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Plaque Honoring Late Supply Chain Management Professor Unveiled

May 3, 2022
During a celebration of life memorializing Mary Holcomb, who served as the Gerald T. Niedert Professor of Supply Chain Management, a plaque honoring Holcomb’s career, service and compassion was unveiled.
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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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Investing in Supply Chain Agility Now Will Pay Dividends Later, According to New Research

March 30, 2022
Investing in supply chain agility – that is, the ability to quickly adjust tactics and operations to respond to changes, opportunities or threats – can help firms avoid or significantly lessen catastrophic supply chain disruptions.
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UT Haslam Supply Chain Graduate Programs Ranked No. 3 Among Publics by U.S. News

March 29, 2022
This marks the seventh year in a row that the supply chain graduate programs have placed in the top 10.
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The Challenge in a Granola Bar

January 24, 2022
To run their systems, supply chain managers the world over require expert advice from seasoned professionals and a steady stream of polished new talent. The Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, meets their needs.
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Unlocking Blockchain ROI: UT Study Examines Opportunities, Limits

January 7, 2022
Blockchain has been one of the most hyped technologies of the last decade, predicted to lead a revolutionary change in the way businesses operate. Gartner estimates it will generate $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030, addressing the real, oft-discussed problems and opportunities of end-to-end information sharing.
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Running a Supply Chain Ethically and Sustainably Is a Journey, Not a Destination

December 1, 2021
New research suggests that supply chain integrity can't be achieved through an all-or-nothing approach.
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Hybrid Last Mile Delivery Fleets Offer Sweet Spot Between Cost Efficiency and Service Quality

November 30, 2021
Speedy home delivery isn’t just a nice-to-have proposition in today’s competitive marketplace – it’s what most consumers expect. Large retailers such as Amazon, Target and Best Buy now offer same-day delivery for many products, raising new questions about how to balance cost with quality of service in the persistently inefficient last mile of delivery.
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Haslam Alumni and Corporate Partner Honored at Gala

November 18, 2021
Tom Bell, Randy Burleson, Wesley Rich and Ryder received awards at the 12th annual event.
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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.