Chain Management

March 18, 2020
Supply chain management is increasingly recognized as a central driver of business profitability. The finance and management experience you gain by working in supply chain management is an excellent qualification for a CFO career path.
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Introducing the Role of the COO in the Supply Chain

February 14, 2020
Supply chain management experience is a great qualification for an executive position in operations. A supply chain professional in the COO role can help companies save money on operations, negotiate better contracts with vendors and suppliers, and find better sources for raw materials.
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Supply Chain Innovation in High Performance Organizations

February 4, 2020
Complex supply chains require innovation to manage, so high performance organizations are turning to practices developed by the Global Supply Chain Institute.
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Supply Chain Executive Careers

January 21, 2020
Supply chain management professionals have more possibilities for advancement within the ranks of corporations than ever before.