Why Pursue a Specialization in Supply Chain Management?
Supply Chain Management is the collection of steps that a company takes to transform raw components into the final product. The activities cover everything from product development, sourcing, production, logistics, and the information systems needed to coordinate these activities.
Specializing in supply chain management leads to an expertise in both the analytic and technical methods, which can be applied to optimize supply chain systems.
A promising job outlook - Over the past few decades, companies have been increasingly recruiting students who have a background in the supply chain field. This has created a high demand for the specialization, particularly in the New York – New Jersey Port industry.
What Students are Saying
"I was recently promoted to a position within ADP’s finance group that handles revenue forecasting and planning. I would not have been eligible for this position if it weren’t for the forecast modeling we discussed in the Supply Chain Management Course."
"SCM is crucial to running any business, and as we are seeing in healthcare, can make a difference between a financially healthy hospital and one that is bankrupt. I have found it invaluable in my work and ability to communicate with finance."
"I work in sales for Colgate Palmolive and before the supply chain course I had little knowledge of Colgate’s warehouse, shipping and logistics. The class I took helped me to better understand the entire process. So many times, businesses focus on finance, marketing and sales yet logistics is such an integral part that gets pushed to the side. This class is vital to any MBA students’ education."
Supply Chain Colloquium Series – Guest Speakers and Site Visits
- Jeff Fetten, Director of Client Management, Maersk Logistics
- Karl Blomback, Vice President Supply Chain Management, Hackensack University Medical Center
- Joe Curto, President, New York Shipping Association, Inc.
- AT&T General Networks and Operations Center, Bedminster NJ
- Maher Terminals, Port of New York/ New Jersey