Analytical Decision Making Supporting Global Leadership
Supply chain and operations management (SCOM) focuses on applying skills and education in operations, supply chain, procurement, material handling/management, quality management, and project management with the primary goal of operating more efficiently and effectively. SCOM majors will also gain a background in other business disciplines to include accounting, finance, organizational behavior, management/leadership, economics, and information systems. This well round education prepares students for leadership and management positions with emphasis on quantitative and analytical decision making.
Supply chain management plays a major role in the production and delivery of the final service and/or product from the initial supplier through to the end-user customer. The companies that make up the supply chain are tied together by managing the physical flows of goods and materials and information flows to implement long-term plans and control the day-to-day operations. This involves managing the suppliers, meeting customer demand, tracking the product/service from start to completion, as well as all aspects of material handling.
Because SCOM spans across an organization and because many organizations operate global, this area of study prepares student for a fast-paced environment. Graduates are in high demand by many employers. Students are successful in obtaining internships very early on which makes them more valuable upon graduation.
Hands-on experience learning opportunities are available. Students can participate in the Project Management Institute (PMI) “THE Project” project planning competition every spring. After students complete the introductory project management course, they are well prepared for the challenge experience of developing a plan from start to finish. Additionally, students are qualified to sit for the PMI Certified Associate Project Manager certification examination before they graduate.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Earn a degree in Management with a Concentration in Supply Chain and Operations Management and consider the following career opportunities:
- Customers broker
- Logistics manager
- Production planner
- Traffic management
- Purchasing and procurement
- Supply Chain Analyst
- Inventory Analyst
- Project Manager or Analyst
- Quality Management
- Production Supervision
- Global outsourcing