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Supply Chain Management

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As a supply chain management major, you will learn a set of skills that will allow you to effectively streamline the flow of materials, finances and information for a company. Your training in the supply chain management program will make you a competitive candidate for increasingly important positions in organizations everywhere.

Supply Chain Management Department website

Sample of Related Skills

  • Analyze the manufacturing operations of a firm 
  • Apply sales and operations planning, MRP and lean manufacturing concepts 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of logistics and supply chain management 
  • Produce examples of effective supply chain management and logistics implementation 
  • Assess the effectiveness of logistics and materials management throughout the global supply chain 

Popular Career Paths

Sales: Involves recommending products based on customers' needs, answering questions about the products they sell, demonstrating products and processing sales

Brand Management: Entails planning and directing the entire marketing program for a given product or group of products

Marketing Research: Involves providing information businesses need to make sound decisions about the marketing of their products

Retail: Includes sales, buying, distribution, and staff functions such as advertising and marketing research

Advertising: Involves strategic planning and implementation in a highly competitive, fast-paced environment

Jobs to Consider

Account Representative

Customer Services Representative/Manager

Internet Marketing Specialist

Business Development Officer

Marketing Manager

Brand/Product Manager

Market Research Specialist

Purchasing Agent

Consumer Affairs Analyst

Merchandising Manager

Inside Sales Manager

Research Analyst

Retail Manager

Sales Representative

Marketing Assistant

Places to Seek Employment

Manufacturing Companies

Government Agencies

Retail Stores


Educational Institutions


View specific employers by state.

Employment Strategies

  1. Obtain experience through an internship or other relevant part-time or summer work.
  2. Develop strong analytic skills and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. Conduct informational discussions with individuals from industry. The Alumni Directories in the BCS provide a great place to start.
  4. Explore various professional designations and licenses relevant to SCM career paths.
  5. Join a student organization such as the Supply Chain Management Club to gain insight into supply chain industries.

Job and Internship Search Resources

The quick link for this page is career.ku.edu/supplychain.

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