Recent estimates of a shortage of 300,000 truck drivers have drawn attention from media across the nation, but a report from the Haslam College of Business reveals an even broader crisis in supply chain talent.
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A team of UT supply chain students has won a national professional organization’s case competition. The team took first place in the Sixth Annual Intermodal Association of North America Logistics and Supply Chain Management Case Competition, which was hosted by the University of North Florida this spring.
The Master of Business Administration supply chain concentration was featured recently in US News. Amy Cathey, executive director of the full-time MBA program, also was interviewed about the foundational business skills MBA students need, including basic finance, accounting, human resources management, and marketing. Read the story here.
UT’s undergraduate supply chain management and logistics program is ranked fifth among the nation’s public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 rankings released this week. The program ranked sixth among all institutions nationally, up one spot from 2013, according to the report. It is housed within the UT College of Business Administration. The undergraduate business program also ranked 27th among public universities.
The College of Business Administration ranks first worldwide in research productivity in the area of supply chain management and logistics. The ranking appears in the “International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management” and covers the 2008 to 2010 timeframe.
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.
The Global Supply Chain Institute at UT Knoxville welcomes four more international organizations as sponsors of its Supply Chain Forum. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the Tennessee Valley Authority, Penske, and FreightWatch International recently joined the initiative. In 2011 alone, the forum welcomed fifteen new members. GSK is the forum’s first new sponsor in 2012.