Supply Chain Management

What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Management is the key to the competitive advantage of every industry across the world. It is a series of interconnected activities involving multiple organizations that relate to the transformation and movement of raw material to finished goods until they reach end users. Logistics on the other hand is a component of the supply chain management cycle that takes place within an organization and is key to the profitability of every organization. Logistics involves “getting the right product, in the right quantity, in the right condition, delivered to the right customer at the right place, at the right time and the right cost.” (“Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective”). The supply chain industry is one of the fastest growing industries globally and is the second largest employment sector in the United States. (

Why study Supply Chain Management?

There are more than 80,000 jobs in the supply chain industry in the Charlotte region (North Carolina Center for Global Logistics) and as today’s baby boomer generation retires, even more job openings will become available in the years ahead. Potential salaries with an A.A.S. degree range from $36,000 to $70,000 (Charlotte Works). According to Fortune Magazine,1.4 million supply chain workers will be needed by 2018.

Why is there a demand for Supply Chain Management Professionals?

The continued growth of globalization and increased use of tracking technology has provided new employment opportunities across the globe. As a result, the supply chain field is growing at a significant rate. In our region, job prospects are expected to continue. Indicators point to the growth of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which recently added the Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility, and upgrades to the port of Charleston in South Carolina.

Why study Supply Chain Management at CPCC?

The core subjects in CPCC’s Supply Chain Management degree with a specialization in Global Logistics Technology program match the employment opportunities available in today’s workforce. Through a combination of in-class instruction and practical workforce learning, program graduates are prepared to pursue nationally recognized credentials and licenses.

Coming soon is our specialization in Trucking Operations Management.

Our instructors have earned advanced degrees in their areas of expertise. They have relevant professional experience, are connected to today’s business and industry and provide the personal attention you need to succeed. Our classes are affordable and are offered on different campuses during the day, in the evenings and online.

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