Spring 2022 Supply Chain Forum Agenda

April 12-14, 2022

The spring 2022 Supply Chain Forum was an in-person event hosted at the newly renovated Marriott Knoxville Downtown. Below you’ll find an overview of the spring agenda. Detailed session descriptions, full speaker bios, exclusive resources and more are accessible to past attendees in the GSCI app.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

We kicked off the Supply Chain Forum Tuesday afternoon with our interactive Speed Networking with SCM Students event. Contact Cole Burns if you need more information. Everyone in attendance is invited to join the evening reception.

  • 3:30-4 p.m. Check-in for Speed Networking: Pre-registration is required.
  • 4-5:30 p.m. 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.
  • 6-8 p.m. Opening Reception: Before we dive into mega sessions and breakouts, join us at the opening reception for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and brief remarks from Ted Stank, GSCI. Connect with other SCM professionals and UT faculty and staff at this casual networking event.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Get ready for an early start! After registration and breakfast, we have a content-packed day of mega sessions and breakouts. Then we’ll head to Knoxville’s Sunsphere for a relaxing evening reception with colleagues, UT faculty and staff and select UT SCM students.

  • 7:45-8:15 a.m. Breakfast and Registration: Stop by the registration table and then enjoy a continental breakfast
  • 8:15-8:30 a.m. Opening Reception: A brief welcome and GSCI update from Shay Scott, GSCI
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mega Session: Don Frieson, EVP Supply Chain for Lowe’s and George Vincent, Gochberg Scholar, University of Tennessee, Knoxville – “Customer-Driven Supply Chain Transformation”
  • 9:45-11:15 a.m. Mega Session: Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network – “Disaster Simulation: Supply Chains to the Rescue
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch: Enjoy lunch and find out who will receive the NeXxus award
  • 1-2 & 2:15-3:15 p.m. Breakout Option 1: Understanding and Valuing the Impact of Agility in Your Supply Chain: Leading Practices for Supply Chain Professionals
    Speakers: Daniel Pellathy, Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University and Tom Goldsby, Professor and Dee and Jimmy Haslam Chair in Logistics
  • 1-2 & 2:15-3:15 p.m. Breakout Option 2: Winning Supply Chain Transformational Leadership Practices
    Speakers: Michael Burnette, GSCI Fellow, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Daniel Myers, GSCI Distinguished Fellow, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Dave Hoyt, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Vice President, Solution Delivery, Daugherty Business Solutions
  • 1-2 & 2:15-3:15 p.m. Breakout Option 3: Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recovery Skills = SC Resilience
    Speakers: Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network, Mary Long, Lecturer, Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights
  • 1-2 & 2:15-3:15 p.m. Breakout Option 4: Elevating Transportation Performance and Economic Significance: A Tomorrow Perspective
    Speaker: Yemisi Bolumole, Ryder Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 3:45-4:45 p.m. Mega Session: Ed Jones, President and CEO, HealthTrust and Justin Kistler, Assistant Professor, University of Tennesse, Knoxville – “Global Supply Chain Disruptions in today’s healthcare market: What is the new normal?
  • 6-8 p.m. Evening Reception: Join us at the Sunsphere located at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Join us for breakfast and more mega sessions. We’ll wrap up with a quick lunch before everyone heads home.

  • 8-8:30 a.m. Opening Breakfast and Announcements
  • 8:45-9:45 a.m. Mega Session: Linda Kah, Kenneth G. Walker Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville – “A Day on Mars: Complexity of Rover Science
    Joining Kah is John Bell, Department Head, Supply Chain Management, Daniel & Karen Myers Faculty Scholar, Nancy and David McKinney Faculty Research Fellow, Director of Supply Chain Management Ph.D. Program, and Gerald T. Niedert Professor in Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 10-11 a.m. Mega Session: “The Future of Data Analytics In Supply Chain at UT”
    Speakers: Lance Saunders, Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management and Stewart Bartley Family Faculty Research Fellow, Todd Caywood, Supply Chain Transformation Analyst, Eastman, Caroline Jones, Operations Development Program, BP, Chris Qualls, Sr. Transportation Specialist, Denso and Natalie Walker, Global Supply Chain Manager, Tesla
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Closing Lunch: Sit down for lunch with colleagues before you head out, or grab lunch to-go!