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UT’s graduate programs in supply chain management are ranked second in the nation, according to “Survey Analysis: Top 25 North American Supply Chain Graduate University Programs,” a report issued July 14 by Gartner, a leading industry research company.
UT’s Haslam College of Business has the third most prestigious undergraduate supply program in the nation, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company.
In response to growing demand from supply chain employers to connect with new hires, UT’s Haslam College of Business is launching the Supply Chain Management Scholars of Distinction program.
The supply chain program at UT’s Haslam College of Business has been ranked the third best program in the world by SCM World’s University 100.
The supply chain program in the Haslam College of Business is ranked fourth internationally by the The SCM Journal List for research publication output. Steve Mangum, dean of the college and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair, said the rankings reflect the college’s commitment to impactful research.
Chad Autry, William J. Taylor Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business, was a guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal on August 17. In his column, “Sweatshops Hurt the Bottom Line,” Autry writes, “Companies with a long-term perspective on economic performance know that offshoring production to a factory full of safety hazards isn’t a path to profit. On the contrary, it creates unnecessary business risk.”
To supply chain professionals working on shop floors and in warehouses, the ivory towers of higher education may seem far removed from their lives. But the surprising amount of research coming out of the world’s universities offers a wealth of knowledge on improving supply chain strategies and relationships. This real-world-meets-academia approach to supply chain management
Faculty in the College of Business Administration are on the cutting edge of supply chain research and have several books in the works that demonstrate their expertise. They closed out 2011 with two published books, with another five to be printed this year.