Supply chain management involves the integration of business processes and decisions across organizations from suppliers through manufacturers and distributors to the final customer in order to deliver good and services effectively and efficiently. Creating a seamless flow of goods and services becomes the objective of supply chain management so that a firm is able to meet the changing requirements of customers effectively. Supply chains have become global and there are many organizations involved in making supply meet demand. The recent pandemic has made supply chain management central to economies and survival in nations. They have changed the ways production and distribution of goods and service is likely to take place post this crisis thereby creating new opportunities for graduates entering into supply chain industry in the near future.
The Supply Chain Management major provides students an understanding of functions that comprise the supply chain, i.e., demand planning, procurement & supplier management, production and distribution, and customer servicing as well as mechanisms for coordinating activities across them. The major combines building of skills in technology and analytical methods, developing an understanding of managerial decision making environment that leads to functional & strategic decisions, and a fostering of perspectives towards enhanced productivity and customer value add. Students learn about core functions that comprise a supply chain and the nature of operational decision making therein. The major emphasizes the strategic nature of this function and a recognition of its values in coordination of decisions and functions across several firms.
Students who pursue this programme will become strong problem solvers with a keen eye for detail. They will be able identify vulnerabilities in supply chain operations and propose solutions to improve efficiency.
On completion of this major, the student will be able to:
Graduates of this major join entry-level management analyst positions in consultancy, operations, logistics and distribution, manufacturing, purchasing, sourcing, warehousing, and other industrial sectors. They are ready to build professional careers with manufacturers, distributors, transportation carriers, logistics service providers as well as consulting and technology companies that develop solutions for the same.