Associate Professor
Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Phone: 901-678-4973
Fax: 901-678-5129

Office Location: FIT 201-D
Office Hours: T/TH 4:15-5:15 PM and by appointment


Dr. Ernest Nichols is Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Coordinator of SCM Programs in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis.  He is also the Director of the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management in the FedEx Technology Institute at the University of Memphis. Dr. Nichols' research has addressed a number of integrated SCM topics.  He has conducted SCM consulting and educational programs for a number of Fortune 500 corporations and governmental agencies. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Nichols was a management consultant with Dialog Systems, Inc. Dr. Nichols received his BA in Economics from the University of Maine, his MBA with a concentration in Materials and Logistics Management and Ph.D. in Business Administration from Michigan State University.


Dr. Nichols is currently involved in research projects that address pharmaceutical supply chain security, technology adoption in healthcare supply chains and lean SCM practices.


Spring 2015 Teaching Schedule

SCMS 3510 Operations Management  T/TH 2:40-4:05

SCMS 3650 Strategic Sourcing  T/TH 5:30-6:55

SCMS 7313  Global Operations Management (Online course)