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TRANSP Seminar: Mary Holcomb

Title: "Supply Chain Digital Transformation: Springing Forward or Spinning in Circles?"

Mary Holcomb is the Gerald T. Niedert Professor of Supply Chain Management at UT.

Given the number of available and emerging digital solutions capable of transforming and improving logistics and supply chain operations, why are many firms still spinning their wheels instead of driving forward? Practitioners today face a dizzying array of digital decisions. Some are minor, but most will impact their firms for years to come. This presentation will reveal a number of insights into the progress (or lack thereof) of digital transformation across the supply chain.

Mary Collins Holcomb is the Gerald T. Niedert Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee. Prior to academia, her professional career involved some eighteen years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in transportation research and policy issues for the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Defense. Holcomb’s background also consists of industry experience with the former Burlington Northern Railroad, General Motors, and Milliken & Company. She is a principal researcher in a longstanding annual study in the discipline titled, "Logistics and Transportation Trends and Issues." The study, which examines macro- and micro-level practices and developments in the industry, has been conducted for 28 years.

Pizza will be provided.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 3:40pm to 4:55pm

John D. Tickle Engineering Building, 327
851 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

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