Supply Chain Forum Agenda

Tuesday, November 9

Check-In: Speed Networking with SCM Students

Registration is required and space is limited for our Speed Networking with SCM Students session. For more information and to pre-register, contact Cole Burns at burns@utk.edu.

Tuesday, November 9 (late afternoon)

Speed Networking with SCM Students

A lively and interactive networking session with Supply Chain Management Scholars of Distinction, a select group of rising 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year SCM students, eager to meet industry professionals and gain firsthand knowledge about SCM job opportunities and career paths.

Tuesday, November 9 (late afternoon)

Opening Reception

Before we dive into mega sessions and breakouts, join us at the opening reception for hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Connect with other SCM professionals and UT faculty and staff at this casual networking event.

Tuesday, November 9 (evening)

Location: Knoxville Convention Center

Wednesday, November 10

Registration and Breakfast

Stop by the registration table and enjoy a continental breakfast before a day of mega sessions, and breakouts.

Wednesday, November 10 (morning)

Economic Impacts in the Freight Marketplace

Mega session

Wednesday, November 10 (morning)

Speakers: 

  • Brent Hutto, Chief Relationship Officer, Truckstop.com
  • Avery Vise, VP Trucking, from FTR Intelligence
  • Tom Goldsby, Professor; Dee and Jimmy Haslam Chair in Logistics; Co-Faculty Director, UT's Global Supply

End to End Supply Chain from the C-Suite

Mega Session: What happens when supply chain gets a seat at the leadership table? How does it impact end-to-end results?

Wednesday, November 10 (morning)

Speaker: 

  • Glen McIntosh, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Little Caesar's

Live Hot Topic Discussion and Synthesis

Mega session: Join peers, UT faculty, and UT students for a topical discussion on supply chain talent solutions and our digital evolution as a discipline.

Wednesday, November 10 (morning)

Facilitator: 

  • Mary Long, Director, Supply Chain Forum, UT's Global Supply Chain Institute

Lunch and Award Presentations

Enjoy lunch with peers and casual table-top discussion groups, followed by a brief presentation of awards and recognition.

Wednesday, November 10 (afternoon)

Breakout Sessions

Navigating Global Risk: Insights From the 2021 EPIC Report The pandemic is subsiding, but global risks remain. This session will provide insights from the 2021 EPIC report, your perennial guide to country risk for global supply chains. The session will focus on three critical topics; Global ESG Risks and Rewards, US-China Decoupling, and Global Price-Inflation Risk. Next, a case study will show how the EPIC report can integrate into your ongoing risk management activities. Finally, we’ll open the floor for a substantial Q&A session, so bring your questions.

Wednesday, November 10 (afternoon)

Speakers:

  • Alan Amling, Fellow, UT's Global Supply Chain
  • Sara Hsu, Visiting Scholar, Fudan University
  • Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights, LLC
  • Paul Bingham, IHS Markit

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Unlocking Value Through Sustainable Procurement In the modern marketplace, organizations don’t embed sustainability in their strategies as a matter of choice, but as a matter of competitive necessity. In this broad corporate movement toward pro-sustainability policies and practices, one business function plays an especially vital, yet under-appreciated role: the end-to-end supply chain. In fact, a 2020 UN Global Compact report found that supply chains represent the biggest challenge in advancing the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With increasing pressure from consumers, employees, regulators, and investors, sustainable supply solutions are a cost of doing business necessary to compete in the market. Learn what capabilities procurement organizations will need to embrace in order to become a sustainability catalyst, while also delivering on financial objectives.

Wednesday, November 10 (afternoon)

Speakers:

  • Andrea Sordi, Clinical Assistant Professor, UT's Global Supply Chain Institute
  • Wendy Tate, William J. Taylor Professor in Business; Massingale Faculty Research Fellow, UT
  • Yves Thill, AT Kearney
  • Arshito Raju, AT Kearney

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The Pay Equity and Diverse Talent Retention ConnectionThis panel will offer an overview of the conversations surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in today's organizational climate. The discussion will highlight gains made, challenges that still remain, and potential paths to progress, with particular emphasis on how firms can construct (or reconstruct) their SCM talent portfolio from a DEI and pay equity perspective.

Wednesday, November 10 (afternoon)

Speaker:

  • Yemisi Bolumole, Ryder Professor in Supply Chain Management, UT

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International Trade

Wednesday, November 10 (afternoon)

Speaker:

  • George Schaur, George A. Spiva Scholar, R. Stanley Bowden II Faculty Research Fellow, Graduate Programs Director for Economics, Professor, UT

Is Embracing Digitalization the Key to a Customer-Centric SC?

Mega session

Wednesday, November 10 (afternoon)

Speaker: 

  • Kendra Phillips, CTO, Ryder

Breakout Sessions

This is your second chance to attend one of the above-mentioned breakout sessions!

Wednesday, November 10 (afternoon)

Evening Reception

Join us at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Wednesday, November 10 (evening)

Location: Knoxville Museum of Art

Thursday, November 11

Breakfast and Research in Brief

Thursday, November 11 (morning)

Facilitator: 

  • Ted Stank, Professor; Harry J. & Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence; Co-Faculty Director, UT's Global Supply Chain Institute

Future of Analytics Panel

Thursday, November 11 (morning)

Panelists:

  • Lance Saunders, Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management
  • Brian Stevens
  • Caroline Jones, Operations Development Analyst, BP

Lunch

Grab a quick bite to eat before hitting the road!

Thursday, November 11 (afternoon)

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