Michael H. Burnette is the Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) at the University of Tennessee.  Burnette comes to the University of Tennessee after a 33 year career as a Supply Chain executive at Procter and Gamble.  Most recently, Mike was the P&G Global Supply Chain leader for Skin Care (2+ billion dollar Olay brand) and P&G Global Supply Chain Leader for Hair Care (4 billion dollar Pantene and Herbal Essence brands).  Mike’s supply chain leadership and expertise include: supply strategy/design, manufacturing, logistics, innovation, PLCM, acquisitions, and human resources.

Currently, Burnette teaches supply chain courses at the University of Tennessee as well as manages multiple GSCI projects. Additionally, Mike is a supply chain consultant and speaker.  He has co-written multiple GSCI supply chain white papers including the “Talent – Our Most Important Resource,” and the recent 12/15 publication on Platform Life Cycle Management Best Practices.  Mike is the co-author of the recent “Supply Chain Game Changers” book published in 11/15.

Mike has been married for 30+ years to his wife, Sherri. They have 3 sons: Matt (P&G logistics), Tom (P&G engineering), and Scott (P&G manufacturing).