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Global Leadership

The Global Supply Chain Institute brings a global perspective to supply chain issues through a number of activities. Together, our programs ensure a full spectrum of support to meet stakeholders' global supply chain needs.

Global Partnerships

The Global Supply Chain Institute facilitates global partnerships with academic institutions in Asia, Latin America, and Central and Western Europe. Partners include such top-tier international institutions as ESSEC Business School (Paris & Singapore), ranked seventh in the world for executive education by the Financial Times and Central European University (Budapest).

The Global Supply Chain Executive MBA

This accelerated twelve-month course of study is the only EMBA that focuses on supply chain management with a global perspective. Students participate in four two-week residence periods in Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, Asia, and the United States. Courses are led by world-class faculty members from such top-tier international institutions as ESSEC Business School (Paris & Singapore) and Central European University (Budapest).

The Global Supply Chain Executive MBA's unique curriculum also includes transnational leadership to address the cultural challenges of today's business world.

» Learn more about this unique executive MBA.

The Global Supply Chain Forum

A natural outgrowth of UT's highly successful Supply Chain Forum is the new Global Supply Chain Forum, launched June 2011 in Paris, France, in partnership with ESSEC Business School. Similar in structure to the US-based forum, the global forum enables international industry executives and a global faculty to focus on worldwide and region-specific supply chain issues.

Companies that have joined as founding members include BearingPoint, Caterpillar, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Geodis. This is the only supply chain forum that will meet in five locations throughout the world—North America, Asia, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, and Latin America—selected for their strategic importance for business and supply chain management.

Each partner institution—ESSEC in France and Singapore, and Central European University in Hungary—was chosen for its unique strengths. The Global Supply Chain Forum's speakers are innovative supply chain strategists from global companies.

» Learn more about the Global Supply Chain Forum.

The Global Supply Chain Institute Advisory Board

The Global Supply Chain Institute Advisory Board offers input on supply chain trends and guides and informs the Institute's global activities. The board is composed of over forty vice presidents of supply chain from corporations across the globe.

Research

The Global Supply Chain Institute facilitates research that documents important trends and issues in global supply chain management. The Institute's research is conducted in partnership with top-tier international institutions, such as ESSEC Business School (Paris & Singapore).