Dennis Oates

Title/s:  Instructor

Office #:  Schreiber 426

Phone: 312.915.6663

Email: doates@luc.edu


Dennis is dedicated to finding effective and meaningful ways to engage his students and impart his extensive knowledge. With over three decades of experience in the logistics and supply chain industry, he has held key positions at major companies like Amazon and FedEx. Currently, he lends his expertise to supply chain startups as a strategic advisor. Dennis is also finalizing his DBA in Supply Chain Management at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, deepening his expertise in logistics, project management, and strategic supply chain innovation.

His research delves into the complexities of logistics outsourcing and its impact on organizational innovation. This blend of practical experience and academic research allows Dennis to provide a comprehensive learning experience, equipping his students with both the theoretical framework and practical insights needed to understand and navigate the ever-evolving world of supply chain management.


  • MBA, Finance, Loyola University Chicago, 1998
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1991

Courses Taught

  • SCMG 232: Intro to Supply Chain Management
  • SCMG 338: Global Supply Chain Management
  • ISSCM 349: Project Management
  • ISSCM 484N: Project Management