Tag Archives: University of Tennessee

Supply Chains Are Finding a Market Full of Skilled, NextGen Talent. Why Can’t They Hire Them?

An Interview with Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., CPHIMS, FHIMSS Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, The University of Tennessee * By Carol Miller * For the past six years, MHI has produced our Annual Industry Report to present the findings of a comprehensive survey of industry leaders across manufacturing and distribution supply chains. Queried about current and ...

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Partnering with a 3PL: Best Practices for a Successful Relationship

Learn some of the key ingredients needed as companies and their 3PL service providers define and create win-win partnerships, as well as how they measure success. * By Sara Pearson Specter * Engaging a third-party logistics (3PL) service provider for outsourced logistics and supply chain services has become a common practice among companies of all sizes. Indeed, research from 3PL ...

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Competing in the Age of AI-centric Supply Chains

Competing in the Age of AI-centric Supply Chains Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ultimate evolution of business intelligence and analytics as it uses data to generate smart insights. At the same time, it gets smarter by learning from patterns, behaviors and feedback from various digital and human interfaces. * By Mary Lou Jay * Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ultimate ...

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Teaching the Workforce of the Future About Cool Supply Chain Opportunities

Teaching the Workforce of the Future About Cool Supply Chain Opportunities Eleven educators provide insight into communicating the virtually limitless possibilities the supply chain field offers to students at all levels by answering the questions of “why” and “how.” * By Doug Reed * Educators interface with the workforce of the future regularly—recruiting young people to their classrooms and curriculum, ...

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MHI Annual Conference Preview

MHI Annual Conference  Preview See what’s in store at the Annual Conference, which will be held at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA, Oct. 13-16. Read More….

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Educating Students for Supply Chain Success

U.S. graduate and undergraduate supply chain programs are adapting their curriculums and introducing new programs to meet industry needs and offer real-life experiences. * By Mary Lou Jay * What skills do companies look for when hiring an early-career supply chain professional? Beyond a basic knowledge of the industry, desirable characteristics include technical and analytical abilities, problem-solving experience, good soft ...

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