University of Tennessee

Supply Chain Management

What is Supply Chain Management?


Supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities. It drives coordination of processes and activities with and across marketing, sales, product design, finance and information technology, as well as with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers and customers, with the purpose of delivering a cohesive and high-performing business model.


Careers in Supply Chain Management


Supply chain management majors are in demand in a variety of business sectors, including manufacturing, merchandising, service institutions, transportation, third-party logistics, government and consulting.


Continuing Your Supply Chain Management Education


The Haslam College of Business offers multiple graduate degrees for supply chain professionals. The supply chain concentration in the traditional, full-time MBA is consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally, and we also offer programs for working professionals such as the Professional MBA and our Executive MBA, specifically geared towards supply chain managers with ten years or more of experience. For those with a deep curiosity about supply chain, our Ph.D. the opportunity to work with faculty members already changing the field.