Use technology, marketing and business analysis to promote sales and manage logistics of products and supplies through distribution channels.

Supply Chain and Sales Engineering Technology

Supply Chain and Sales Engineering Technology Major

A major in the Industrial Engineering Technology Program
in the School of Engineering Technology

Virtually all corporations are dependent upon their supply chains to manage the flow of goods, services and information to help customers. You will study the entire supply chain enterprise, yet have the flexibility to select courses for your chosen career path.

The top ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software in the industry, SAP ERP, is embedded throughout the curriculum. The latest technology and software is also used to help graduates become career-ready.

Courses provide a systems approach where you can understand how each area of the supply chain interacts with and relies on the rest. They will help you prepare for a career that requires skills in business analysis, logistics management, communication and teamwork, technological know-how, data processing, and leadership. First-year courses include: Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technology and Design Thinking in Technology.

During your pursuit of a supply chain management degree, you’ll work with faculty in the School of Engineering Technology who have years of experience in industry and are experts in helping organizations improve among the many technology nuances.

Special Features

  • Gain a broad education in several technical and management areas.
  • Be ready for Six Sigma certification as part of embedded industry certificate preparation.
  • Broaden your scope of expertise with minors in organizational leadership, biometrics and more.
  • Work with and learn from professors who are at the forefront of supply chain management expertise.
  • Take advantage of the highly active student organization with industry support for competitions, travel to conferences, internships and international travel opportunities.
  • Take advantage of real-world and global experiences with internships and international opportunities. Supply chain management students have the opportunity to take courses abroad at partner institutions in Switzerland, Germany, Ireland and Peru without delaying time to graduation.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate
  • If you participated in PROJECT LEAD THE WAY courses during high school, you can redeem up to 12 credit hours toward this major.

What can I do?

Sales engineer or manager
Distribution operations manager
Global logistics analyst
Industrial engineer

Where can I go?

Old Dominion Freight Lines
Venture Logistics


The industrial engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s general criteria and program criteria for Industrial Engineering Technology and similarly named programs.

The neat thing I’ve realized about my major is how it allow graduates to find their industry passion and really pursue it! That might be in healthcare, food service, automotive, non-profit or one of my top interests – defense sector.
Wesley McAhren
Supply Chain and Sales Engineering Technology
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About the school/department

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University provides degree programs in mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, industrial, and supply chain engineering technologies, capitalizing on where the disciplines overlap. The learning environment mirrors the engineering teams most graduates will work in. Faculty research projects provide immediate industry results and help students put theory into practice.

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