Supply Chain Management (SCM) involves the integration of all activities from design, production, and delivery of products and services to sourcing of raw materials, labor, and other resources; market, transportation, and distribution decisions; and the importance of developing customer loyalty. SCM professionals create value for businesses by coordinating the above activities efficiently.
Our Academic Programs
Students of Supply Chain Management learn to be analytical, organized, logical, and develop the ability to apply quantitative reasoning to situations. They also learn to work with diverse groups of people both within and outside of their company.
Course subjects include:
- IB 210 Fundamentals of Global Business
- SCM 380 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
- SCM 385 Logistics
- SCM 386 Purchasing and Supply Management
- SCM 465W Global Supply Chain Management
A Supply Chain Management minor is available for Non-Business majors.
Graduate students can obtain a graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management, allowing them to pursue the core subject more deeply and to develop a stronger more advanced skillset.
Internships and Career Coaching
The College of Business has a Career Services suite located in 200 McKenny Hall that maintains listings of internships and full-time jobs. You can also take advantage of on-site workshops for resumé development, interviewing, job search skills and business etiquette.
College of Business student organizations are affiliated primarily with professional organizations or interest groups. Each organization has a charter with the University and engages in professional or service activities.
Every organization has a supply chain, regardless of its size or markets because all companies purchase and provide goods and services. Michigan has the busiest international border crossing in North America with the state’s top three trading partners being Canada, Mexico, and China.
SCM graduates may work here is Southeast Michigan or globally depending upon their placement. And SCM graduates are in demand – in any given week, over 1000 SCM related jobs are open in the greater Detroit/Southeast Michigan market.