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Business meets Engineering

The interdisciplinary Supply Chain Management (SCM) minor is offered in coordination between Saunders College of Business and Kate Gleason College of Engineering. In this minor, you can expect to gain the knowledge to assist in developing - and implementing - efficient supplier systems that maximize customer value.

Supply chain management focuses on the coordination of the associated processes required both within a business, as well as across businesses and suppliers, to deliver products and services. Essentially managing the supply chain from raw materials to customer delivery.

The objective of this minor is to provide students with a background in areas commonly needed to support SCM roles; including business strategy, information systems, lean/quality management, inventory management, logistics, and project management. Completion of this minor provides students with Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt body of knowledge.

 

Supply Chain Management at a glance

The SCM minor consists of 3 required courses and 2 elective courses. The required courses provide fundamental knowledge required for the management of supply chains. Two electives allow for some breadth across the various key subject areas in support of supply chain management (e.g., business law, supplier relations, international business, management information systems, negotiations, and logistics).

Curriculum

The supply chain management minor provides students with the knowledge to assist in developing and implementing efficient supplier systems in order to maximize customer value. Supply chain management is the coordination of the associated processes required both within a business, as well as across businesses and suppliers, to deliver products and services–from raw materials to customer delivery. The minor provides a background in areas commonly needed to support supply chain management, including business strategy, information systems, lean/quality management, customer service, purchasing, negotiations, contracts, forecasting, inventory management, logistics, and project management. Completion of this minor provides students with Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt body of knowledge.

Notes about this minor:

  • The minor is closed to students majoring in supply chain management.
  • Posting of the minor on the student’s academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.