What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management has evolved over the past 50 years to become a highly sophisticated, technology-dependent and collaborative discipline that combines the business functions of purchasing, operations, inventory management and warehousing, customer service, and logistics.

Operations and supply chain management is focused on managing the flow of goods, information and cash, while exceeding customer expectations at the lowest total cost possible.

Supply chain management occurs globally in organizations and represents a strategic advantage for many companies. In a supply chain role, you will face challenges across operational, tactical and strategic levels of business decisions.

How the supply chain works:

Supply chain management career possibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Distribution manager
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Operations supervisor
  • Warehouse management
  • Production planner/scheduler
  • Customer service analyst
  • Purchasing planner
  • Commodity specialist
  • Sourcing specialist
  • Procurement specialist

Degree programs

Undergraduate: Operations & Supply Chain Management Major

Operations & Supply Chain Management Minor

5 year accelerated degree program

Graduate: Master of Science in Supply Chain Management