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Lance Saunders

Lance Saunders

Associate Professor; Jerry & Suzanne Ratledge Professor of Supply Chain Management
Office Location: Room - 319, Stokely Management Center 865-974-3780

Lance Saunders is an associate professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management. Most recently, he was an assistant professor of supply chain management and analytics at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he specialized in teaching operations management. Saunders has published in the International Journal of Logistics Management, the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and more. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and MBA at UT before completing his doctorate at Virginia Tech in 2013.


Global Supply Chain Institute


2013 Virginia Tech, Ph.D., Management Systems

2003 University of Tennessee, M.S., Industrial Engineering

2003 University of Tennessee, M.B.A., New Product Development, Integrated Value Chain Management

2001 University of Tennessee, B.S., Industrial Engineering


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