Supply Chain Management


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

The following are some areas of employment for supply chain management majors (actual job titles can vary, e.g., Agent, Analyst, Assistant, Specialist, or Manager): 
 

  • Supplier Relations Management 
     
  • Contracts Management and Pricing 
     
  • Procurement and Supply Management 
     
  • Materials Planning 
     
  • Inventory Management  
     
  • Logistics Management 
     
  • Transportation Carrier Management  
     
  • Demand Forecasting 
     
  • Consulting in SCM 
     
  • Export/Import Operations and Management 
     
  • Consumer Services Management 
     
  • Warehouse Operations and Management 
     
  • Distribution Management 

Jobs to Consider

Places to Seek Employment

  • Manufacturing Companies 
  • Government Agencies 
  • Retail Stores 
  • Educational Institutions 

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Employment Strategies

  1. Identify areas of interest related to your major so you can focus your academics and experiences towards these fields. 
     
  2. Gain direct experience within the areas that interest you most through research projects, independent studies, internshipspart-time jobsstudent organization involvement, or volunteering
     
  3. Register for Hire Jayhawks and subscribe to the Internship Newsletter to receive automated weekly emails with specific internship information. 
     
  4. Consider joining a professional organization related to your area of interest, and, if possible, attend local and/or regional conferences to make connections with professionals working in your field. 
     
  5. Practice interviewing on your own or by conducting a mock interview at the University Career Center. 
     
  6. Develop your resume and tailor it to your area(s) of interest.
     
  7. Earn a minor or take additional coursework outside your major when relevant to your career goals. 
     
  8. Complete an independent study to gain advanced research skills. 
     
  9. Maintain a strong GPA if you are considering pursuing graduate or professional school. 
     
  10. Consider getting involved with a student organization at KU related to your area of interest.