From November 7–9, the Global Supply Chain Institute and the Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomed hundreds of supply chain professionals, leaders, and students to another incredible iteration of our Supply Chain Forum.
Below is a summary of everything you need to know.
Relive the best of the forum
In the GSCI app, attendees can visit the Agenda to view video recordings of each Main Session and access slide decks from all of the presentations. While there, take a moment (less than five minutes) to rate each session and provide our team with feedback. This lets us know how we can offer greater value to you next time!
GSCI gates much of our forum content to maximize the value you receive as an exclusive partner. However, we have provided recaps of two popular sessions.
- “Straight from the Source: What Makes an Intern Return?” led by Tyler Orr, associate director of student development and career management. Log-in to the app to view his presentation as well as an intern best practices sheet for employers.
- “Leadership and Talent Development,” a conversation between department head John Bell and Tennessee softball head coach Karen Weekly, who has guided her team to eight Women’s College World Series appearances and more than 1,000 wins in her 23 years at the helm.
This month’s Tennessee on Supply Chain Management podcast episode was recorded live at the forum between hosts Ted Stank and Tom Goldsby and guest Jim Newsome, a Tennessee alum and former president and CEO of South Carolina Ports. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
And if you saw a photographer getting around, it’s because we put together a photo album with hundreds of shots from all three days. Look for yourself and share on social media—make sure to tag us on LinkedIn and Instagram.
Grow as a supply chain professional
Apply to participate in the upcoming sessions of the SCM Leadership (January 31–May 7) and SCM Finance (March 4–April 29) academies. These flexible online courses not only fast-track your way to a master’s degree with less time commitment, but they’ve also helped supply chain professionals expand their networks, grow within their organizations, and drive value for the business. Plus, partners get a 15% discount!
At the forum, attendees heard from Dan Pellathy and Mike Burnette about their applied research report looking at the value of supply chain planning. If you didn’t pick up a physical copy of “Advanced Supply Chain Planning: Leading-Edge Capabilities Needed to Win in 2030,” you can now download it for free below.
Regardless of whether your company is a partner, you can keep up with the latest industry insights, trends, and research from UT’s supply chain faculty by signing up for our once-a-month newsletter.
Save the dates
Our next two big events will arrive before you know it.
Register your company to participate in the SCM Career Expo (February 12), an exclusive opportunity for partners to recruit our top students for internships, summer positions, and full-time entry-level jobs. Sign up early to guarantee a table.
The Spring Supply Chain Forum will be held April 9-11, 2024, at the Marriott Knoxville Downtown. And we have a feeling it will only get bigger and better.
If your company is not an SCF partner, contact us to speak with a team member about either of our two corporate partnership options.