Paul Dittmann is Executive Director of The Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee. In addition, he teaches supply chain courses in the business school, and lectures in the executive education programs.
Dr. Dittmann comes to the University of Tennessee after a thirty two year career in industry. He has held Fortune 150 positions, such as Vice President, Logistics for North America, Vice President Global Logistics Systems, and most recently served as Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, Projects, and Systems for the Whirlpool Corporation.
Dr. Dittmann also manages many of the special projects done for companies including the supply chain audits. In managing the audits, and other projects, he has consulted or done executive education for numerous firms such as Walgreens, Walmart, Boise, Tyco, Inmar, Honeywell, Genuine Parts, Cintas, Cummins, Cooper Tire, United Smokeless Tobacco, Rhodia, Radio Systems Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, The United States Army, The Marine Corps, Michelin, Brunswick, Nissan, Lockheed Martin, Race Trac Petroleum, GAF Corporation, Edison Schools, OfficeMax, Sony, Keller Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Cooper Tire, Lowes, Navistar, GAF Corporation, Fiskars, Edison Schools, United States Air Force, F.E. Myers, General Signal, National City Corporation, and Grupo Cysda.
He also has taught numerous public seminars in the areas of lean manufacturing, global business, and supply chain excellence, and has spoken at many conferences on these and other topics.
He is a certified instructor for the Project Management Institute.
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