Why enroll in one of our Global Supply Chain executive programs?
Here’s what program alumni have to say about our slate of courses—and how they’ve translated the knowledge gained into organizational success.
“I would recommend UT’s supply chain program because of the eye-opening experience it offers. It takes you out of your supply chain comfort zone and broadens your perspectives. Those broadened perspectives change the way you work with customers and suppliers and forces you to define supply chain in a different way.”
—James R. Lee, Supply Chain Integration Manager, Rheem Manufacturing
“UT’s supply chain program gives you the language to talk supply chain within your company; this enhances implementation success opportunities among the various functional and C-level units with whom you interact.
I recommend UT’s supply chain program for any company that wants to enhance its bottom line and make its company world-class. Sales, marketing, finance, C-level executives–all should take the course to better understand the bottom-line value and significance of implementing productive supply chain programs.”
—Gary Volz; Materials Logistics Manager; Huhtamaki Plastics, Inc.
“The University of Tennessee is the gold standard for supply chain management education. Smith & Nephew Orthopedics is currently executing a multi-year supply chain initiative, which is challenging current health industry practices and creating an industry paradigm shift. We are challenging our conventional ways of thinking to better manage the balance of rising sales to inventory levels.
Since participating in UT's supply chain program, we have implemented analytical tools and strategic processes that have enhanced the precision of our demand projections, significantly increased our forecasting accuracy, and substantially reduced our inventory levels. Almost a dozen of our associates have participated in the program over the past three years, with many more across several disciplines planning to do so.
The University of Tennessee is our supply chain educational vendor of choice, and I definitely recommend the program. Their instructors are top-notch, their format is innovative, their topics are current, and the philosophy and concepts that are discussed are realistic to implement. Attendees span diverse industries across various supply chains, resulting in invaluable, cross-disciplinary best-of-breed discussions and learning.”
—Dennis Criscuolo; Former Group Director - eIS Global Applications; Smith & Nephew, Inc.
“I am impressed with the quality of the University of Tennessee's integrated supply chain program. My research and experience indicates that it is one of the country's best. The instructors understand the dynamics inherent with integrated supply chain issues. My expectation is that the application of my learning will strengthen our competitive position. Our new CEO has challenged us to double our working capital turns; my UT training should have a significant influence in our ability to achieve this goal.
I can recommend UT's supply chain program because of the quality of the instruction, and the ability to network and brainstorm with companies in other industries.”
—John C. Hill; Master Black Belt; formerly with 3M Industrial Business