Supply chains consist of suppliers, manufacturing centers, distribution centers, retail outlets and end customers. The Global Supply Chain Management option integrates topics from marketing and operations management as well as information systems and logistic management into a unified program. This interdisciplinary option develops an understanding of the design, control, and operations of supply chains in today’s global markets. GSCM allows companies to collaborate effectively with partners to reduce operational costs, improve decision-making, and respond faster to customer needs and changes in business environment. Demand for qualified graduates in this exciting field has increased substantially in recent years and it is forecasted to increase significantly in the future. Examples of career opportunities in this field include sourcing and procurement, transportation design, demand planning and distribution, customer value analysis and information technology application. A career in supply chain management also provides a unique opportunity to become involved in the strategic planning and management of business enterprises.
Course Catalog ~ Supply Chain Management
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