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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 the Global Supply Chain Institute, Professor of Practice, Benz Supply Chain Leadership Fellow


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 Professor of Practice and the James and Murray Benz Supply Chain Leadership Fellow in the Department of Supply Chain Management at The University of Tennessee. He also serves as Executive Director of UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) which works with corporate and institutional partners to advance the knowledge and practice of supply chain globally through its forum, educational programs, and research. Since 2014, Scott has also served as a visiting faculty member at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien).

Scott is faculty director for the Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain and on the core faculty with responsibility for international business. He is also the faculty director for GSCI’s two MS-SCM programs—the Tri-Continent MS-SCM and the online MS-SCM, in addition to other teaching duties in UT's graduate, undergraduate, and executive education programs. 

Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, 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 leadership positions on key projects that helped to pioneer and refine Dell’s renowned supply chain. Scott has a US patent for innovative logistics processes. 

Scott holds a Ph.D., an MBA, a Master of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. His research focuses in international business, supply chain management, and the future of management education. He and Ted Stank are authors of Leveraging Supply Chain Management to Drive Organizational Success (GRL 2018), and Scott has written on critical issues for the field such as talent development and digitalization. Scott has consulted with firms across a wide variety of industries and maintains deep connections with industry. He has studied, worked, and traveled in 55+ countries on six continents.