Testimonials

GSCI is a hub, a global network of influence where the boldest supply chain professionals and industry leaders connect with the brightest emerging talent. Our supply chain alumni are the top executives in their field at companies like Amazon and Walmart. Through GSCI, these industry leaders have a community in which they can share ideas and best practices and problem-solve critical issues in real time, shaping the future of supply chain management both nationally and globally.

Dave Clark

“Supply chain expertise has become a foundational element for successful C-suite leaders. The results-oriented culture, leading faculty and awe inspiring network of industry partners is what drew me to UTK and GSCI has further elevated that experience, creating the go-to place for those wanting to define the future of how business is done.”

Dave Clark

SVP Worldwide Operations, Amazon

Barbara Melvin

“If you're tapping into the UT network and Global Supply Chain Institute partners, you're linked to everybody that's relevant within our industry, which is a true benefit of the Institute and being an alum of UT, because the university is just so widely respected.”

Barbara Melvin

Chief Operating Officer, South Carolina Ports Authority

Jason Scheffer

“I credit a lot of my success in my career to UT because it really opened so many doors for me.”

Jason Scheffer

Chief Supply Chain Officer at Party City

Nancy Nix

“The Global Supply Chain Institute offers companies a unique opportunity to engage with supply chain faculty, learn from their peers and enrich the educational experience for supply chain students. Through these partnerships, organizations gain priority access to critical supply chain talent and benefit from rigorous, yet practical, research focused on solving the most pressing problems of our time. An investment in partnering with GSCI yields significant benefits and makes an important contribution to the future of supply chain leadership.”

Nancy Nix

Executive Director, AWESOME

Tim Bailey

“The University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) has provided SC Johnson with valuable programs and resources for more than a decade. Our partnership provides several key benefits, including access to top-tier supply chain management talent and providing a world class education for our next generation of leaders. GSCI’s faculty, industry advisors and students are highly collaborative and committed to delivering the thought leadership required in today’s dynamic and ever-changing business environment.”

Tim Bailey

President of Consumer Business, SC Johnson

Cole Burns

“The fact that we teach an end-to-end supply chain curriculum is really helpful. It means students are entering into internships and full time roles, having been exposed to all areas of supply chain. They're not just coming in as a procurement professional. They're able to really understand the people they're working with, which is something I hear from employers after they hire a UT student. They realize how well UT grads understand supply chain and how well they work with colleagues in other areas, being intentional about building relationships with people outside their unit.”

Cole Burns

Director of SCM Student Career Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville