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Thomas Patton

Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3132
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management


  • Supplier Management
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Procurement


Tom E. Patton teaches Supply Chain Management at The University of Kansas School of Business. He earned a BS in Business and Mathematics from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. He has over 28 years of industry experience in various Engineering, Sales and Supply Chain Management roles, predominantly in telecommunications. Mr. Patton is recognized as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) by the Institute of Supply Management.


  • M.E. in Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University
  • B.S. in Business and Mathematics, St. Cloud State University

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