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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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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!

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.

[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.

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.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

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

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?

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.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Tennessee. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider

Talking Logistics

But what if instead of a Request for Proposal , the RFP became a Request for Partnership , as my friend Kate Vitasek from the University of Tennessee suggested several years ago ? Sending out a Request for Proposal — an RFP — is what most companies do when they’re looking for a technology solution. It seems like companies are starting to move in that direction, viewing and evaluating providers of technology not as prospective vendors , but as prospective partners.

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.

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.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Ford returned another 1,800 jobs to Tennessee to make Cadillac SRXs and build engines. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

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.

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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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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Collaboration in supply chain management is key

Kinaxis

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

3] Those states are: Utah, Nevada, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, and Texas. Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S. wants continued economic growth, its infrastructure needs to be repaired and/or upgraded.