Supply Chain Management

A new kind of enterprise is emerging—the supply chain. A supply chain is a pipeline of information and materials that is frequently global in scope. It includes not only the organization, but also the suppliers, buyers, and others with whom it interacts.

Supply chain management requires a distinctive view of business: procurement, manufacturing, and distribution must be viewed and controlled as a seamless flow. Good supply chain managers eliminate delays and reduce the amount of resources tied up all along the chain. To perform effectively, a company must learn to function as a single organism, and people at every level must look beyond the old rules.

An understanding of supply chain management is an asset to any manager, and there is a strong demand for specialists who can comprehend and manage the entire chain. Building on long established strengths, the undergraduate major offers a solid grounding in this fast-evolving specialty.

Students have the opportunity to take APICS certification exams. Furthermore, by enrolling in a set group of courses, students be eligible for the AST & L blanket waiver for certification.