Executive Open Courses

Graduates of the University of Tennessee's Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain program.

The Global Supply Chain Institute offers various short courses for supply chain professionals to advance their careers. These courses may be offered virtually or at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Basic and premium Supply Chain Forum partners receive education benefits with their partnerships for these courses. Tuition includes most meals, single-room hotel lodging, on-campus transportation, materials/simulations, and professional education credits, where applicable. You can register for these courses here.

These courses and others are available as custom solutions tailored to meet your business’s talent development needs. Learn more about our custom programs here.

Operations Excellence Programs

Process improvement is a critical part of any successful supply chain journey. We offer programs that support optimization in operations ranging from MRO operations to front-office processes.

Lean Applied to Business Processes
William (Bill) Peterson

Streamlining your business processes is the key to staying agile in the marketplace. This one-week course teaches you how to apply the principles of continuous improvement to the administrative, service and transactional processes that make your organization run efficiently.

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  • Cost: $4,500
  • Dates: February 26–March 1, 2024

Lean Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
Missie Bowers, Mandyam Srinivasan, Kenneth Gilbert and Gary Adams

In this one-week course, participants will learn how to eliminate waste, improve quality, create flow and enhance responsiveness to customer needs by applying lean principles including the Theory of Constraints.

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Based on award-winning research conducted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, Vested® is a business model, methodology, mindset and movement for creating business relationships in which all parties are equally committed to each other’s success. The Vested approach fosters a highly collaborative environment that can lead to improved service, reduced costs and added value.

Now you can learn how to turn the Vested theory into practice. Haslam’s Vested faculty has created courses to teach the art, science and practice of developing Vested agreements that drive innovation and create win-win relationships for you, your partner companies and the world.

Start your journey today with on-demand, video-based online or distance learning courses or contact us to make plans to join us in person for a future onsite Vested Executive Education course.

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In addition to our talent development programs, we also offer degree programs for those looking to expand their certified qualifications.