Trip Report on University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum

Supply Chain Digest

Interesting Presentations from Caterpillar, Unilever, Procter and Gamble, Mondelez and More

The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

This troubling trend is explored in more detail in a new white paper published by the University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education titled, “Unpacking Risk Shifting: A White Paper Challenging Unreasonable Risk-Shifting in the Transportation and Logistics Industry.”

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Report Indicates Possible Potponement of Boeing South Carolina Unionization Vote

Supply Chain Matters

Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Social Responsibility Strategies for Global Supply Chains Boeing Charleston South Carolina production facility Boeing Supply Chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Volkswagen Chattanooga Tennessee facility Volkswagen supply chain About a month ago, Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to reports that the largest labor union at Boeing had filed a petition with the U.S.

Volkswagen Announces Expanded Investment in the United States

Supply Chain Matters

auto market in late 2016 and that the design and production of this vehicle will originate from VW’s current facility in Chattanooga Tennessee. The German based automaker indicated that it plans to invest $600 million to both establish a new research center to be named National Research& Development and Planning Center to help design this new SUV and expand the existing Chattanooga to accommodate a new SUV production line.

Creating a Transparent Supply Chain Best Practices

Supply Chain 24/7

This University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute whitepaper addresses the key issues in supply chain sustainability transparency, it presents the results that demonstrate the relationship between sustainable supply chain visibility, traceability, integrity, and transparency

How to Enhance Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of May 8, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

US Trade Deficit Soars, Union Pacific Knows How to Run a Railroad, New 3D Printing Factory Inside UPS Hub, Kroger Makea Progress in Hiring Disable for Tennessee DC

Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s, and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Kate Vitasek (University of Tennessee) and Karl Manrodt (Georgia Southern University) discuss the current state of Vested Outsourcing and the key findings from their latest book, Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s, and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

An extreme example of this is a ride from Chicago to Colesburg, Tennessee taking 18 days, 13 hours, and 57 minutes!

Conversation with Kate Vitasek, Author of “Vested Outsourcing”

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian interviews Kate Vitasek, who is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Here’s an excerpt: Unlearning is something that we see people struggle with every day in the University of Tennessee’s Vested Outsourcing and Collaborative Contracting classes.

2016 SCM World University 100

SCM Research

According to this ranking, the top 5 universities worldwide are: (1) Michigan State University, (2) Penn State University, (3) University of Tennessee, (4) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and (5) Arizona State University. This week, SCM World have published their “SCM World University 100” ranking, which aims to list the best business schools for supply chain talent worldwide.

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Successful Product Innovation Requires Supply Chain Insight

Material Handling & Logistics

A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute suggests some of the fault resides in the tendency of organizations to omit supply chain considerations when assessing a new product’s business case. “A

Collaboration in supply chain management is key

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Collaborating to Address the Transportation Network Gap

Ryder Exchange

This is why it was such a surprise to me when Ryder approached us at the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) with the issue of having to manually intervene the assignment and routing of shipments between dedicated fleets and common carriers they use to supplement capacity.

Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

BOSTON, MA, October, 27, 2017 – Research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute , and sponsored by Maine Pointe , identifies collaboration as one of six key elements of creating competitive advantages through supply chains.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Recently, I presented at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum.

Blockchain: Reflections on a Webinar

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I spoke at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Leaders Forum on innovation. The presentation focused on nine themes. One of the nine was blockchain. I asked the audience for a show of hands to understand how many of the supply chain leaders in the room were testing blockchain.

Optimize your transportation network with Ryder TranSync™

Ryder Exchange

A recent survey of Fortune 500 companies by the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, found that 76 percent of companies are using a mix of fleet and common carriers to deliver outbound shipments.

Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

Christopher Craighead, Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee The easiest and, in many cases, the most cost effective mitigation technique is analyzing partner (e.g., Developing supply chain risk mitigation strategy can be a time consuming task. To tackle risks timely, we invite experts to explain what strategy really works.

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Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Typically companies operated in silos, but according to a recent Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee survey, while some lines between business functions have blurred, silos still exist, especially between purchasing and logistics.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

The 21st Century Supply Chain

However, a 2014 report by University of Tennessee on managing risk in global supply chains points out that 90% of the firms surveyed do not quantify risk when outsourcing production!

Supply Chain Matters News Capsule for July 17; UPS, Foxconn, Mondelez, Typhoon Rammasun

Supply Chain Matters

In this capsule commentary, we include the following topics: UPS Memphis Facility Expansion Foxconn Plans for New Plant in China’s Guizhou Province Mondelez Continued Re-Structuring, A New SCRM Standard, Typhoon Impacts the Philippines UPS Kicks Off Expansion of Memphis Facility Global transportation and parcel giant UPS indicated this week that the services provider has kicked off construction related to the expansion of its Memphis Tennessee package distribution facility.

This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Just when you though the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate was a settled matter, legislators in South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee and Idaho are still fighting the battle.

Gifts, Donations, and Operations Management

APICS

The Wall Street Journal reports how Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee uses software to handle its supplies It’s the season of gift giving and charity. Like most businesses, food banks across the nation are realizing success from inventory management best practices, especially as they manage the increase in donations received from November through December.

Design for the Supply Chain Pt 4: Aesthetic

The 21st Century Supply Chain

In the context of global supply chains and off-shoring, a white paper by The University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) states: “In general, when organizations pursue cost-cutting without giving much thought to associated impacts on customer service, they operate in a cost world, and not a total cost of ownership or TCO world. (By Global Supply Chains – A Report by the Supply Chain Management Faculty at the University of Tennessee.

Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

Talking Logistics

Typically companies operated in silos, but according to a recent Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee survey, while some lines between business functions have blurred, silos still exist, especially between purchasing and logistics.

The Biggest Mistake When Selecting a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Paul Dittman, PhD and Kate Vitasek from the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business — I couldn’t wait to read it.

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Why Can’t The Supply Chain Get Rid of Abuse?

Material Handling & Logistics

Horrific working conditions endured by children farming tobacco in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia were reported in January of this year by Human Rights Watch. Let’s stop buying products where labor abuse exists in the supply chain.

4PLs: Collaboration Among Logistics Service Providers Creating More Value for Shippers

Cerasis

In fact, a team of researchers at the University of Tennessee further defined this relationship. Collaboration has always been seen as the stepchild at the logistics dinner table. It's nice to have around, but no one really wants to think about what collaboration means for the company.

Building Lean Supply Chain: The Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee is here with us. Have you ever wondered how to implement a lean supply chain successfully? In this guest commentary, J. Paul Dittmann Ph.D.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

On January 9, 2015, the president announced the launch of the latest regional manufacturing innovation hubs that will be led by the University of Tennessee. The great recession underscored some inherent weaknesses in the U.S. supply chain.