Supply Chain Executives

Ted Stank and Dave Clark address a crowd from a classroom in the Haslam College of Business.

Former Amazon CEO Dave Clark (’99) Holds Campus Fireside Chat with Ted Stank

May 13, 2024
Dave Clark (MBA, ’99), a longtime leader at the online retail and web services giant, Amazon, visited the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business in April for a fireside chat before a standing-room-only crowd of about 250 students, faculty and staff.
Michelle Dilley, CEO of AWESOME, speaks with moderator Nicole Carvagno at the Supply Chain Forum

In Conversation with Michelle Dilley, NeXxus Woman of the Year and CEO of AWESOME

April 22, 2024
In a fireside chat at the Spring 2024 Supply Chain Forum, UT senior Nicole Carvagno spoke with Michelle Dilley, CEO of AWESOME and recipient of the 2024 NeXxus Woman of the Year award, about the wisdom she’s gleaned during a 30-year career dedicated to mentoring supply chain professionals into leaders.
John Bell interviewing UT System President Randy Boyd at the Supply Chain Forum.

Beyond Supply Chain with Randy Boyd

April 15, 2024
UT supply chain department head John Bell in conversation with entrepreneur and UT System President Randy Boyd. This is one of two posts based on sessions from the Spring 2024 Supply Chain Forum, which took place from April 9–11 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Tyler Orr speaking at supply chain forum

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.