Supply Chain and Logistics Faculty Ranks 2nd Worldwide


A study published in the winter issue of Transportation Journal ranks the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration’s supply chain and logistics faculty second among logistics researchers worldwide. The quarterly journal is one of the top in its field and features original works and research findings on topics relating to supply chain and logistics. The study, conducted over a three-year period, reviewed submissions to the top eight journals focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Based on its findings, the journal ranked the top 25 academic institutions according to the number of articles written or co-written by each institution’s faculty members. The nod came as no surprise to Matt Myers, head of the marketing and logistics department.

“One of the reasons why we’ve done so well is that we take an extremely integrated approach to our research,” said Myers. “Our focus on integrating demand and supply problems differentiates us from other institutions and better represents the challenges faced by logistics and supply chain managers today. As a result of this perspective, both our theoretical and applied research are reaching an increasingly wide audience within business disciplines.”

The College of Business Administration’s supply chain and logistics faculty wrote or co-wrote 24 articles to earn the number two spot, tying with the United Kingdom’s Cranfield School of Management. UT and Cranfield were second only to Michigan State University, which took the lead with 31 articles written or co-written by its faculty.

Transportation Journal’s ranking of UT’s supply chain and logistics faculty joins a lengthy list of accolades by various publications. Noteworthy listings include those from U.S. News and World Report (ranked fifth among top-tier public universities and ninth overall), Supply Chain Management Review (ranked second in North America), and the Journal of Business Logistics (ranked third internationally for logistics-oriented research).


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