Supply Chain Executives

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Straight From the Source: What Makes an Intern Return?

November 20, 2023
This is one of two posts based on sessions from the 2023 Fall Supply Chain Forum, which took place from November 7–9 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Attendees may download the full presentation from the session under Resources in the GSCI app. Read the first article on leadership and talent development with Tennessee softball coach Karen Weekly.
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UT Haslam’s Executive MBA Achieves Major International Ranking

October 25, 2023
The Executive MBA program (EMBA) in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business ranks No. 14 among U.S. public universities, No. 31 nationally and No. 92 globally in the London-based Financial Times’ latest executive MBA rankings.

SC Ports CEO Melvin named ‘Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain’

May 11, 2023
South Carolina Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin received the Outstanding Women in Supply Chain Award from supply chain management students at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Winter Advisory Board Meeting: SCM Program Growth, Digitalization and the Economy, and Supply Chain Planning

February 16, 2023
The first Global Supply Chain Institute Advisory Board meeting of 2023 recently took place at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The GSCI Advisory Board, composed of senior leaders from Supply Chain Forum partners representing public and private companies of all sizes, provides guidance and direction for the institute.
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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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Lowe’s EVP of Supply Chain Donald Frieson (’90) Named 2022 Distinguished Alumnus

September 19, 2022
Donald E. Frieson, currently executive vice president of supply chain for Lowe's, was among six University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduates honored with the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award. The highest alumni award given, it is reserved for those who have excelled at the national or international level and attained extraordinary success, brought credit and acclaim to UT, and benefited society at large.
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New research from UT delivers best supply chain management leadership practices for the future

April 26, 2022
For the paper, “Winning Supply Chain Transformational Leadership Practices,” sponsored by Daugherty Business Solutions, researchers from the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business interviewed supply chain leaders from 16 benchmark companies across seven industries with experience in Latin America, India, China, Europe and North America to gain their insights into best practices for supply chain management in the 2020s. 
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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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Student Perspectives on the MS-SCM – Online

June 26, 2020
Students of Haslam’s Online MS-SCM discuss the standout features of the program.
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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.