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.

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

April, 2017

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

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

November, 2016

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

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

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

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

December, 2015

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

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

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