Every organization, whether public or private, produces goods and/or delivers services to customers and clients. Effective management of these production and service operations is critical to the success of an organization. Operations professionals manage and coordinate activities to balance the needs of the consumer with the resources of the firm. For many firms, these efforts increasingly extend beyond a single physical location and require coordination within a global pipeline of suppliers and contractors. This requires an effective and efficient flow of both materials and information among all parts of the supply chain, with the overall goal of satisfying the ultimate consumer.
Once considered a strictly behind-the-scenes activity, operations management is now being recognized as an important strategic tool for creating customer value and loyalty. Companies such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, and Nike attribute much of their success to the efficient management of their global supply chains.
Supply chain management majors study concepts and strategies that enable organizations to be competitive in the world economy. They also study management tools and analytical techniques, such as forecasting, purchasing and logistics, inventory management, production scheduling, and quality manufacturing practices needed to achieve the goal of customer service.
Broadly speaking, the curriculum has three primary areas: (1) the study of basic problem solving and data analysis tools to assist the supply chain manager in making good decisions; (2) the study of the major concepts and strategies for managing people, materials, and production resources needed to deliver value to the customer; (3) the integration of the supply chain function into overall corporate strategy.
Why Choose Supply Chain Management?
Businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies require people skilled in supply chain management to coordinate the flow of materials, finances, and information within and between companies. Supply chain management specialists improve service for customers while reducing costs for employers and you will study the strategies that make business, nonprofits, and governments competitive within a global economy.
Supply chain management graduates have a high chance of placement in an internship or job immediately after graduation and the skills learned as part of your degree will make you competitive for increasingly important positions. If you are curious, passionate about innovation, and like solving problems, a degree in supply chain management will prepare you to excel in a wide variety of career paths and industries.
The field of supply chain management is continuing to grow as demand for professionals who manage the flow and transport of goods and services increases. This bachelor program prepares you for careers that require knowledge in how to manage global supply chains for major corporations and organizations. Most of our graduates leave with internships or job opportunities.
Our alumni work at:
Computer Sciences Corp.
Reynolds and Reynolds
Taylor Communications (Standard Register)
US Worldwide Logistics, Inc
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Yaskawa America, Inc.
Positions our alumni have held:
Business analyst or consultant
Computer applications and systems analytics
Information technology management
IT operations analytics
Database management or administrator
Information security analyst
Computer user support
Material planning manager
Inventory control administrator
Supply chain business analyst
Classes are focused on experiential learning, allowing students to apply concepts learned in class to real-world situations. We encourage our students to take internships during their summer semesters. Internships are coordinated through the college’s career management office, which makes sure you are aware of hiring information and job and internship announcements.
If you complete this program, you will graduate with a Bachelor in Business with a major in supply chain management. In this program, you will get a broad education in core business skills such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations management along with emphasizing effective management of production and service operations. You will study concepts and strategies that help businesses and organizations stay competitive in the world economy, including management tools and analytic techniques, such as forecasting, purchasing, and logistics, inventory management, production scheduling, and quality manufacturing practices.
Our program covers three primary areas: basic problem solving and data analysis tools, major concepts and strategies for managing people, materials, and production resources, and the integration of the supply function into overall business or organizational strategy. This program will prepare you to work in supply chain management jobs and careers or to continue your education with a graduate or doctoral degree.
Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in supply chain management.
If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in supply chain management.