Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is a high-demand career field comprised of people and businesses that design, procure, manufacture, warehouse, transport, and dispose of goods or services. Those who work in the supply chain actively manage these interactions to meet customer requirements. If you're good at organizing details, recognizing connections, thinking efficiently, and streamlining processes, industries need people like you for jobs in supply chain management. You can be part of a team that ensures a smooth flow through production, storage, and delivery processes.

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Careers Working in the Global Supply Chain

If you're interested in a fast-paced job, consider coordinating supply chains for organizations. With a degree or certificate in this field, you'll enjoy a career in the in-demand field of transportation, storage, and distribution. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that demand for logistics analysts will grow by 30 percent by 2030 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Logisticians (accessed December 22, 2021).

ECC's program teaches the skills and expertise needed to thrive in various roles within the warehouse, manufacturing, logistics, and/or transportation sectors. See details about the salary and local job opportunities in supply chain management on the ECC Career Coach site.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree builds on the certificate program and expands your exposure to the many aspects of the business. The program includes foundational business courses such as economics, accounting, business law, and e-commerce, along with math applications and communication. In these courses, you’ll gain skills to successfully contribute to the interconnected relationships that comprise supply chain management. Additional business courses address material costs, inventory management decisions, and customer relationships. This degree will support your goal for advancement in the industry and meet current employment skill requirements.

Supply Chain Management Certificate

The Supply Chain and Logistics Specialist certificate will provide you with the industry and technical skills needed for immediate employment. Certification coursework explores the interconnected relationships of the supply chain and identifies the requirements of warehousing, inventory control, customer service, and procurement. To form a well-balanced certificate, supply chain basics, logistics, and warehousing are combined with computer literacy, management, and Microsoft Excel skills. You’ll develop these skills in a work-based learning environment that fosters critical thinking and practical application.

Careers in Supply Chain Management

The supply chain management program will prepare you for an entry-level position and possible advancement in a wide variety of fields and positions, such as:

  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Transportation Manager
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Dispatcher
  • Traffic, Shipping, and Receiving Clerks
  • Material Requirements Planning Manager
  • Distribution Worker
  • Laborers and Material Movers
  • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
  • Warehouse Manager
  • First-line Supervisors of Transportation and Material
  • Solution Design and Analysis Manager

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