University of Tennessee

Global Supply Chain

Executive Education Courses

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Courses can be conducted onsite at your organization or modified to suit your organization’s needs. We offer custom solutions in aerospace and defense, global supply chain management, healthcare and strategic leadership. Contact our industry representatives for more information.

Course Offerings

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Lean Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul

Course Description

This course is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organizations. Participants will learn how to eliminate waste, improve quality, create flow, and enhance responsiveness to customer needs by applying lean principles plus the Theory of Constraints.  The course specifically addresses the low volume, high variation of the MRO environment.

Key Benefits

  • Improve customer lead times and product quality while reducing inventory, floor space and labor.
  • Learn to use existing resources to provide better customer value and grow your market.
  • Understand how to meet growth in demand by eliminating waste and how to work with uncertainty in work scope and material requirements
  • Participate in hands-on simulations that illustrate the principles specific to MRO.

Available Industries: Global Supply Chain

Duration & Dates

One week (4.5 days)

Joe Buckely, Director for Executive Education


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


Kenneth Gilbert

Kenneth Gilbert is special assistant in the Office of Research, Outreach and Economic Development, working with the Tennessee Digital Jobs Factory to provide training for industry certifications in data technologies.…

Mandyam Srinivasan

Mandyam M. Srinivasan (“Srini”) is the Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence (Emeritus) at The University of Tennessee.  He teaches in degree and non-degree executive programs run by the Haslam College…

Missie Bowers

Melissa R. Bowers, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Beaman Professor of Business in the Haslam College of Business at University of Tennessee Knoxville where she is the Co-director…

Gary Adams
Gary is Director of Continuous Improvement for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has worked for 20 years. He is a licensed aircraft mechanic, pilot, also possesses a first class FCC license. Gary received his original aviation training with the United States Marine Corps. Gary received his undergraduate degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and graduate degree from the University of Tennessee. Gary received lean training from the University of Tennessee and traveled to many parts of the world to study various businesses improvement techniques; He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has consulted numerous organizations. Currently, Gary is a faculty member for Haslam’s Graduate and Executive Education Lean MRO course.



Tuition includes most meals, single-room hotel lodging, on-campus transportation, materials/simulations and professional education credits, where applicable.