University of Tennessee

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A&D Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Course Description

This course is designed to provide a summary of important supply chain fundamentals and concepts. Utilizing the integrating supply chain philosophy, we will review the “Plan, Source, Make, Deliver” model with emphasis on the different supply chain processes and the connections between functions and across firms. This course uses applied learning techniques and case studies to increase student learning, emphasizing student involvement in exercises, discussion, and interaction. We utilize mixed modal live instruction; both in person and online.

The course is tailorable to your needs, including core fundamentals lessons to create a common foundation of understanding, and also scalable to advanced discussions on supply chain strategy, risk, and network design.

Designed to maximize learning and minimize time away from the office, this 3 day course is composed of the following blocks:

• What is Supply Chain Management?
• Creating Competitive Advantage
• Demand and Supply Integration
• Sourcing
• Production and Manufacturing
• The Final Mile

Available Industries: Aerospace & Defense

Duration & Dates

This is a 3-day course.
Dates are flexible.
August 8 - 9th, 2022

James Cody, Director
Christine Johnson, Program Manager

Graduate and Executive Education
Haslam College of Business
The University of Tennessee
504 Haslam Business Building
1000 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-4150

Phone: 865-974-1917
Fax: 865-974-4989


This course is offered as a custom course on the UT campus or at your preferred location.


Ben Skipper

Skipper is the executive director of Aerospace & Defense Programs in Graduate & Executive Education and is the director of the Heath Integrated Business & Engineering Program. Additionally, he serves…

John Bell

  John Bell is the head of the Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business.  Prior to joining the UT faculty in…


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