Manage the process that takes a product from manufacturers and suppliers to a variety of customers in global business environments.

Supply Chain Management 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 (purchasing, distribution and product management, sales management, or logistics and materials handling).

Courses will 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 prepare you for a career that requires skills in business analysis, communication and teamwork, technological know-how, data processing, and leadership.

It is common for students to combine the Industrial Engineering Technology and Supply Chain Management majors to get a double major that is highly valued by employers. Ask an advisor for more information.

Special Features

  • Gain a broad education in several technical and management areas
  • Work with and learn from professors who are at the forefront of supply chain management
  • Learn to solve problems with commonly used enterprise software systems prized by industry
  • Take advantage  of highly active student organization with industry support for competitions, travel to conferences, internships and international travel opportunities
  • Study Abroad in Munich without delaying your graduation date
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

ATTN: ID students

Current industrial distribution (ID) students can use the same resources listed on this page. ID plans of study remain active for those students already enrolled at Purdue prior to the summer of 2015.

What can I do?

Industrial engineer
Quality control/assurance
Production mangager
Sales engineer

Where can I go?

Old Dominion Freight Lines
Venture Logistics
The neat thing I’ve realized about my majors is they 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

What to expect in Supply Chain Management Technology

Core courses

TLI 11100 Gateway to Technology Leadership and Innovation
TLI 11200 Foundations Of Technology Leadership
TLI 21400 Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technology
TLI 21300 Project Management
TLI 23500 Introduction To Lean And Sustainable Systems
TLI 31300 Technology Innovation and Integration: Bar Codes to Biometrics
TLI 31400 Leading Innovation In Organizations
TLI 31600 Statistical Quality Control
TLI 31500 Innovative Product Development and Testing
TLI 34200 Warehouse and Inventory Management
TLI 34250 Purchasing and Contract Management
TLI 34300 Technical and Service Selling
TLI 43530 Operations Planning & Management
TLI 41400 Financial Analysis for Technology Systems
TLI 34350 Business to Business Sales Management
TLI 43640 Lean Six Sigma
TLI 44275 Global Transportation and Logistics Management

What it's like to be a TECHIE!

The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the department

The Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation tackles the global challenge of preparing leaders for the 21st century. With a focus technology-driven careers, the degree programs allow students to lead the development of high-tech solutions. Research projects also focus on improving current processes and practices.

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