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Supply Chains and Sustainability

Wendy Tate, PhD
Department of Supply Chain Management
University of Tennessee
Friday, October 16, 2020
3:30-4:30pm via Zoom


This talk will first discuss supply chain and networks as well as the influence of the pandemic on supply chains.  After addressing the pandemic, the discussion will move through the pandemic to sustainable and multi-tier supply chain management.  New research ideas will be proposed to facilitate further discussions.


Wendy Tate, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 2006) is the William J. Taylor Professor of Business and the Cheryl Massingale Faculty Research Fellow in the Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee.  She teaches undergraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive students Strategic Sourcing and has an interest in the financial impacts of business decisions across the supply chain. She has published research in Strategic Sourcing and Sustainability in top tier academic journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, California Management Review, and Journal of Business Logistics and others.   She serves as co-editor in chief for the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.