Supply Chain Management

About the supply chain management major

You'll learn about the organization of a network of vendors that provide materials and components for a company’s products. You'll study where raw materials are sourced, created, or harvested and then discover how they are moved through manufacturing, packaging, and delivery to the sales points and into the hands of consumers. Supply chain management is frequently referred to as “logistics” in the working world.

Skills and abilities this major develops: team building, management, strategic thinking, planning, and organization.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Business-to-business marketing
  • Economics
  • Effective negotiations
  • Intermediate finance
  • International marketing
  • Sourcing

Possible careers

  • Buyer
  • Commodity manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Receiving inspector
  • Supply chain engineer

Where could I work?

  • Amazon
  • Contract manufacturers
  • Knight Transportation
  • Product design companies
  • Transportation companies

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; economics; labor studies; organizational leadership; public and environmental affairs; sport management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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