Haslam’s Recognized Leadership in Supply Chain Excellence
Many factors contribute to Haslam’s recognized leadership in supply chain management. The school’s faculty are industry thought leaders who publish their research and insights regularly. In addition, the school is home to the Global Supply Chain Institute, which brings together both research and real-world experience. Whether online or on campus, Haslam is a hub for students and professionals to gather, exchange ideas, and propel the industry forward.
As one of the top-ranked programs globally, Haslam’s faculty are often consulted for their expertise. Recently Mitch Mac Donald, at DC Velocity, spoke with Haslam’s Randy Bradley about predictive analytics, one of the most talked about trends in the industry. Technological advancements offer massive opportunity in the supply chain, but big data must be understood for its benefits to be felt. Bradley has spent most of his career specializing in analyzing data and driving value with the results, helping companies break their data out of silos and develop analytic strategies. He believes organizations need what he calls a “cohesive process” to understand the flow of data.
Recently, Haslam faculty have written papers sponsored by companies like IBM, Bush Brothers and Company and Maine Pointe on the digital supply chain, end-to-end supply chain planning and driving shareholder value, respectively.
For “End-to-End Supply Chain Planning and Key Concepts,” published in April 2019, Chad Autry—FedEx Corporation Endowed Professor of Supply Chain, Wisecarver Faculty Research Fellow, Kinney Family Faculty Research Fellow, and Department Head—worked with Michael Burnett—Associate Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute—to address challenges facing executives who urgently need to improve planning and systems processes. Both Chad Autry and Michael Burnett have also contributed to media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, New Equipment Digest, DC Velocity and more.
2019 Global Supply Chain Institute
The Global Supply Chain Institute helps distinguish Haslam as the leading supply chain program. The Institute brings together research and real-world experience, helping students to both network and gain experience, and helping companies with cutting-edge research.
In mid-April, the Global Supply Chain Institute held its semi-annual Supply Chain Forum, an event that draws speakers from industry-leading companies. At the event, researchers, practitioners, recruiters and supply chain professionals come together in one place. Among those giving talks this year were Karl Gernandt, executive chairman at Kuehue Holding AG; Michael Ku, vice president of research and development for supply chain with Pfizer; and Don Bruce, Douglas and Brenda Home Professor of Business at Haslam. During the forum, the institute shared two new white papers, “End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Framework and Key Concepts,” and “Driving Shareholder Value with your Supply Chain.”
The Haslam Community
Haslam is a vibrant, dedicated community of business leaders committed to thinking big and improving the world.
In addition to the Global Supply Chain Institute, Haslam offers:
- Haslam Magazine: A bi-annual print publication mailed to alumni, friends and partners.
- The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research: A department within Haslam that researches state and national economic trends for UT Knoxville, state agencies, and private and public organizations.
- The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Founded in 2010, the Anderson Center fosters an entrepreneurial culture and connects students with mentors and resources to successfully start and grow new businesses.
The Haslam College of Business is now expanding its industry-leading supply chain program by offering an online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. The online program—which offers even greater flexibility by allowing full-time or part-time completion—connects students with Haslam’s renowned faculty, the Global Supply Chain Institute, and the Haslam community.