Supply Chain Management


314 Hayden Hall
617.373.3166 (fax)
Yang W. Lee, Associate Professor and Group Chair,

From the Fortune 500 manufacturer to the small firm that produces, sells, or distributes products, all companies have a supply chain function that must be effectively managed if they are to be competitive. A supply chain manager is typically involved in making critical decisions about such matters as the modes of transportation used to move the company’s materials and products, inventory policies, warehousing needs, customer service standards, and the location of facilities.

As companies become increasingly involved in global markets as both buyers and sellers, supply chain managers play a major role not only in assessing the feasibility of international activity but also in developing supply and distribution networks to support that involvement.

Because supply chain managers frequently interact with those involved in other areas of management, many supply chain management students have chosen to complete a second concentration in such areas as marketing, information management, or finance.

In addition to finding career opportunities with manufacturers, retailers, and distributors, supply chain management students may find similar opportunities with companies that sell supply chain services or transportation services in the marketplace. Consulting firms and government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels provide other career options.

Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
SCHM 3301Global Supply Chain Strategy4
SCHM 3305Sourcing and Procurement4
SCHM 3310Logistics and Transportation Management4
Complete one of the following:4
Supply Chain Analytics
Demand Planning and Forecasting
Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management