University of Tennessee

UT’s Haslam College of Business Supply Chain Program Ranked 3rd by SCM World

February 11, 2016

The supply chain program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business was ranked third in the world by SCM World’s University 100 today (February 12).

The program climbed from 11th in 2015 to trail only Michigan State and Pennsylvania State this year. University of Tennessee received the top ranking overall in logistics.

“This is a huge leap for our program, but not a surprise,” said Chad Autry, head of the marketing and supply chain department. “Our faculty puts out relevant, innovative research and teaches students to make an impact after graduation. Where we were lacking before was industry exposure, but that is rapidly changing.”

The SCM World University 100 surveyed more than 2,000 supply chain professionals on which institutions graduate the top talent in the industry. Nearly 200 respondents from Asia and 400 from Europe participated, with universities across the globe included in the rankings.

Steve Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair of the Haslam College of Business, said the rankings reflect the college’s and UT’s commitment to top-notch and relevant research and teaching.

“Our students very quickly make their mark in industry upon graduation, and businesspeople are taking notice,” Mangum said. “This ranking is particularly validating for our programs since it is voted upon by industry professionals who know first-hand the quality of our student talent and the relevance of our faculty research.”

About the Haslam College of Business:

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, founded in 1914, consists of approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its six departments, nine centers and institutes, three forums and graduate and executive education programs reach across the for profit, not-for-profit and governmental sectors of business, with a heavy emphasis on practical research. ThUniversity of Tennessee,Knoxville, was founded in 1794 and was designated Tennessee’s land-grant institution in 1879.

CONTACT: Katie Bahr, Writer/Publicist, Haslam College of Business,, (865) 974 3589.