Supply Chain Management Technology Minor

Supply chain management technology is a discipline that is needed to some degree by virtually every organization. The minor offers the basic knowledge and understanding of supply chain management technologies to seek employment opportunities with a supporting skill set for supply chain operations.

Four key technologies typically influence the supply chain: software, electronic business technologies (including web portals), visibility and productivity technologies (bar codes, RFID, etc.), and process advances, such as Six Sigma and Lean processes.

This minor is available to any Purdue University student majoring in a four-year degree baccalaureate degree program.

Required Courses (all three-credit courses)

  • IT 21400 Intro to Lean Manufacturing
    TLI 23500 Intro to Lean and Sustainable Systems
  • IT 34500 Automatic Identification and Data Capture
    TLI 31300 Tech Integration: Bar Codes to Biometrics
  • IT 23000 Industrial Supply Chain Management Technology
    TLI 21400 Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technology
  • IT 33000 Industrial Sales and Sales Management
    TLI 34300 Technical and Service Selling
  • IT 33200 Purchasing, Inventory, and Warehouse Management
    TLI 34200 Warehouse and Inventory Management
    TLI 34250 Purchasing and Contract Management

Skills developed in this program can be applied to many different industries including hard goods, foods, agriculture, transportation, logistics, pharmaceuticals, and many more, while also providing job opportunities in a variety of positions including: supply chain manager, transportation analyst, logistician, purchasing manager, sales engineer, product manager, warehouse manager, branch manager, and others.