Listen in as co-hosts Ted Stank and Tom Goldsby set sail into the world of end-to-end supply chain management. They dive deep into today’s most relevant business topics while sharing insights into pressing industry issues and tackling the challenges that keep supply chain professionals up at night. If you’re enjoying the ride, download and subscribe to Tennessee on Supply Chain Management on your favorite podcast platform.
S2E3: Navigating Supply Chain's Evolution with Former SC Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome
In this month’s episode, Ted Stank and Tom Goldsby speak with Jim Newsome, former president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority, at the 27th Supply Chain Forum.
The episode was recorded in front of a live audience on November 7, 2023, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Newsome (‘76, ‘77) earned both a bachelor’s and MBA in transportation and logistics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, before embarking on a more than 40-year career in container ships, ports, and international transportation. He was recently named the 2023 Distinguished Alum by the Haslam College of Business. At the forum, the Global Supply Chain Institute also recognized him as a Distinguished Fellow.
Listen as our co-hots speak with Newsome about his work as an executive at South Carolina Ports, cast a vision for the future of supply chain management, and discuss visibility, sourcing, the labor market, and the evolution of UT’s business education from transportation to today’s highly regarded end-to-end supply chain management model.
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U.S. economic growth accelerated to 4.9% last quarterDomestic manufacturing output rose in September.Container imports continue rising, outpacing pre-pandemic levelsLabor market added 150,000 jobs in October, shows signs of coolingHoliday spending outlook is sluggish across retailersUnited Auto Workers secure historic contractsAlan Amling in FreightWaves on the unintended consequences of the UPS-Teamsters agreementWhat is hydrogen energy, and can it help fight climate change?Jim Newsome honored with the 2023 Distinguished Alum Award from the Haslam College of BusinessSC Ports’ record numbers in 2020 and 2021Drought saps the Panama Canal, disrupting global tradeChina exports decline, takeaways from September dataSC Ports handle
S2E2: Learning From the Past to Predict the Future with CSCMP Leaders Tom Nightingale and Terry Esper
For the second episode of Season 2, Ted Stank and Tom Goldsby speak with Terry Esper, professor of logistics at Ohio State University and Chair Elect for CSCMP, and Tom Nightingale, CEO of AFS Logistics and chairman of the board for CSCMP.
They discuss professional development in the supply chain industry and highlight the paradigm shifts in organizational structures and talent acquisition strategies. Listen as Nightingale shares the latest initiatives by CSCMP, the growing trend of corporate memberships, the importance of local round tables, and the future of supply chain education.
From the changing dynamics of professional organizations to the strategic engagement of CSCMP members, this episode is loaded with actionable insights that will redefine your understanding of the industry.
Listen in as our co-hosts also discuss the near government shutdown, UAW strike, low water levels in the Panama Canal and Mississippi River, the Iran oil agreements, and more.
UAW strike newsLMI high-water markLow water levels in the Panama CanalTom Goldsby on the United Auto Workers strike’s roots in AI and ramifications for auto logisticsUT Haslam’s Ted Stank Honored with Supply Chain Hall of Fame InductionLearn more about ASF LogisticsYellow Logistics files for bankruptcy Learn more about CSCMP's roundtablesUT's Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain degree programUT's Masters in Supply Chain Management Online degree programSubscribe to GSCI’s monthly newsletterLatest news and insights from the GSCI team
S2E1: Embracing Innovation to Drive Success with Kenco Group President Denis Reilly
For the first episode of Season 2, Ted Stank and Tom Goldsby speak with Denis Reilly, president and CEO of Kenco Group, a logistics provider based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They discuss innovating, automating, and driving productivity even in the midst of a labor shortage. Denis, a member of the GSCI Advisory Board, also shared his approach to developing talent and what it’ll take to succeed as a senior leader in the future.
Beyond the interview, listen in as Ted and Tom discuss consumer confidence reports, unemployment figures, the state of the current job market, economic projections for the remainder of 2023, and more.
Consumer confidence wanes with high prices and a cooling job marketFed, economists make course correction on US recession predictionsWhat holiday shopping could look like in 2023Hiring settles into low gear as August unemployment rose to 3.8%Labor unions pushing for raises and better hoursTom Goldsby on the United Auto Workers strike’s roots in AI and ramifications for auto logisticsGen Z reconsidering the value of college degreesRead about Kenco’s Innovation Test LabListen to the Season 2 trailer and most popular episodes from the first seasonSubscribe to GSCI’s monthly newsletterLatest news and insights from the GSCI team
Get Ready for Season 2 of Tennessee on Supply Chain Management
Hosted by the dynamic duo of Ted Stank and Tom Goldsby, Tennessee on Supply Chain Management will launch its second season later this month with a high-level discussion on innovation, automation, and driving productivity with Kenco Group President and CEO Denis Reilly.
Prepare for a new slate of informative, insightful, and entertaining episodes with this teaser episode and relive the best from our first season below.
Most popular episodes from Season 1:
Delivering Hope for the Supply Chain Marathon with Pfizer VP Dr. Michael Ku (Ep. 13)Is LEAN Dead? (Ep. 4)How to Build a More Sustainable Supply Chain with Philips' Jeff DiLullo (Ep. 15)Growing into Leadership with Caterpillar VP Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel (Ep. 19)Will the Port Snarl Affect Santa's Deliveries? (Ep. 1)Learn more about GSCI and how our academic and talent development programs can benefit supply chain professionals and business leaders from early career to the C-suite at our website.
Latest articles and insights explaining what’s trending in the industry:
The implications of the Teamsters Union contract with UPSThe importance of companies building agile relationships with external stakeholdersMaking sense of the latest sustainability reporting requirements for the transportation industry.
Episode 24: Supply Chain Hall of Fame Inductee Ted Stank Reflects on His 30-Year Career
For the final episode of the podcast’s first season, our co-hosts split responsibilities in light of Ted Stank being named the winner of this year’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Distinguished Service Award, earning him a place in the Supply Chain Hall of Fame.
Tom Goldsby interviews Ted about the two decades he has spent pioneering supply chain management education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, setting the standard for how universities can collaborate with industry to reap maximum benefits. Ted shares his journey into logistics and supply chain management from his time as an operations officer in the United States Navy, how he’s seen the field evolve, and the most significant achievements of his long and storied career.
Ted currently serves as the co-executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute and leads the Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative, a joint initiative between UT and leading Fortune 500 partner firms to explore advanced concepts in the discipline.
Beyond the interview, Ted and Tom discuss the implications of the UPS-Teamsters agreement, Yellow Freight’s closure, record-sitting e-commerce numbers, global challenges to supply chains in China, Ukraine, India, and more.
Alan Amling on the early takeaways from UPS-Teamsters Union’s tentative agreement. UPS cuts 2023 forecasts, fights to regain business lost during US labor talksYellow Freight, third-largest small-freight trucking company in the U.S., ceases operations187,000 jobs added in July as unemployment falls to 3.5%Chinese imports down 24 percent; Mexico becomes U.S. top trading partnerAmazon touts ‘biggest ever’ Prime Day, online sales surge to $12.7 billionWhat does Amazon’s solid Q2 mean for Target and Walmart?Ukraine-Russia war disrupts shipments of grain and oil, threatens food and energy marketsIndia suspends rice exports, risking global food crisisTed discusses his career and the evolution of SCM education with European Business Review.Latest news and insights from the GSCI team.
Episode 23: The State of Supply Chains with John Bell
In our July episode, co-hosts Ted Stank and Tom Goldsby are joined by professor John Bell, department head for supply chain management in the Haslam College of Business, to discuss economic competition between the United States and China, the sourcing of rare earth elements essential for producing electronics and other technologies, and the growth of the University of Tennessee’s top-ranked supply chain programs.
Bell, who was recently named the John “Red” Dove Professor of Supply Chain Management, was a career maintenance and logistics officer in the United States Air Force. As a supply chain researcher, he is considered an authority in the areas of supply chain strategy, resource scarcity, hazardous material transportation, and logistics with publications in prominent journals, including the Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, Advanced Engineering Informatics, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.
This year, Bell has written a series of articles for GSCI exploring the understudied and misunderstood processes for sourcing natural resources used as raw materials by the industries that make the products we buy every day.
Listen as Ted and Tom discuss slowing inflation, the delivery challenges posed by strikes and potential strikes in Canada and the U.S., nearshoring of manufacturing to Mexico, and more.
Note: Ted was recently honored with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Distinguished Service Award, earning him a place in the Supply Chain Hall of Fame alongside such innovators as Jeff Bezos, Henry Ford, and former UT professor Tom Mentzer. Stay tuned for our next episode in which Tom interviews Ted to get his take on receiving the award.
Inflation rose just 0.2% in June as consumers get a break from price increasesU.S. service sector picks up as inflation slows, ISM survey showsFederal Reserve closing in on end of rate hike cycleCarriers divert ships from Canada’s strike-hit west coast portsGSCI Fellow Alan Amling’s five key questions and answers from UPS-Teamsters negotiations New restrictions at the Panama Canal due threaten the future of the shipping routeUS nearshoring wave grows as Mexico exports jump close to recordTension between China, U.S., Russia and Ukraine threatens global economic growthWhat are germanium and gallium and why is C
As a UTK ADMBA grad, I’ve learned that one of the multitude of reasons that it’s such a great supply chain institution is that UTK lays a foundation of curiosity for the supply chain. Or, as I know it, the “value chain.”