Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Supply Chain Forum

Twice a year, more than 250 professionals from 70+ top companies meet for a day and a half of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, networking and recruiting opportunities.

Learn More

Recruit Our Students

The Haslam College of Business prepares students with a broad, cross-disciplinary approach to supply chain management. As a result, our graduates are sought after by the most prominent businesses in the industry, averaging more than 130 companies per year.

Learn More

Executive Education

The Haslam College of Business’s faculty experts teach classes that offer immediate application outside the classroom ranging in duration from one day to 11 months.

Learn More

Executive MBA

The Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain takes an interdisciplinary approach to real-world challenges and develops new leadership skills.

Learn More

MS in Supply Chain Management Online

The priority deadline for summer 2021 enrollment is February 17, 2021. The final application deadline is April 12, 2021.

Classes begin in May.

Learn More

Future Trends Shaping Transportation

The 2020 pandemic highlighted the importance of end-to-end supply chain visibility. Where were all the products missing from store shelves? Answering that question required visibility to the physical location, status, and condition of the product in motion. Visibility is more easily achieved within the four walls of a manufacturing facility or distribution center; once a product is out on the ocean, rails, or roadways, establishing continuous connectivity and visibility becomes a far greater challenge, particularly in global settings. Hence, this timely dive into a deeper look at the future of transportation, the chief agent of motion in our global supply chains.


Cybersecurity threats are a growing, technologically advanced risk to global supply chains. Yet, too many supply chain managers continue to react to these threats in 20th-century ways. The paper focuses on the best practices to reducing cyber risk across the end-to-end, integrated supply chain. Based on interviews with cyber experts from more than 30 organizations, the paper outlines four essentials for securing the supply chain.


Benchmark supply chains are early adopters of end-to-end strategies (E2E) that create competitive advantages. To maintain competitive advantage, leading companies are now working to synchronize their “three Ps,” physical assets, business processes and people systems, with their core business drivers. The goal? Achieving total value in the supply chain.

Featured Experts

View All

Ted Stank


Wendy Tate

Ray and Joan Myatt Faculty Research Fellow

Shay Scott

Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute

Mandyam Srinivasan

Professor Emeritus

Kate Vitasek

Adjunct Faculty

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about how to partner with the Global Supply Chain Institute on talent development, best practice research, supply chain audits or custom projects, please contact us.

To stay up to date on our latest thought leadership and news, sign up below. 

news-ut map arrow arrow-left event event-cal arrow-white