As the #1 ranked program in supply chain management, Broad is uniquely positioned to prepare students to make an impact in this high-demand area.
Supply chain management (SCM) integrates topics from manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation and physical distribution into a unified program. The program offers integration among these critical, value-adding components to enhance global competitiveness.
Industry analyst | Consultant | Procurement analyst | Purchasing manager | Transportation director | Manufacturing supervisor
To build a solid business foundation, there are common degree requirements for all Broad majors.
Major Field Requirements: 2.0 Minimum GPA
Strategic issues in procurement and supply management. Purchasing process, procurement cycle, purchasing research, relationships with suppliers, negotiation and commodity planning. Cost, price and value analysis.
Production planning, demand management, master scheduling, materials requirements and capacity planning. Shop floor control, computer-integrated manufacturing and just-in-time systems.
Microanalysis of logistics and transportation services. Customer service, distribution operations, purchasing, order processing, facility design and operations, carrier selection, transportation costing and negotiation.
Students must choose one (1) of the following two courses.
Analysis and problem solving of supply chain management cases. Purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and transportation as an integrated supply chain.
Integrated analysis and problem solving of supply chain management applications in collaboration with Engineering. Purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and transportation as an integrated supply chain.
According to the SCM catalog policy, supply chain management students must take a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 6 credits of SCM electives. Due to enrollment demand and assisting students with graduating in four years, students can choose up to 6 credits of the major selections listed below. Students will be disenrolled from additional selections. Specifically, students trying to take more than 6 credits of the below courses will be removed from any sections above the 6 credits.
Note: Constraints on SCM electives do not apply to SCM 460, SCM 461, SCM 462 and SCM 491; Constraint on SCM 490 may apply due to variable credit.
Workshop in procurement contracting including terms and conditions, legal terms and conditions, and contracting negotiation
Workshop in customs including the role of customs and border protection, supply security programs, export programs and tariffs, brokers and trusted traders.
Simulation exercise and competition in the design and operation of global supply chains.
1-3 creditS (VARIABLE)
Workshop with hands-on experience in enterprise resource planning applications.
Project management concepts related to planning, execution and control of projects in supply chain environments.
Strategic negotiation, negotiation preparation, buyer-supplier relationship assessment, international negotiations and negotiation simulation.
Negotiation and bargaining to manage people and interpersonal relations. Developmental processes, stages and types of conflict. Conflict management and resolution.
Students may not enroll in both SCM 474 and MGT 475
Decision modeling in supply chains with emphasis on forecasting, aggregate planning, material requirement planning, inventory management, transportation, supply network design, quality management and sourcing decisions. Use of traditional and advanced spreadsheet modeling tools.
Current issues and strategies in transportation management and policy. Carrier management problems and opportunities, and economic characteristics of the various modes of transportation.
Pricing and cost management basics, cost models, parametric cost modeling, process mapping for cost management, total cost of ownership, target costing for purchased materials, value analysis and value engineering, using cost analysis to support purchase negotiations, current trends in cost management.
1-3 credits (variable)
Supervised program of independent library or field research designed to supplement classroom study.
1-3 credits (variable)
Advanced aspects of supply continuity and supply risk, environmentally friendly manufacturing, total quality management, supply chain metrics, electronic markets, relationship management, interfaces with research and development, innovation and other current issues in supply chain management.
Supply chains are the institutions and processes that move raw material, works-in-progress and finished products from the fields, mines and oceans to our homes and workplaces to satisfy our daily wants and needs. Without supply chains, we would not have the products that we rely on, such as food, clothing, shelter and entertainment.
In the class of 2018, 80 students, a new university record number, received a 4.0 GPA. These students were recognized with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the end of their studies. Of the 80 students, 4 were supply chain management majors.
As a part of the top supply chain management program in the country, the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) strives to provide students with exceptional learning experiences and development opportunities beyond the classroom environment. This is accomplished through exposure to leading industry practices and business professionals, as well as an additional forum for student/faculty interaction.Learn More
The Student Senate of the Broad College of Business creates a representative body concentrating their time to improve the quality of life for all students in the college. The Broad Student Senate strives to provide means for responsible and effective student participation within Broad, to serve as the official voice of the student opinion on matters affecting students and/or their rights, and to provide a mutual and beneficial understanding with members of the faculty and administration.Learn More
Broad’s top-ranked Department of Supply Chain Management equips graduates with a competitive edge. Prestigious programs connect students with faculty and alumni who are global industry leaders and are considered the voice of the SCM field.