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Supply Chain Management


Supply chain professionals are responsible for the management of products from origin to consumption, and in certain industries product activities past consumption. Supply chain is a rewarding vocation where creative professionals are challenged across a wide array of business functions and then successfully integrate an array of business processes to accomplish organizational goals. The supply chain specialization is an introduction to supply chain management, logistics, quality management, production, operations, procurement, global trade, inventory management, and business strategy. Students develop core competencies in these areas with an emphasis on qualities demanded by world-wide organizations.

Job & Salary outlook

Significant workforce shortages exist in many transportation, logistics, and distribution industry sectors.* There are many different roles for those who earn degrees and specialize in supply chain including:

  • Logistics Managers/Logisticians
  • Transportation Managers
  • Production Planner
  • Schedulers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Information Managers
  • Productions/Operations Managers
  • Inventory Managers
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Fleet Manager

For current information regarding a state and national hourly wage for a career in supply chain management, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*SOURCE: Strauss-Wieder, Anne, and Rick Blasgen. “Ensuring a Competitive and Adaptive Supply Chain Workforce.” Empowering the New Mobility Workforce, Elsevier, 21 June 2019,

Learning Goals

  • Evaluate quality management tactics
  • Analyze logistics management strategies
  • Apply production and operations process management techniques
  • Implement procurement and materials management practices
  • Interpret global supply chain management

Degrees & Certificates Offered

Academic Pathway

Students may use the Supply Chain Specialist Career Certificate as a pathway to further their Business education in completion of the following Certificates and Degrees:


Find quarter class schedules

For more information contact:

Academic Focus Area  (AFA) Business Navigators and Advisors