Supply Chain ManagementSupply chain management is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes cross-functional links and seeks to manage those links to enhance a company’s competitive advantage. It involves forecasting, resource allocation, production planning, flow and process management, inventory management, customer delivery, after-sales support and service, and a host of other activities and processes familiar and basic to business.
Supply chain managers very often hold the key to corporate profitability. Economists and employers single out supply chain management for its strong growth potential. In fact, U.S. News & World Report describes it as one of the 20 hottest job tracks of the new century. Home to the nation's first supply chain program (established in 1919), The Whitman School's Supply Chain Management Program is well attuned to the needs of this dynamic specialty.
Our world-class faculty play prominent roles in shaping perspectives on relevant supply chain issues. As a result, you will have a unique opportunity to understand how supply chain management has an increasingly key role in today’s business decisions.