Supply Chain Management

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About the Program

Learn how to handle an entire production flow from point A to point B. With supply chain management, go from products to profits, following the coordination and management of all the activities involved in creating and delivering a product or service. Unlock the keys to a career in supply chain management.

What can I do with this degree?

Potential Careers & Wages

Supply chain is the process of moving a product from the supplier to the customer. A solid supply chain can increase profits by decreasing purchasing and production costs for both sellers and manufacturers.

This is why companies are always looking for ways to improve their supply chain management.

Supply chain in the U.S. employs 44 million people, or roughly 37% of all jobs. This career path is particularly strong in the Rockford region, which is home to a strong manufacturing and logistics base.

When you learn about supply chain, you explore topics such as planning, sourcing, production, inventory management, distribution and transportation.

Program Pathways

Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

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Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

The Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management certificate is focused on developing an understanding of how the flow of materials from procurement to delivery can help an organization balance responsiveness and efficiency to improve profitability.  This certificate is designed for front-line, entry-level supply chain management workers and can be completed in one to two semesters.

Advanced Supply Chain Management

This certificate will provide students with the knowledge and skills for employment in the supply chain area.  Supply chain Management focuses on the flow of materials end-to-end, beginning at customer service and procurement and ending with delivery to the customer.  This certificate is focused on the front-line worker and will provide a better understanding of how each aspect of the supply chain affects the other, and how to achieve efficiency and profitability for the organization.

Our first Supply Chain Management certificate includes courses in business, computers, supply chain, management and operations management.  You’ll have an overview of the supply chain, from planning to inventory to distribution.

The program is designed for you to complete the first 16-credit certificate and be ready to enter the workforce.  You can then continue to improve your skills by completing the Advanced Supply Chain Management certificate. 

All classes can be found in the College Catalog.

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