Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Ernest Nichols. Ernie is a graduate of Michigan State University’s top-ranked supply chain management program, and he has served as the lead for the supply chain programs at the University of Memphis since the mid-1990s.
Memphis is considered one of the critical supply chain hubs for the United States. At the University of Memphis, Dr. Nichols is also Director of the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management. He discusses the role that the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management plays in the area and the country. Importantly, Dr. Nichols also discusses the role of Memphis as one of the country’s critically the city has developed a core competency in supply chain management. He concludes with the core takeaways that companies should be aware of to run effective supply chains.