UT Knoxville will co-host a global supply chain forum in Paris on June 13 and 14 that will feature leaders from international business giants such as Caterpillar and the BIC pen company. The second annual Western Europe Global Supply Chain Forum will provide a place for senior supply chain executives and renowned faculty to discuss global supply chain issues, opportunities, and best practices.
Supply chain News
The recruitment and development of talented supply chain managers is key to creating a long-term competitive advantage, according to the Global Supply Chain Institute advisory board. Senior supply chain executives from twenty-one leading global companies recently met in Atlanta for the board’s first face-to-face meeting to discuss key supply chain issues.
The UT Knoxville Global Supply Chain Institute welcomes Pilot Flying J as the 48th sponsor of its Supply Chain Forum. With more than 150 executives, representing forty-eight companies, currently sponsoring the forum, it is the largest supply chain forum in the academic world.
The Global Supply Chain Institute at UT Knoxville’s College of Business Administration co-founded with the ESSEC Business School a groundbreaking event in the European Union supply chain community. In June the two groups hosted Europe’s first Global Supply Chain Forum for supply chain executives and academics in Paris, France.
J. Paul Dittmann, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration, was one of fifteen individuals honored as an industry “Rainmaker” by DC Velocity, a leading magazine that caters to logistics managers and executives.
A team of four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, undergraduate students recently won the Third Annual IANA Logistics & Supply Chain Management Case Competition at the University of North Florida. This was the second time UT Knoxville participated in the competition.
Two recent surveys have ranked the supply chain management/logistics program at UT Knoxville among the nation’s best. The UT supply chain management/logistics programs rank No. 4 in the U.S., as published in Supply Chain Management Review, the industry’s most respected executive-oriented publication. These results are corroborated by a recent University of Dayton School of Business survey that nationally ranks the college’s logistics offerings No. 2.