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The Global Supply Chain Institute views industry as our laboratory and embraces a different way of interacting with companies than other universities. We partner with large, mid-sized and small organizations representing a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturers, retailers and service providers. We engage with partner companies at multiple levels, from placing entry-level talent to advising C-suite executives on strategy and talent development.

“The Haslam College of Business does a great job of making sure that both students and employers have the top of the line resources. They offer so many different avenues for Forum members to connect and make an impact with the students. When students take advantage of those opportunities, they come into a company with a background of knowledge, a pre-established relationship with the employer through networking and the skills to start right away.”

Brooke Buechler
Senior Planning Specialist, Infant Care Planning
Kimberly Clark 

"The stereotypes about this generation just don’t fit with these kids from UT. Two of our most tenured supply chain hires from Haslam are recognized inside of Dell as subject matter experts in the field. The caliber of UT’s graduates is outstanding, and they have been a real asset to our organization."

Brian Hamilton
Fulfillment Senior Manager

“The speed of global business is ever-increasing. Being part of the University of Tennessee’s Supply Chain Forum allows our company to be exposed to the latest thinking from leading academic professionals as well as interact with the supply chain industry’s great practitioners.”

Darrell Edwards
Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
La-Z-Boy Incorporated