Supply Chain Major
Supply chain management (SCM) is an interdisciplinary field that examines, supports and improves cross-functional scenarios to enhance a company’s competitive advantage. It involves forecasting, resource allocation, production planning, sourcing, flow and process management, inventory management, customer delivery, after-sales support and service and other business processes. In fact, U.S. News & World Report describes it as one of the 20 hottest job tracks of the new century. Successful supply chain managers embrace change, have strong analytical and people skills, enjoy problem solving and are adept in information technology. Building on long established strengths, the undergraduate major offers a solid grounding in this fast-evolving specialty.
At A Glance
Notable Hiring Companies
Supply Chain Strategy Intern
Logistics Coordinator Intern
Supply Chain Leadership Associate
Global Supply Chain Associate
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Real World Readiness
While classroom instruction is the foundation of your professional preparation, experiential learning is where skills are enhanced and even tested. While pursuing SCM at Whitman, you’ll find an abundance of opportunities to listen, learn and engage through internships, competitions, projects involving corporate partners, corporate visits, seminars and networking events. One of our signature events is the Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program, recognized as one of the most prestigious award programs in the field of transportation and SCM. Each year, the program brings accomplished executives to campus to share insights and expertise.
Whitman houses several centers dedicated to advancements and excellence in SCM. The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management brings together Whitman students, faculty, alumni and active supply chain professionals to share research and advancements in the industry. The Robert H. Brethen Operations Management Institute supports Whitman students and faculty with funding for scholarships and research, and Syracuse University's chapter of ASCM (formerly APICS) is an international professional society representing manufacturing, service and resource management professionals. Whitman also supports students in their pursuit of APICS certification to further bolster their marketability.
The Whitman School aims to inspire and prepare students for an ever-changing business world. Each semester dedicated staff and faculty work closely with alumni, donors and industry partners to create and facilitate experiential programming that bridges the gap between classroom learning and practical application—all while expanding job placement opportunities and helping students build meaningful connections