Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Do you ever wonder how Amazon gets its products to you in two days? How does Amazon Prime work? How can Dell make a custom PC in days?

You will be able to master these kinds of challenges after delving into our Supply Chain and Logistics Management concentration.

Learning these methods and tools to increase revenue and reduce costs will position you well in a global economy that moves through supply chains. First, though, you’ll have some choices to customize your concentration.

The concentration begins with an introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management, before moving on to industrial engineering topics such as Production System Design, Operations Research and Tools for Managing the Supply Chain, as well as information technology coursework such as Business Information Systems. Students in this concentration receive a Bachelor of Science in Management, in addition to completing the core Management program.

The coursework, however, is just half of the benefit of a Kettering bachelor’s. You will also have the opportunity to apply what you’re learning in the classroom on the job well before you finish your degree here.

Each year as an undergraduate, you will spend 22 weeks on campus taking classes and 24 weeks working with an employer in the University’s Co-op program. Kettering graduates enter the job force with real world, hands-on experience in business working with partners such as Bosch Corporation, Harman International, Denso, Borg Warner, Ford, GM, Lear, Stanley and UPS.

All this will help you master supply chains -- the complex webs of suppliers that an enterprise collaboratively manages to deliver products and services to their customers. Because all economies are operated through supply chains, a career in supply chain management is always in demand.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects remain bright for supply chain managers, with median salary nearly $100,000. Because all economies are operated through supply chains, your skills in supply chain management will always be in demand.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Why Kettering?

  • You want the competitive advantage that comes from extending your technical capabilities in Supply Chain Management through collaboration with Industrial Engineering and firsthand industry experience.
  • Our faculty conduct research in Microenterprise, Lean Product Development, Small Business and Non-Profit Organizations, Entrepreneurship as an Anti-Poverty Strategy and Innovation Development Excellence.
  • You will have the opportunity to showcase your talent in DECA competitions or be involved in the Investment Club.