Supply Chain Management Concentration
The Supply Chain Management Concentration enables you to accommodate organizational and supply chain goals for profitability, asset utilization, customer service, and systems flexibility.
According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management. It also includes the crucial components of coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, supply chain management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.
Areas of Focus
- Evaluating key enablers of supply chain network integration, synchronization, and collaboration to achieve process innovation and effectiveness.
- Leveraging e-based processes and technologies for improving supply chain performance.
- Evaluating global network designs.
Career options include management positions found in e-business, consulting, start-ups, high-tech manufacturing, third-party logistics, and service companies. Below is a sample of recent graduate positions:
- Logistics Strategy Associate, Dell
- Regional Supply Chain Manager, Johnson & Johnson International
- Manager for Strategy Development, Intel Asia
- Senior Supply Chain Project Manager, Fisher Scientific
- Senior Strategic Marketing Analyst, FedEx
While Supply Chain Management still encompasses the traditional aspects of supply chain transportation, distribution, and procurement -- the field also penetrates emerging areas including topics on sustainability, low cost country sourcing, risk management, demand driven supply networks, and human behavior modeling.