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Supply Chain Faculty Ranked No. 1 Globally for Research

The supply chain faculty in UT’s Haslam College of Business earned the top ranking for research productivity in the world from the Transportation Journal.

Dean Stephen Mangum says the ranking testifies to the college’s long-standing excellence in the field and to the passion, energy, and dedication of supply chain professors.

“Our supply chain faculty has been consistently creating quality research for decades,” Mangum said. “This recognition of the quantity and caliber of their research is truly exceptional, and we greatly appreciate the recognition of their research impact.”

The journal, a quarterly publication of APICS, tracks research authorship in six of supply chain management’s most prestigious academic publications and ranks schools on a rolling five-year basis. This edition examines productivity between 2014 and 2016. The journal began ranking the top 25 schools for supply chain research productivity in 1967.

UT has been included in all but one of the journal’s assessments since their inception. In the two most recent previous editions, UT’s supply chain faculty ranked fourth and first respectively. Journal co-editors Mary Holcomb and Yoshinori Suzuki said the ranking reflects UT’s capacity to grow with the field.

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