Wendy Tate is a professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management. She teaches strategic sourcing and sustainability to undergraduate, MBA, executive and doctoral students. She is interested in the financial impacts of business decisions across the supply chain.
Tate specializes in translating academic work into classroom learning activities and disseminating her work globally. Her research can be broadly classified under purchasing but focuses primarily on two types of business problems. The first is in services purchasing, including outsourcing, offshoring and reshoring. The second area is on environmental business practices and understanding how these initiatives can be diffused across a supply chain and a supply network. She presents at many different venues, including both academic and practitioner-oriented conferences and has published research in several top-tier academic journals.
Tate serves as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Before receiving her doctorate, she spent 17 years in corporate planning, supply chain management, purchasing and operations management within the furniture industry.
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Media & Press Releases
- 2023 MBA To Watch: Joshua McGinnis, University of Tennessee (Haslam) - Poets & Quants
- Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards Top $1M in Funding
- 42 Faculty Members Receive Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards
- Another shortage? Here’s what is happening to supply chains - The Hill
- From Option to Necessity: Firms Can Drive Value Through Sustainable Supply Chains - Hawaii News Now
- Closing the gap: Supply chains bring more women to the table - Supply Chain Dive
- Biden and Trump envision similar supply chains - but different paths to get there - Supply Chain Dive
- Researchers to develop new network to support sustainable urban systems - News Medical
- Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards Surpass the $1M Funding Mark
- 20 Faculty Members Receive Haslam Summer Scholars Research Grants