Introduction

At the University of Tennessee, we do a great deal of research on leading-edge supply chain concepts that run the gamut from future supply chain megatrends to logistics operations. One publication even ranked us number one in the world for supply chain academic research output.1

1M. Maloni, C.R. Carter, and L. Kaufmann. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 42, no. 1, 83-101, 2012.

We have learned much about modern supply chains and even more about how to manage them. But after numerous conversations with industry partners, we concluded that we needed to do a better job reaching the practitioner community. We were not adequately communicating our findings to the supply chain professionals who were ...

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