TMS in the Classroom: Preparing the Next Generation of Logistics Professionals

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of buzz about there being a talent shortage in supply chain management. Some employers see a gap between what they are looking for in terms of skills and knowledge and what universities and other educational outlets are providing, and this is particularly true when it comes to technology skills and experience.

In this episode, Dr. Shashank Rao, the Jim W. Thompson Associate Professor of business at Auburn University, discusses how Auburn is enhancing its supply chain program with technology. As a member of MercuryGate’s MercuryGate University program, students have free access to a transportation management system, which they use as part of their coursework. Why did Auburn join this program? How are students using the TMS? What has been the feedback from students and employers? What’s next for Auburn when it comes to incorporating technology as part of its supply chain curriculum?

Dr. Rao answers those questions and more in this timely and informative episode. After watching, post a question or comment for Shashank and keep the conversation going!