Supply Chain and Operations Management

The Supply Chain and Operations Management major focuses on process excellence from both intra-organizational and inter-organizational points of view. Supply chain management manages the flow of goods, and information and services, in order to deliver maximum value to the consumer, while minimizing the costs of the flow. Operations management is responsible for supplying the product or service of the organization and managing the conversion or transformation process that converts inputs into outputs. The design of the major follows the industry-developed SCOR model of Plan—Source—Make—Deliver.

View a full 4-year catalog of program requirements and course descriptions.

Major Curriculum

MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM - 22 CREDITS

(SCO 3001 is a prerequisite for all other SCO classes.)

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
SCO 3056 4 Supply Chain Planning and Control
SCO 3059 4 Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma
SCO 3045 2 Sourcing and Supply Management
SCO 3048 2 Transportation and Logistics Management
SCO 3072 2 Managing Technologies in the Supply Chain
SCO 4065W 4 CAPSTONE: Supply Chain & Operations Strategy (prereq: SCO 3056, 3059 and 4 SCO elective credits)

PLUS 4 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
SCO 3041 2 Project Management
SCO 3051 2 Service Management
MKTG 4060 4 Marketing & Distribution Channels (prereq: MKTG 3010, 3040)
IDSC 3202 4 Analysis and Modeling for Business Systems Development (prereq: IDSC 3001)
BLAW 3058 4 The Law of Contracts and Agency
MGMT 4040 4 Negotiation Strategies

Please note that all classes are not offered every semester. Please check the class schedule on OneStop for details.

Minor Curriculum

MINOR CORE CURRICULUM - 12 CREDITS

(SCO 3001 is a prerequisite for all other SCO classes.)

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
SCO 3056 4 Supply Chain Planning and Control
SCO 3059 4 Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma

PLUS 4 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
SCO 3041 2 Project Management
SCO 3045 2 Sourcing and Supply Management
SCO 3048 2 Transportation and Logistics Management
SCO 3051 2 Service Management
SCO 3061 2 Lean Thinking
SCO 3072 2 Managing Technologies in the Supply Chain

Please note that all classes are not offered every semester. Please check the class schedule on OneStop for details.

Career

Supply Chain and Operations Management:

A career in supply chain and operations management involves managing and coordinating the day-to-day movement of raw materials and other resources throughout a business or an organization and on to the end customer. Supply Chain professionals must be effective problem solvers as they are called to establish business processes that provide efficiency in areas such as purchasing, transportation and logistics, budgeting, inventory and quality control, plant operations, and sourcing. The field of supply chain and operations requires that individuals develop relationships with business partners such as suppliers, logistics coordinators, wholesalers, retailers, and customers. Individuals in supply chain and operations management should also expect to communicate and collaborate with internal business functions such as marketing and sales, product development, and other departments within this field.

Sample Careers for Supply Chain and Operations Majors

  • Forecasting Specialist
  • Supply/Demand Planner
  • Procurement and Purchasing Manager
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Operations Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Sourcing Analyst
  • Logistics Management Analyst

Companies that Hire Supply Chain and Operations Majors:

  • General Mills
  • Best Buy
  • Cargill
  • 3M
  • C.H Robinson
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Most companies that have suppy chain, operations, and logistics as part of their business will hire this major