by Jacqueline Jenkins, Director of Graduate Studies
I was first introduced to supply chain management when I worked on the operations side of the business for Ann Taylor, Inc. Given the many business decisions that fall within the supply chain arena, such as material sourcing, product development, transportation, and inventory management, I found my supply chain management position to have been one of my most fulfilling roles within the fashion industry.
Today, supply chain management has evolved from a back office function to a critical component of any organization that produces and/or distributes goods and services.
We are accepting applications for students who will enter the program in September of 2015. Given that our goal is to prepare graduate students for strategic management roles, this degree is comprised of courses from both the technical and management aspects of the field.
The technical courses, such as Supply Chain Fundamentals and Logistics Management, will provide foundational knowledge of supply chain management. To gain an understanding of the management aspects of the business, our students will also study leadership techniques in courses such as People and Project Management and Innovation and Change Management.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of logisticians – those who analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain -- is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The 2013 APICS Supply Chain Council Operations Management Employment Outlook states that the average total compensation for supply chain and operations management professionals with a master’s degree is $107,934.