Specialization in Supply Chain Management

Lead Faculty: Dr. Timothy Pettit

The Specialization in Supply Chain Management prepares students to advance in this exciting and evolving field of management where firms collaborate to align strategies and operations toward common goals. The program is designed to provide students with the skills to apply logistics functional expertise from planning of inventory deployment to designing transportation networks -- the physical interconnections between firms. In addition, the framing concepts of cross-functional engagement of Supply Chain Management processes will assist graduates to reinvent their organization from within, and then engage strategic partners to better align processes and mitigate operational risks. Supply Chain Management is a critical skill in global corporations, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers and government agencies at all levels. Similarly, military acquisition programs and sustainment organizations require future leaders to infuse best-practices such as Supply Chain Management into operational and strategic planning. For all graduates, early integration of life cycle logistics covered in this program will benefit program performance, timeliness and long-term cost reductions, as you implement Supply Chain Management into your profession.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate supply chain business processes into a coherent supply chain strategy
  2. Develop effective supply management and planning policies
  3. Design efficient distribution networks


Requirements for Specialization (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • SCM 610 Supply Chain Collaboration
  • SCM 620 Strategic Supply Management
  • SCM 630 Supply Chain Planning
  • SCM 640 Distribution Management
  • SCM 695C Supply Chain Risk Capstone