Undergraduate Program

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


Internship Positions

Procurement Intern
Supply Chain Strategy Intern
Logistics Coordinator Intern


Full-time Positions

Operations Manager
Supply Chain Leadership Associate
Global Supply Chain Associate
Transportation Planner


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Undergraduate Program,
Poets & Quants 2024

Whitman building in the evening

Clubs and

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.



Experiential Learning