Relocation of manufacturing and product sourcing to emerging economies is no longer the gold standard for global businesses, according to a study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, Global Supply Chain Institute.
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 the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Organizations that closely integrate their purchasing and logistics functions deliver better business results, according to a new study from the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 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.
As with most government agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense faces intense pressure to be more efficient in how it spends tax dollars. Building greater trust with defense contractors might be the solution, according to a new study sponsored by the U.S. Air Force and co-authored by professors from the University of Tennessee, Auburn University and the University of Alabama.