Office of Undergraduate Programs, 215 Whitman School of Management, 315-443-2361
Karca Aral, Burak Kazaz, Gary LaPoint, Rong Li, Julie Niederhoff, Patrick Penfield, Frances Gaither Tucker, Zhengping Wu
Effective management of supply chain is critical for business success in today’s complex, dynamic and globalized environment. A supply chain is a pipeline of material, information and financial flows, 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, reduce the amount of resources tied up all along the chain, and mitigate potential risks that can disrupt operations. To perform effectively, a company must develop policies to ensure the seamless flow and learn to function with its partners like a single organism.
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 exciting field.
Students have the opportunity to take various certification exams such as APICS, AST&L and others.