The College of Business Administration's executive forums are among the university's most rewarding collaborations with the corporate world. Hundreds of managers and executives take part in these opportunities to learn, network, recruit, gain actionable ideas, and interact with peers.
The Supply Chain Forum
For nearly two decades, the University of Tennessee's top-ranked Supply Chain Management faculty has hosted a forum for US-based corporate leaders, professors, and students to share ideas about the latest supply chain issues. More than 150 vice presidents, directors, and managers from about fifty top corporations take part in the forum, learning about key companies' supply chain strategies, arming themselves with practical ideas, networking with colleagues, and recruiting the cream of UT's business students.
Held twice a year in Knoxville, the three-day meeting includes presentations, breakout sessions, and networking receptions. Members include supply chain leaders, such as Procter & Gamble, Amazon.com, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive, and Lockheed Martin. One quarter of the companies in the AMR Supply Chain Top 25 are participants.
The Global Supply Chain Forum
A natural outgrowth of UT's highly successful Supply Chain Forum is the new Global Supply Chain Forum, launched June 2011 in Paris, France, in partnership with ESSEC Business School. Similar in structure to the US-based forum, the global forum enables international industry executives and a global faculty to focus on worldwide and region-specific supply chain issues.
Companies that have joined as founding members include BearingPoint, Caterpillar, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Geodis. This is the only supply chain forum that will meet in five locations throughout the world—North America, Asia, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, and Latin America—selected for their strategic importance for business and supply chain management.
Each partner institution—ESSEC in France and Singapore, Central European University in Hungary, and Instituto de Logistica e Supply Chain in Brazil—was chosen for its unique strengths. The Global Supply Chain Forum's speakers are innovative supply chain strategists from global companies.
The Shopper Marketing Forum
Dedicated to exploring and resolving the challenges of shopper marketing strategies and tactics