EPIC Supply Chain Framework

How to Assess Risk & Measure Global Supply Chain Readiness   

“EPIC Framework, Supply Chain Risk Assessment, Tools, and Research”    

A White Paper by the University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute 


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Authors:Alan Amling, PhD; Aleksandra Maguire; Alexandre M. Rodrigues, PhD; Kristyna Alexova; Shay D. Scott, PhD; Theodore P. Stank, PhD
Date: April, 2020

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While the COVID-19 pandemic may be the most significant supply chain disruption in recent memory, it was not the first and certainly won’t be the last. Supply chain risks stem from a variety of unpredictable environmental, political, business, and social factors, and supply chain leaders should be prepared with adequate resources to assess risk and plan, prepare, and measure global supply chain capabilities.

“The resilience of global supply chains is being tested. Supply chain leaders are being tested. Our view at the University of Tennessee is that if you prepare for what is known, you will be in a better position to react to what is unknown."

This white paper equips supply chain leaders with the EPIC supply chain structure, which served as the framework for assessing 64 countries in 10 geographic regions around the globe on their supply chain readiness from four perspectives: Economy (E), Politics (P), Infrastructure (I), and Competence (C).

Download to learn how to use the EPIC framework, conduct global supply chain readiness assessments, and begin making more informed decisions as a global supply chain leader.

Who This White Paper is Primarily For: Corporate CEOs, Supply Chain Professionals, Chief Procurement Officers, Chief Supply Chain Officers, and Supply Chain Students. 

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In this video series, University of Tennessee, Knoxville business professor Sara Hsu interviews experts to learn how they manage risks to their supply chains.

Once you’ve downloaded and read this white paper and watched the video series above, watch the Fall 2021 Supply Chain Forum session on navigating global risks using insights from the EPIC Report. The video includes a discussion of global ESG risks and rewards, U.S.-China decoupling, global price inflation risk, as well as a Q&A session.

Brought to you by the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute with speakers:
  • Alan Amling, Fellow, UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute
  • Sara Hsu, Clinical Associate Professor, UT Department of Supply Chain Management
  • Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights, LLC
  • Paul Bingham, Director of Transportation Consulting, IHS Markit
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