Mary Ann Anderson is the Director of the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence. In this role she serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Supply Chain Majors and the liaison between the students, faculty and corporate sponsors. Prior to joining the Center, MS. Anderson graduated from MIT with a Master of Science in Engineering and has over twenty years’ experience in operations and supply chain management. She has taught a variety of the supply chain courses here at UT since 2000 and is currently active in the MSTC program, in which she teaches launch and operational planning for startup companies. In addition to her teaching, she has consulted with numerous firms, ranging from large multinationals to start ups, to improve their operational efficiency.