New major focused on supply chain operations

By Stephanie New-Johnson
Posted March 9, 2016

New major focused on supply chain operations

The College of Management introduces a new supply chain and operations management major to meet the needs of an emerging field. The program covers sourcing and purchasing, logistics and transportation, sales and operations planning and supply chain network design. Students learn managerial and technical skills and get the opportunity to participate in industry associations.

The prospects are great for a career in the field of supply chain and operations. The $1.3 trillion industry is getting bigger and more global each year with over a million supply chain workers needed by 2018. And according to Fortune Magazine, the average entry-level salary is higher than 75 percent of college majors.

Students can expect careers in a wide variety of sectors such as manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, hospitals, social services, disaster recovery services, international trade and freight management, transportation and distribution.

Some typical job titles include:

  • Supply chain manager
  • Retail analyst
  • Purchasing specialist
  • Operations manager
  • Transportation analyst
  • Trade specialist
  • Supply chain planner
  • Data analyst
  • Project analyst or project manager
  • Warehouse specialist
  • Freight account manager
  • Sustainability analyst

Learn more about the program here and contact Jayant Saraph, professor, Decision Science Department, with any questions,