Office of Undergraduate Programs, 215 Whitman School of Management, 315-443-2361.
Frederick Easton, Burak Kazaz, Gary LaPoint, Julie Niederhoff, Patrick Penfield, Frances Gaither Tucker
A new kind of enterprise is emerging-the supply chain. A supply chain is a pipeline of information and materials, frequently global in scope. It includes not only the organization but also the suppliers, buyers, and others with whom it interacts.
Supply chain management requires a distinctive view of business: procurement, manufacturing, and distribution must be viewed and controlled as a seamless flow. Good supply chain managers eliminate delays and reduce the amount of resources tied up all along the chain. To perform effectively, a company must learn to function as a single organism, and people at every level must look beyond the old rules.
An understanding of supply chain management is an asset to any manager, and there is a strong demand for specialists who can comprehend and manage the entire chain. Building on long-established strengths, the undergraduate major offers a solid grounding in this fast-evolving specialty.
Students have the opportunity to take APICS certification exams. Furthermore, by enrolling in a set group of courses, students will be eligible for the AST&L blanket waiver for certification.