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This course is designed for SCM leaders who have expertise in a functional area(s) such as manufacturing, sourcing, or distribution, and are ready to take on wider responsibilities within the supply chain. You will learn how integrated, end-to-end supply chains create organizational value; particular emphasis is given to the cross functional nature of SCM, and how to communicate more effectively with senior business leaders. The course covers best practices in planning, sourcing, operations, and logistics as well as supply chain finance, international business, leadership, and includes two hands-on simulations.

Key Benefits

  • Learn to use supply chain management as an organizational competitive advantage.
  • Understand how to integrate supply chain strategies across all organizational functions.
  • Develop supply chain strategies to increase market share and shareholder value.
  • Improve strategic decision making for planning, operations and performance measurement.
  • Formulate strategies and create value to effectively manage integrated supply chain operations.

Who should attend

  • Experienced supply chain managers
  • Managers in non-logistics functional areas who need to better understand supply chain management/logistics
  • Executives in logistics-supplier industries, such as transportation, information systems, and third-party/contract logistics

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Chad Autry

Chad W. Autry is the FedEx Endowed Professor of Supply Chain Management and Editor in Chief, Journal of Supply Chain Management, at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Autry holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with focus in Supply Chain Management from the University of Oklahoma, an M....

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John Bell

John Bell is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to joining the UT faculty in August 2010, Bell was a career maintenance and logistics officer in the United States Air Force. He earned his Ph.D. in management from Auburn University an...

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Randy Bradley

Randy V. Bradley is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. As a supply chain and healthcare IT strategist and researcher, Bradley’s expertise includes the strategic application of business analytics and IT in the supply chain, with an emphasis on the healthcare...

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Mary Holcomb

Mary Holcomb is the Gerald T. Niedert Supply Chain Fellow and a Professor of Supply Chain Management. Her teaching interest includes transportation, logistics and supply chain principles, and analytical methods. Her research interests focus on two related areas of strategic logistics and supply c...

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Diane Mollenkopf

Diane A. Mollenkopf is the McCormick Associate Professor of Logistics in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She teaches at the undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. levels. Prior to pursuing an academic career,...

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Shay Scott

Shay Scott, Ph.D. is Managing Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute and serves on the faculty of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at The University of Tennessee. In this capacity, Scott works closely with the Institute's corporate and institutional partners to advan...

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Ted Stank

Theodore P. (Ted) Stank is the Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He assumed the Bruce Chair following nearly six years in a variety of administrative positions in ...

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Wendy Tate

Wendy Tate, Ph.D. is a Professor of Supply Chain Management Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee. She teaches undergraduate, MBA, Executive, and PhD students Strategic Sourcing and Sustainability. She has an interest in the financial impacts of busi...

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