Walton's Supply Chain Management Program Ranked No. 1 Again

Walton's Supply Chain Management Program Ranked No. 1 Again
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The supply chain management department’s undergraduate program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business has been ranked No. 1 in North America by leading global research firm Gartner.

“Gartner is a respected and unbiased industry leader,” said Matthew A. Waller, dean of Walton College and the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair in Business. “This Gartner ranking reflects the hard work of our outstanding faculty, staff and students. Without question, our supply chain department is one of the best!”

Gartner, which studies and rates companies and academic programs across a variety of industries, releases its findings on supply chain programs every two years. Arkansas’ program remained the top program from Gartner’s previous rankings in 2020.

“I am so proud of my department,” said Brian Fugate, chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management and the Oren Harris Chair in Transportation. “We’ve worked hard to develop a top-notch curriculum, hire outstanding faculty, recruit bright and energetic students and develop relationships with industry’s best. This announcement is a culmination of that hard work.”

The rankings reflect excellence in three specific areas: industry value, program scope and program size.

“Northwest Arkansas has become a hub for the study and practice of supply chain management,” Fugate said. “There are great companies in the area, which helps us attract great faculty and amazing students. That fuels our passion for being good stewards of what we’ve been given.”

Gartner rankings – Top Supply Chain Management Programs

  1. University of Arkansas
  2. University of Tennessee
  3. University of South Carolina
  4. Auburn University
  5. Rutgers University
  6. University of North Texas
  7. Northeastern University
  8. University of Texas, Dallas
  9. University of Houston
  10. Pennsylvania State University

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

Contacts

Brian Fugate, chair, Department of Supply Chain Management
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-7674, bsfugate@uark.edu

Lori McLemore, assistant director of PR and media relations
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-5021, mclemore@uark.edu

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