Thomas J. Goldsby is the Dee and Jimmy Haslam Chair in Logistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. He is also the co-executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Evansville, an MBA from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate in marketing and logistics from Michigan State University.
Goldsby serves as co-executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute. He is a former co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Logistics and Transportation Journal. His research interests include logistics strategy, supply chain integration and the theory and practice of lean and agile supply chain strategies. He has published more than 90 articles in academic and professional journals and is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars and professional meetings.
Goldsby is co-author of five books: Logistics Management: Enhancing Competitiveness and Customer Value, The Definitive Guide to Transportation, Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success ( and The Design and Management of Sustainable Supply Chains.
A recipient of multiple best paper awards, Goldsby has been recognized for excellence in teaching at UT, The Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky and Iowa State University. In 2019, he was named a Rainmaker by DC Velocity and received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA). Goldsby delivered a course on business operations for The Great Courses’ Critical Business Skills series in 2015, which continues to rate as a bestselling nonfiction/business title at Audible.com and was ranked by Newsweek as No. 27 on its list of Top 50 bestsellers (#27) among all audiobooks for summer 2020.
Goldsby has supervised more than 100 Lean/Six Sigma supply chain projects with industry partners, chaired eight doctoral dissertations and served as an investigator on multiple federally funded research projects exceeding $3.5 million in grant proceeds.
Media & Press Releases
- The UAW Strike: How Will It Disrupt the Auto Industry? - Industry Today
- Can Nearshoring Prevent the Next Supply Chain Crisis? - Retail Touch Points
- Startups with electric vans race to fill demand for zero-emissions delivery - U.S. News & World Report
- Why USPS Spurned Peak-Season Surcharges - Yahoo Lifestyle
- September 15, 2023 United Auto Workers go on strike - CNN
- An auto strike looks likely. Should I buy a car now? - WESH News, Orlando, FL
- UAW's push for 32-hour workweek might have roots in AI - Tech Target
- UT Launches New Transportation and Logistics Collaborative
- UPS is hit with wave of job applications over new $170,000 pay package for drivers - but they'll have to toil in depots and on worst driving shifts for five years before they earn it - The Daily Mail
- After the UPS-Teamster Contract Agreement, What’s Next for Supply Chains?