The Global Supply Chain Institute coordinates the University of Tennessee’s broad spectrum of supply chain offerings and fulfills industry’s need for global supply chain information and best practices. The Institute delivers executive education, industry forums, research initiatives, custom programs, global partnerships, corporate audits, and more.
The University of Tennessee’s world-class faculty is one of the nation’s most published in supply chain and includes numerous endowed chairs held by academic leaders in marketing, logistics, and statistics.
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Robotics tops the list of most likely disruptors in next five years, 3D printing considered least viable in the short term.
(May 16, 2017)
The rising cost of transportation has created strife between shippers and carriers as they leverage the economics of supply and demand at the expense of each other, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute, this inherent conflict undermines a company’s ability to meet its supply chain and financial goals.
(April 28, 2017)
A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute outlines the best practices for leveraging transparency in supply chains for financial profit.
(February 09, 2017)
Critics have argued that U.S. multinationals are “abandoning” the home country and moving technology and jobs offshore through foreign operations and participation in global supply chains, actually, the reverse is true.
(February 01, 2017)
Following last year’s merger and acquisition frenzy, the speed of technology implementation by the new “mega 3PLs” will need to keep pace with the evolving challenges of omni-channel fulfillment, and those providers that meet shipper needs will remain dominant.
(June 06, 2016)
The discount retailer has poached Arthur Valdez, a 16-year veteran of Amazon.com, to head its supply chain and logistics operations as it looks to better integrate its stores with its fast-growing online digital e-commerce initiatives.
(February 29, 2016)
According to research by CIO Journal research Walmart is raiding eBay’s technical workforce in order to develop its own cloud based open source e-commerce platform.
(June 25, 2015)
UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute study identifies ways companies could mitigate those costs. She noted that many of those businesses are incorporating some new initiatives.
(June 21, 2015)
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