Careers in Supply Chain Management

Headshot of Andrea Sordi Clinical Assistant Professor

Diversifying a Supply Chain: Building Competitive Advantage

May 11, 2022
Meet Andrea Sordi, Academic Director of the Executive MBA in Global Supply Chain and 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 professional experience observing supply chain trends from the front row of the consumer goods industry.
Headshot of Alan Amlang Distinguished Fellow

Challenges with The Last Mile of Consumer Goods Delivery

April 27, 2022
Meet Alan Amling, a distinguished fellow at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute, whose expertise lies in harnessing digital disruption for success. Amling is a A TED speaker, member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute and the CEO of advisory firm Thrive and Advance LLC.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Assistant Professor Justin Kistler

Supply Chain Data Visualizations that Tell a Story

April 13, 2022
Meet Justin Kistler, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, whose expertise lies in manufacturing and service operations. Through his past research, Kistler has explored redesign and the interface between regulatory policy and service operations, particularly in the healthcare industry.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Assistant Department Head J. Paul Dittman

How Supply Chain Management Performance Drives Shareholder Value

March 30, 2022
Meet Paul Dittmann, assistant department head for supply chain management and distinguished lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. Prior to coming to UT and the Global Supply Chain Institute, Dittmann had a 32-year career where he served in various supply chain leadership roles at the Whirlpool Corporation. Dittmann has also managed a variety of projects and supply chain audits for companies and firms like Walgreens and Pfizer.

The Next Evolution of Global Supply Chain Management: A Q&A With Pam Donovan

December 1, 2021
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.
Professor Andrea Sordi

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.

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.

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.
Supply chain management student taking integrated business strategy notes

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.