Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Become part of the fast-growing supply chain management career. The continued growth of globalization and increased use of tracking technology means new employment opportunities across the globe. In our region, job prospects are expected to continue.

What You Will Learn

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 (supplychainopz.com).

Our program will equip you with the critical thinking, written, and oral communication skills required for positions in distribution, transportation, warehousing, manufacturing, domestic and international procurement, materials management, inventory, international freight, import/export documentation, compliance, and logistics analysis. Graduates may be eligible to pursue professional credentials through APICS, AST&L, CSCMP, and ISM.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

The core subjects in Central Piedmont's supply chain management degree match the employment opportunities available in today’s workforce. Through a combination of in-class instruction and practical workforce learning, our graduates are prepared to pursue nationally-recognized credentials and licenses. Our instructors have earned advanced degrees in their areas of expertise, 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. You will also have the opportunity to gain leadership experience and participate in national competitions with Enactus.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Supply Chain Management, Logistics Careers and Average Salaries

Qualify for positions in a wide range of supply chain and logistics positions in government agencies, manufacturing, and service organizations. Employment opportunities include entry-level distribution, planning, material management, warehousing, inventory, transportation, trucking operations, international freight, and logistics. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed supply chain management career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

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Supply Chain Management Course Sequence

If you attend full-time (15–16 credit hours per semester, plus one or two summer terms), you should be able to get your associate degree in two years. You may also take classes part-time, but it will take longer to finish the degree.

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