Alan Amling is a TED speaker and thought leader on harnessing digital disruption for success. Alan helped drive innovation over a 27-year career with UPS and is currently a Distinguished Fellow at The University of Tennessee and CEO of advisory firm Thrive and Advance LLC. He also serves as an advisor for Airflow.aero, Deliver-EZ, the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, and the NextGen Supply Chain Conference. He researches, invests, advises, and speaks on innovation in manufacturing and logistics and how firms can recognize and thrive in disruption.
At Tennessee, Alan teaches strategy and technology courses in the Master of Supply Chain program. His research focuses on Industry 4.0 technology applications and the eCommerce-driven transformation of the supply chain. His first book, Organizational Velocity, will be released on March 16th.
Alan’s latest role at UPS was VP Corporate Strategy, where he helped revitalize UPS innovation and venture capital programs for the digital economy. He moved into this role after serving as VP of Marketing for UPS Global Logistics & Distribution.
Alan holds a Ph.D. in Management from Kennesaw State University, an MBA from Indiana University, and a BA in business and psychology from Lewis & Clark College.