Supply chain management plays a large role in the world we live in. SCM is vital for all kinds of business whether manufacturing or service operating locally or globally. SCM involves the integration and coordination of business processes within and across several organizations in the collective effort to maximize customer value and create competitive advantage. SCM comprises materials sourcing and suppliers’ relations through manufacturing and processing to the delivery of products and services to the final customer. The program provides in-depth knowledge of key supply chain activities, including demand planning, strategic sourcing and purchasing, inventory management, order management, product and service support, and strategic management. In addition the program also incorporates the logistics aspect of the supply chain including transportation, distribution, warehousing, facility location analysis, and packaging.
The study of supply chain management is a gateway for a wide variety of opportunities and prepares students for professional careers with manufacturers, distributors, transportation carriers, logistics service providers, and consulting firms.
- Provide the students with in-depth knowledge of supply chain management concepts, practices and issues.
- Develop the required skills to perform supply chain functions such as planning, operations management, procurement, warehousing, inventory management, and transportation and logistics.
- Enhance students’ ability to gather, analyze and interpret data.
- Enhance students’ interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.