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Shay Scott

Department: Supply Chain Management, Full-Time MBA, Leadership & Strategy, Global Supply Chain, Global Supply Chain Institute

Title: Executive Director of Supply Chain & Operations Programs; Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, Distinguished Lecturer


University of Tennessee, B.S.

University of Tennessee, M.S.

University of Tennessee, M.B.A.

University of Tennessee, Ph.D.

Shay Scott, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute and serves on the faculty of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at The University of Tennessee. In this capacity, Scott works closely with the Institute's corporate and institutional partners to advance the knowledge and practice of supply chain globally. He serves as a core faculty member for the Executive MBA and Global Supply Chain Executive MBA programs in addition to other teaching duties in UT's graduate, undergraduate, and executive education programs. Scott also holds responsibility for the UT Haslam College of Business's relationships with international academic institutions as well as the UT Center for Executive Education's distance and online education programs.

Prior to joining the faculty he led the Americas International Logistics organization at Dell where he had responsibility for Dell's outbound supply chain from the US to points throughout the world. While at Dell he also held a variety of other positions of increasing responsibility including a leadership position with Dell's DSi2 project prominently featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Businessweek.

Scott holds a US patent for innovative logistics processes developed and implemented globally as a part of this project. Scott holds a Ph.D, an MBA, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. His research focuses in international business, supply chain management, and the the future of management education. He is a contributing author to the Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management (Sage 2006) and an editor of the book's 2nd edition (Sage 2014). Scott has consulted with firms in the high tech, transportation, international logistics, and chemical industries. He has studied, worked, and traveled in over 40 countries on six continents.