Relocation of manufacturing and product sourcing to emerging economies is no longer the gold standard for global businesses, according to a study from the Global Supply Chain Institute in UT’s Haslam College of Business.
Global Supply Chain Institute News
The Supply Chain Forum this fall boasted record attendance and some of the most influential speakers in the event’s twenty-year history.
Outside risks can stretch supply chains’ capabilities to the breaking point, but executives who run them often fail to develop risk contingency plans, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
Organizations that closely integrate their purchasing and logistics functions deliver better business results, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute. But the study, involving more than 180 supply chain professionals, also shows that many firms fail to capitalize on this opportunity and have supply chains where purchasing and logistics operate in “silos” with little cohesion.
New federal regulations mandating rest time for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute. The new hours-of-service rules are designed to improve driver safety by reducing truck driver fatigue. But the rules also mean it might take longer for companies to transport their products or force them
New federal regulations mandating rest time for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute. The new hours-of-service rules from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are designed to improve driver safety by reducing truck driver fatigue.
J. Paul Dittmann, executive director of UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute, has accepted a position on the board of directors for Kenco. Kenco is a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment, transportation services, and intelligent information technology. Jane Kennedy Greene, Kenco chairwoman and CEO, said Dittmann will expand the diversity of background and experience on the board.
A recent UT report has pinpointed ten game-changing supply chain trends that can help companies improve their operations. The university’s Global Supply Chain Institute researched the topic and identified and tracked the trends. UT supply chain management faculty surveyed 163 supply chain professionals from 132 global companies to develop the list.
An industry publication has named supply chain lecturer J. Paul Dittmann as one of the top ten supply chain thought leaders in the world. Dittmann is the executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute in the College of Business Administration. SCM Operations developed the list based on a literature review using data searches through the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review publications.
Dealing with the uncertainty and risk in the supply chain industry caused by the tough economic climate in Europe is a priority for supply chain leaders around the world. Executives gathered in Paris this summer to discuss best practices on addressing the situation during the European meeting of the Global Supply Chain Forum, organized by UT Knoxville.