Supply Chain Management Technology

Please note: The Supply Chain Management Technology major is no longer being offered at this location for new beginners. Current students in the program can continue to earn their degree. Please speak with an advisor if you have any questions.

Supply Chain Management Technology

Supply Chain Management Technology

A major in the Industrial Engineering Technology Program.

Virtually all businesses, large and small, depend on effective supply chains to meet customer requirements and stay competitive. Supply chain management involves planning and management of all activities: sourcing, procurement, production, finished goods distribution and customer service. It includes coordination and collaboration with suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers and customers. Supply chain management professionals play a role in all kinds of organizations and in all sectors of the economy.

The supply chain management technology major is perfect for big-picture thinkers who also can manage small details. It’s also a good fit if you have a knack for finding better ways to get things done. You will be prepared to lead change and deliver creative solutions to help organizations manage their complex and global supply chains, the central nervous system of organizations. You'll get the best of both worlds -- theory and lots of hands-on experience from faculty, most of whom have returned to teach after working in business and industry.

Special Features

  • Gain a broad education in several technical and management areas
  • Learn to solve problems with commonly used enterprise software systems prized by industry

What Will I Learn?

  • Supply Chain Management Technology Principles
  • Operations Management
  • Market & Financial Analysis
  • Global Logistics

You'll develop the leadership and analytical skills needed to manage logistics and supply chain operations. You'll lead the processes that direct the timely and efficient movement, storage, and transformation of materials and inventory that excite customers and help businesses thrive.

What Can I Do?

SCMT degree offers a variety of career opportunities. Some of the typical career options for SCM professionals include:

  • Purchasing manager
  • Supply/demand planner
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Warehouse operations manager
  • Production manager
  • Customer order manager
  • Logistics/distribution coordinator

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.

Matthew Young
Purdue Polytechnic offers a unique experience for students through an approach which applies industry trends, needs and future vision in the teaching of technology. I found this approach to be very exciting due to the level of hands-on learning and personal interaction with coursework concepts. The success I had during my bachelor’s degree made my decision to stay in the Polytechnic for my master’s degree very simple.
Matthew Young
BS ’05, Computer and Information Technology; MS ’07, Industrial Distribution