Industry-Focused White Papers

The Global Supply Chain Institute’s white papers, written and researched by the University of Tennessee’s globally ranked faculty, explore supply chain trends and challenges and discuss innovative approaches to supply chain management to reveal today’s best practices. Research from these white papers has appeared in leading business and industry publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Supply Chain Management Review and DC Logistics.

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Winning Supply Chain Transformational Leadership Practices

April, 2022
Understanding and Valuing the Impact of Agility in Your Supply Chain Cover

Understanding and Valuing the Impact of Agility in Your Supply Chain

March, 2022
White Paper Cover: Unlocking Value Through Sustainable Procurement

Unlocking Value Through Sustainable Procurement

October, 2021
White Paper Cover: Advancing E2E Agile Resiliency in Supply Chains

Advancing E2E Agile Resiliency in Supply Chains

January, 2021
White Paper Cover: End-to-End Supply Chain Synchronization: Orchestrating a Winning Strategy

End-to-End Supply Chain Synchronization: Orchestrating a Winning Strategy

April, 2020
White Paper Cover: EPIC Global Supply Chain Risk Assessment

EPIC Global Supply Chain Risk Assessment

April, 2020
White Paper Covers: Managing Cyber Risks in Global Supply Chains: The Four Fundamentals

Managing Cyber Risks in Global Supply Chains: The Four Fundamentals

April, 2020
White Paper Cover: Young Professional Women’s Perspectives on Supply Chain Diversity and Inclusion

Young Professional Women’s Perspectives on Supply Chain Diversity and Inclusion

November, 2019
White Paper Cover: High Performance Organization (HPO) Best Practices: People are the Heart of the Supply Chain

High Performance Organization (HPO) Best Practices: People are the Heart of the Supply Chain

November, 2019
White Paper Cover: End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Framework and Key Concepts: Why Planning is the “Brains” of the Supply Chain

End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Framework and Key Concepts: Why Planning is the “Brains” of the Supply Chain

April, 2019
White Paper Cover: Driving Shareholder Value with Your Supply Chain Insights to Help Unlock Value across Your Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage

Driving Shareholder Value with Your Supply Chain: Insights to Help Unlock Value across Your Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage

April, 2019
White Paper Cover: Supply Chain Integration Strategy Best Practices: Redefining the Value Derived from End-to-End, Integrated Supply Chains

Supply Chain Integration Strategy Best Practices: Redefining the Value Derived from End-to-End, Integrated Supply Chains

November, 2018
White Paper Cover: End-to-End Supply Chain Collaboration Best Practices: Creating Supply Chain Value by Working Together

End-to-End Supply Chain Collaboration Best Practices: Creating Supply Chain Value by Working Together

May, 2018
White Paper Cover: Advanced Demand/Supply Integration (DSI) Best Practices: Why S&OP Has Largely Not Been Effective in Last Four Decades

Advanced Demand/Supply Integration (DSI) Best Practices: Why S&OP Has Largely Not Been Effective in Last Four Decades

April, 2018
White Paper Cover: A Savvy Guide to the Digital Supply Chain: How to Evaluate and Leverage Technology to Build a Supply Chain for the Digital Age

A Savvy Guide to the Digital Supply Chain: How to Evaluate and Leverage Technology to Build a Supply Chain for the Digital Age

April, 2018
White Paper Cover: New Product Initiative Best Practices: Driving Incremental Value through Proactive Supply Chain Involvement

New Product Initiative Best Practices: Driving Incremental Value through Proactive Supply Chain Involvement

October, 2017
White Paper Cover: New Supply Chain Technology Best Practices: The Application of New Technology in the Physical Supply Chain

New Supply Chain Technology Best Practices: The Application of New Technology in the Physical Supply Chain

April, 2017
White Paper Cover: Creating a Transparent Supply Chain Best Practices: How to Enhance a Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency

Creating a Transparent Supply Chain Best Practices: How to Enhance a Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency

November, 2016
White Paper Cover: Selecting and Managing a Third-Party Logistics Provider: Best Practices

Selecting and Managing a Third-Party Logistics Provider: Best Practices

January, 2016
White Paper Cover: Platform Life Cycle Management Best Practices: Building Profits through Simplification, Standardization, Speed, and Scale

Platform Life Cycle Management Best Practices: Building Profits through Simplification, Standardization, Speed, and Scale

December, 2015
White Paper Cover: Transportation 2025 MegaTrends and Current Best Practices: Navigating in a Digital Economy

Transportation 2025 MegaTrends and Current Best Practices: Navigating in a Digital Economy

April, 2015
White Paper Cover: Supply Chain Talent: Our Most Important Resource

Supply Chain Talent: Our Most Important Resource

April, 2015
White Paper Cover: The ABCs of DCs - Distribution Center Management: A Best Practices Overview

The ABCs of DCs – Distribution Center Management: A Best Practices Overview

February, 2015
White Paper Cover: Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain

Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain

April, 2014
White Paper Cover: Bending the Chain: The Surprising Challenge of Integrating Purchasing and Logistics

Bending the Chain: The Surprising Challenge of Integrating Purchasing and Logistics

April, 2014
White Paper Cover: Game-Changing Trends in Supply Chain

Game-Changing Trends in Supply Chain

April, 2013