Essential reading from leading researchers and scholars on the latest trends and topics relevant to global supply chain management.

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A Guide to Demand Forecasting in Supply Chain Management

March 19, 2021
One of the greatest challenges in supply chain management is demand forecasting. This guide covers the essentials for supply chain professionals and academics.
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COVID-19 Drives Shareholders to Value More Resilient Supply Chain Design

March 12, 2021
For almost 20 years, supply chains’ value to the organization centered on efficiency and cost minimization, creating complexity and—as COVID-19 has demonstrated in the extreme—leaving enterprises vulnerable to disruption.
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In Memoriam: Mary Holcomb

February 18, 2021
Mary Holcomb, professor at the Haslam College of Business for more than 28 years, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. Mary was a true Vol for life.
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A Logistics Logjam Is Coming – Are We Ready?

February 5, 2021
Two irresistible forces soon will crash together in the Western world: the e-commerce boom and the accelerating population shift to urban areas. When these two trends collide, they’ll create a challenge that United States and European logistics systems currently can’t handle.
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Purchasing’s Hidden Dilemma: Conflicted Role in New Product Development Costing

January 29, 2021
Organizations that want to remain competitive make controlling costs and growing profit margins top priorities.
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Holiday Season Shipping Issues: Your Questions Answered

December 7, 2020
With the novel coronavirus still wreaking havoc on the economy, holiday shoppers are naturally anxious about gifts they have ordered arriving on time.
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Why Logistics is an Essential Part of Supply Chain Management

December 4, 2020
Advanced logistics, lean management, and optimization produce the most efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable supply chains.
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UT Named Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

November 5, 2020
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has earned national recognition as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University. This designation acknowledges the exceptional ways UT cultivates community engagement, economic growth and workforce development across the state of Tennessee and beyond.
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Graduate Programs See Increase in Enrollment, Student Interaction

October 20, 2020
The Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hasn’t let the pandemic stop it from having record enrollment and increased interaction with students.
The COVID-19 pandemic is driving supply chains toward a more agile future.

Pandemic Drives Supply Chains to More Agile Future

October 19, 2020
University of Tennessee Research Finds Key Trends Shaping Transportation