Gartner: University of Arkansas
Offers Best Supply Chain Program
July 15, 2020
supply chain management undergraduate program in the Sam M. Walton
College of Business at the University of Arkansas has been ranked No. 1
in North America by the leading global research firm Gartner.
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 moved up 14 spots in Gartner’s top 25
from the previous rankings in 2018.
Brian Fugate, department chair and the Oren Harris Chair in
Transportation, said the Department of Supply Chain Management remains
relatively young and it is phenomenal to see this type of recognition.
Arkansas launched the department in 2011 under the leadership of Matthew
A. Waller and John Ozment.
Its reputation as a top-flight program continues to grow.
provides an unbiased report, and this No. 1 ranking recognizes the
outstanding work and excellence of our faculty, staff and students,”
said Waller, who is now Walton College dean and the Sam M. Walton
Leadership Chair in Business. “The ranking also is highly respected
throughout industry, which helps our students as they look for
internships and move into careers.”
The rankings reflect excellence in three specific areas: industry value,
program scope and program size.
“It’s an honor to earn such outstanding recognition,” Fugate said.
“Northwest Arkansas has become a hot-spot for the industry with all the
great supply chain companies located nearby. It’s important that we do
our part to add to that excellence.”
The rest of the top 10 in the Gartner rankings were: Rutgers University,
Penn State University, the University of Texas at Austin, University of
South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Auburn University, Northeastern
University, Michigan State University and Georgia Tech.