Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management has become one of the most critical areas for companies who need to move products around the globe.  Networks continue to expand.  A total of 1.4 million new jobs in Supply Chain and Logistics were created from 2014-2018, and this growth is likely to continue as more and more companies recognize the crucial importance of their supply chain.

Because the importance of this role has grown so rapidly in recent years, the labor market is currently experiencing a shortage of Supply Chain professionals, and most of the people working in this area do not have a formal education in the field. Beyond the potential earnings found in this field, students who work in these jobs will be able to have a real impact as global supply chains continue to multiply and impact economies and environments throughout the world.

What makes this program special? 




This major concentrates its supply-chain specific courses down to three classes, ensuring that students are learning the most relevant, applicable skills.


Real-World Experience

The program capstone tasks students with solving supply chain issues of real corporations, which provides them with a portfolio of supply chain planning work.

Program Requirements

SCM I - Forecasting and Logistics

This course provides techniques for Forecasting – the act of matching supply to demand – and explores the building blocks of logstics networks.

Credit Hours: 3


SCM II - Sourcing and Operations

Explores key concepts of sourcing and introduces Lean Inventory and Six Sigma methodology, providing students the skills they need to improve supply chain operations.

Prerequisites:  Forecasting and Logistics

Credit Hours: 3

SCM III - Capstone

Students work in groups to solve both simulated and real supply chain problems, culminating in a presentation of student-created supply chain solutions to industry experts.

Prerequisites: Forecasting and Logistics; Sourcing and Operations

Credit Hours: 3

Experts, Professionals, and Sponsors

Dr. Rudolph Leuschner

Rudi Leuschner is a Professor of Supply Chain Management and the Program Director for the online MS in Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School. His work has appeared in (among others) the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences, the Journal of Business Ethics, Harvard Business Review, and Rutgers Business Review. He received his Ph. D. in Logistics and a minor in marketing from The Ohio State University.

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