In our June episode, co-hosts Ted Stank and Tom Goldsby are joined by professor Stephanie Eckerd and recent Ph.D. graduate Anne Dohmen to discuss the relationship between industry and academia at the University of Tennessee, the value of partnerships for research, and their own transitions from practitioners to professors.
Eckerd, who was recently named the FedEx Chair of Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business, is the director of UT’s SCM Ph.D. program. Dohmen, who was an engineer by training and worked for both General Mills and Procter and Gamble before transitioning into academia, researches supply chain planning, agility, and disruptions. This fall, she will begin a job as an assistant professor at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business.
Listen as Ted and Tom discuss highlights of the Spring Supply Chain Forum, the current state of inventory and imports nationwide, the role academic research plays in company performance, and more.