ahowe@saunders.rit.edu (Avery Howe)
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 8:02pm
What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management (SCM) combines business and engineering to provide high quality products and services to a global market.

This program is perfect for aspiring:

  • Supply chain managers
  • Business analysts
  • Manufacturing specialists
  • Logistics directors
  • Supply and demand planners
  • Operations specialists

Saunders College of Business combines cutting-edge technology and strong business practices to give their students the knowledge to succeed in this competitive industry. The SCM degree gives you the knowledge to work in product development, logistics and distribution, or major event and operation organization.

Now is the time

As technology advances, job availability tends to shift. According to Forbes, our current technology advancements are opening up career opportunities for tech savvy supply chain managers who can out-compete as well as work alongside automated machinery. The article claims that “Supply chain is relatively new as a business career choice. The cement is still wet and technology is opening a lot of doors. Now is a great time to imagine the job you want and find the tools to do it.” Saunders provides resources such as The Construct makerspace, used for rapid prototyping, Saunders Consulting Group, the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, and Venture Creations Incubator for students to build their careers while in college.

Earn high wages

Supply chain industries provide services that encompass multiple aspects of the economy and product creation. From raw materials to finished product, SCM is in on the action. Harvard Business Review published that “The U.S. supply chain contains 37% of all jobs, employing 44 million people. These jobs have significantly higher than average wages, and account for much of the innovative activity in the economy.”

Bachelor’s Degree = Bigger Salary

Salary.com reports that the median salary for a supply chain manager with a bachelor’s degree is typically between $105,021 and $112,747. Their research also shows that only 6% of supply chain managers with only a high school diploma are able to break into the industry at all. As education level rises, so does salary.

Why choose RIT?

Saunders College of Business at RIT provides the resources of the #1 undergraduate business programs in Western New York, as well as those of a technological university. Students are given a strong core curriculum to develop an understanding of business and technology, with the option of choosing electives in either Saunders College or Kate Gleason College of Engineering in order to personally tailor their degree to suit their career goals. Immersions and minors in any of RIT’s nine colleges provide an even more individualized learning path. RIT is also the home to one of the world’s first cooperative education programs, which allows students to do paid work and gain hands-on experience before they graduate.

Quick Facts:

  • Students earn a Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt certification
  • Saunders is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • The Saunders supply chain management program may make you eligible to receive your MBA in only one year
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