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Logistics & Supply Chain Management Program

Program Overview

Logistics & Supply Chain Management program refers to the steps a company takes to transform raw materials into a final product delivered to customers. Supply chain management typically covers five stages: plan, make, source, deliver and return. Delivering products and services at the right time and place, right cost, and at the right quantity and quality is at the heart of logistics and supply chain management.

Moving products and materials from point A to point B isn’t as easy as it once was. Globalization has dramatically affected how companies do business, and qualified professionals demand the logistics and supply chain management field. Consumers want products faster, and the marketplace is under pressure to meet those demands.

In any industry, goods need to be procured, stored, and dispatched. Efficient and effective management of all these business functions is critical in the current business world. Every step of this process requires analytical problem-solvers with a unique understanding of the supply chain. That’s where you come in! Earning a Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree will prepare you to plan and manage a supply chain efficiently. You will learn the tools you’ll need to run a supply chain better, faster, and more cost-effectively.

What is Logistics & Supply Chain Management?

Before learning about logistics & supply chain management careers, it’s important to understand the program itself.  It is all about the production, shipment, and distribution of products. It covers everything from idea to sales. This program is an important element of any business that makes and sells products (goods and services).

Professionals in this field must work closely with others to acquire everything they need. More importantly, they need to ensure it’s all completed on time and within budget.Thanks to internet retailing's continued growth; there's an increasing need for logistics and supply chain graduates. This program provides an interesting and challenging route for graduates.

Degree Requirements

University Requirement: 20 Credit Hours.

General Field Requirement: 66 Credit Hours.

General Specialty Requirement: 48 Credit Hours.

Total: 134 Credit Hours.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will acquire the following learning outcomes:

  • Apply basic principles and concepts of logistics management and supply chains.

  • Assess the economic, legal, social and ethical aspects of logistics management and supply chains.

  • Guide the management to the best arrangement of logistics in order to achieve efficiency and effectiveness of operations within the institution.

  • Employ information technology in the field of logistics and supply chains.

  • Manage supply chains

Potential Career Opporunities

So what can you do with a Logistics & supply chain management degree? There is no single answer! The career opportunities afforded to graduates are a massive draw. Every retail organization has a supply chain, so this is an area where there are multiple employment opportunities. Graduates in this field can choose the career path that best aligns with their own skills and interests. And no matter what supply chain position you choose, you can feel satisfied knowing you’re helping to provide products to the people who need them. The following are some of the careers you could pursue:

  • Purchasing Agent
    Purchases equipment, parts, or services needed for the operation of a manufacturing establishment.
    Negotiates and administers contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.
  • Operations Manager
    Responsible for the overall operations of a public or private organization.
    Directs and coordinates activities dealing with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
  • Logistics Analyst
    Analyzes supply chain processes to identify or recommend optimizations and improvements.
    Maintains databases that compile and organize logistics information.
  • Purchasing Manager
    Plans and directs buyers, purchasing officers, and others involved in purchasing materials, products, and services.
    Represents companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with various suppliers.
  • Supply Chain Manager
    Directs and coordinates supply chain processes to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, and safety.
    Develops procedures to help coordinate supply chain efforts with other departments, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, and quality assurance.
  • Logistician
    Analyzes and coordinates an organization’s logistical functions.
    Reviews logistics performance with customers, weighing against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.
  • Logistics Manager
    Coordinates an organization’s purchasing warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, and planning efforts.
    Manages the personnel and systems involved in daily logistics operations.
  • Storage and Distribution Manager
    Interviews, selects, trains, and supervises warehouse personnel.
    Develops and implements warehouse safety and security activities and programs.
  • Industry Analyst.
  • Project Manager.
  • Global Logistics Manager.
  • Transportation Director.
  • Supply Chain Sales.
  • Supply Chain Consultant.
  • Procurement Analyst/Purchasing Manager.
  •  Warehousing Manager.

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