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Wendy Tate

Wendy Tate

McCormick Endowed Professorship; William J. Taylor Professor; Haslam Family Faculty Research Fellow
Office Location: Room - 313, Stokely Management Center 865-974-1648

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.

Awards & Honors


    Full-Time MBA, Global Supply Chain, Professional MBA


    2006 Arizona State University, Ph.D., Supply Chain Management

    1993 Arizona State University, MB.A., International Business

    1989 Arizona State University, B.S., Operations Management