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Supply Chain Digest

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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.” 3PL Outsourcing Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Supply Chain Risk Management Gresham's Law Kate Vitasek logistics outsourcing procurement risk shifting University of Tennessee Vested

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Shareholder Value is Inextricably Linked to Supply Chain Performance

Material Handling and Logistics

"Supply chain integration is an increasingly essential component of shareholder value, and to achieve that, supply chain leaders need to speak the language of the Board of Directors and the executive suite,” said Paul Dittmann of the University of Tennessee

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

Best Practices for Supply Chain Transparency

Supply Chain 24/7

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

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Understanding the Supply Chain Efficient Frontier

Supply Chain Digest

Sean Willems of University of Tennessee with Some New Ways to Consider Tradeoff Curves

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

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 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

How to Enhance Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency

Material Handling & Logistics

"No longer can supplier issues like child labor utilization, product contamination, sweatshop factory conditions, polluted waterways, or toxic spills be ignored, (to name just a few types of concerns that have been showcased in recent years) be ignored by major manufactures or remain hidden from the broader public," says University of Tennessee study.

Successful Product Innovation Requires Supply Chain Insight

Material Handling and 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 Note: This article originally appeared on the University of Tennessee Knoxville website.

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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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.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

I don’t think so; yet, there is an IBM sponsored whitepaper from the University of Tennessee sharing insights from Mondelez leadership in supply chain management. On a cold Boston winter day, I slipped into my seat on a back row in a packed conference room at AMR Research. Heavily booked and running from meeting to meeting, I was late. As I squeezed into the middle seat of a crowded conference room, I got the stare.

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

Kinaxis

An extreme example of this is a ride from Chicago to Colesburg, Tennessee taking 18 days, 13 hours, and 57 minutes! by Dr. Madhav Durbha CSX, one of the only two railroad operators in the USA that handles nearly all the shipments that move by train east of the Mississippi River has been experiencing serious challenges since the month of May. The reasons behind this were well chronicled in a recent Wall Street Journal article.

Amazon plans expansion of North American facilities in Mississippi and Alberta

EFT

Amazon is also updating an existing 554,000-square-foot building in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park, situated southeast of Memphis International Airport in Tennessee. Tennessee Valley Authority is also assisting. Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is opening a 1-million-square-foot distribution centre in Leduc County, south of Edmonton, which will reportedly create 600 full-time jobs by 2020.

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. Research confirms cross-functional collaboration and supply chain integration are challenging business goals that many companies deprioritize because the value is difficult to define.

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to a paper published by the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, only 25% of a typical company’s end-to-end supply chain is being assessed in any way for risk.

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

Material Handling and 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. How many years has it been since we first heard about those tragic Foxconn workers who preferred to jump to their deaths from the factory dorms where they lived, rather than continue to work in hazardous conditions? The answer is eight.

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Chris Bolen

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

He joined the company’s Management Trainee Program right after graduating in Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee. For over a decade, Chris Bolen has been helping make warehouses more productive and efficient at Saddle Creek Logistics Services. He has spent his career growing his knowledge in logistics and expanding his responsibilities at Saddle Creek.

Ryan Cunningham

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

Ryan joined the MTP program as a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a degree in Supply Chain Management, a collateral in Marketing, and a dual minor in Spanish and Entrepreneurship. What makes you want to join a new company? For Ryan Cunningham, a Supervisor at Saddle Creek Logistics Services in Fort Worth, Texas, a supportive work environment was crucial. That was the primary reason he joined the company’s Management Trainee Program (MTP) in 2019. “I

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. I’ve been a long-time advocate of the Vested model, ever since I took one of the first courses on it at the University of Tennessee in April 2009.

Unpacking Sourcing Business Models: 21st Century Solutions for Sourcing Services

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper is a collaborative effort among the University of Tennessee, the Sourcing Industry Group, the Center for Outsourcing Research and Education, the International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management, and was the inspiration for the 2015 book, Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy: Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models in Modern Procurement

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? Will that future arrive soon or many years from now, if ever?

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. After all, how can two competitors collaborate without compromising the information and structure of each company?

Design for the Supply Chain Pt 4: Aesthetic

Kinaxis

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.

Collaboration in supply chain management is key

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld When scrolling through my news feed Friday, I found this article from SCN : “ Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains “ The article describes research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute.

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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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. I saw no raised hands. Later that afternoon, I hosted a webinar featuring blockchain case studies. The Supply Chain Insights webinar series is designed as an educational forum for learning.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

When I went to engineering school at the University of Tennessee in 1974, there were two women in my class. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego. It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. It appears SO barren from my window in seat 4D. It has been a good week. I now have a working manuscript for the entire book of Metrics That Matter.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Recently, I presented at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum. Financial Reengineering is the radical redesign of business processes and organizational structure in order to achieve significant improvements in performance, such as productivity, cost reduction, cycle time, and quality. It is the basis for many recent developments in management. Sounds good? Right? Think again. The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction.

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to a paper published by the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, only 25% of a typical company’s end-to-end supply chain is being assessed in any way for risk. As governments and healthcare agencies around the world work to stop the spread of the coronavirus, importers and exporters across 164 countries are struggling to manage the pandemic’s growing impact on their supply chains.

Lean and Green Supply Chain Initiatives Can Be Complimentary

ModusLink Corporation

Previous commentaries on Value Unchained noted a recent University of Tennessee research study, “Green, Lean and Global Supply Chain Strategies.” In the posting, Beyond the Research Part Three: Green and Lean Global Supply Chain Strategies , the researchers at the University of Tennessee made a rather important observation. Instilling a “language of green”, as noted by the University of Tennessee researchers is key, and examples can be garnered from other firms.

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Porch pirates: examining unattended package theft through crime script analysis

Logistics Trends and Insights

A share from Ben Stickle of Middle Tennessee State University. The full article is available here for a limited time. Package theft is an emerging crime type due to the tremendous growth in online shopping and the delivery of goods directly to a home.

The Problem with “No Problems”

Talking Logistics

Andy received both a BS Degree in Logistics and Transportation and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Warehouse managers might think a report of “no problems” means their warehouse is running in top form — but there is a big problem with a report of “no problem.”. You’ve probably heard the story of the Toyota executive who, while touring a plant, asked about the problems that factory faced.