Demand is high for supply chain professionals.

Have you ever thought about the process it takes for the products you order online to be designed, manufactured and shipped to your door? That process is the supply chain and it consists of some of the fastest growing careers in the U.S.

 

Supply chain is a $1.3 trillion industry

Supply Chain Managers oversee the process in which materials, information and finances flow from supplier to consumer. This process usually involves communication and collaboration between many organizations that are collectively known as the supply chain.

The need for Supply Chain Management graduates continues to increase across the globe. Many organizations rely on Supply Chain Management Degree graduates to create net value by demanding efficiency inside and outside of the organization. The responsibilities of a Supply chain manager include everything from product development, sourcing, production and logistics to the information systems needed to coordinate these activities.

 

Careers & Salary

In November 2015, it was reported that more than 11 million people were working in the supply chain field. However, the need for supply chain management graduates continues to increase across the globe. It has been reported that the demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by 6 to 1.

Some of the careers in high demand include:

  • Supply Chain Analyst

  • Purchasing Manager

  • Global Commodities Director

  • Material Flow Coordinator

  • Strategic Sourcing Manager

  • Logistics Manager

Over the last five years, more than 90% of Supply Chain graduates have found jobs within six months of graduation. In fact, many students have jobs lined up before they graduate.

The average starting salary for Supply Chain Management graduates is around $58,000 with median mid-career salaries of over $100,000.

  • Purchasing Manager - $111,590*

  • Logistician - $74,170*

  • U.S. Six Sigma Black Belt - $95,148**

 

Curriculum

Supply chain management is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing professions. To keep up with demand, UNIBusiness has structured a program that marries modern application training with award-winning academics.

Supply chain management courses and electives

  • Supply Chain and Purchasing

  • Distribution and Logistics

  • Global Strategic Supply Management

  • Supply Chain Modeling and Analytics

  • Managerial Problem Solving

  • Six Sigma and Lean Consulting

  • Methodology

  • Project Management

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Dynamics of Negotiation

  • Location Analysis for Business

  • Applied Writing: Technical

  • Communication

View Supply Chain Management Courses

 

Six Sigma certification is the perfect complement to a supply chain management degree.

It is a set of management tools designed to improve business processes, with the goals of reducing process variation, improving quality, eliminating waste, improving speed and efficiency and saving time.

Every other year, supply chain management students have the opportunity to participate in a UNIBusiness study abroad program to earn Six Sigma certification. The program begins with on-campus classes during the spring semester. It concludes with a Six Sigma Green Belt pre-certification exam before jumping the pond to Ireland or Italy for a six-week unpaid internship. It is the epitome of internship experiences for supply chain management students. Not interested in Six Sigma or Ireland?  Check out the Italy Service Operations Management Program based in Rome and Sorrento in years which Six Sigma is not offered.

 

Beyond the Classroom

For many years, SCMA students have participated in the General Motors/Wayne State Competition where student supply chain teams from around the globe analyze a real GM supply chain situation and give recommended solutions to a panel of executives from various organizations and industries. UNI has consistently placed in the top three against schools like Michigan State and Rutgers, and various schools from around the world.

UNI Supply Chain Management Association club logo

It was a great opportunity to network with business professionals and network with students from other universities across the country. The GM case competition was one of the most rewarding experiences I could have while also having fun.
Eliot BoisjolieSupply Chain Management ‘17

 

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