I Want My Big Screen TV…NOW!
Trends and Challenges of a Global Supply Chain
Professional MBA Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring Ted Stank,
UT Bruce Chair of Excellence
WHO: Ted Stank, Bruce Chair of Excellence
Department of Marketing and Logistics
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 19
WHAT: Stank will present a compelling session on global trends in supply chain management and how organizations are changing to deal with them to prevent increased cost to consumers and disruption in the global delivery of goods.
The event is free and open to the public.
WHERE: Haslam Business Building – Room 602.
Parking is available for a fee in the University Center garage.
BACKGROUND: Most of us never think about supply chain management during a normal week. As long as there is gas at the pumps, milk and bread on the shelves, and a television set in stock when we are ready to buy, we really have no reason to think about the critical processes that get the products to us that we want and need.
But what happens when economic and/or social conditions cause dramatic cost increases, or there is an earthquake and tsunami in Asia that disrupt supply chain flows? We all become acutely aware of the disruption in global supply chains and how closely they are connected to us.
Stank will discuss the current trends that supply chain management organizations are using to keep products available to us. Stank’s presentation is a part of the University of Tennessee Professional MBA Lunchtime Lecture Series