Master of Science in Supply Chain Management concentration in Logistics Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management concentration in Logistics Management provides a solid foundation in the qualitative and quantitative methods used by logistics and transportation managers of complex global supply chains. Specifically, the Logistics Management concentration will emphasize decision-making in the areas of transportation management, warehouse and distribution center operations, and logistics network design—including an understanding of key tradeoffs and the effect of variance in a logistics system. In addition, students will analyze techniques and procedures for conducting international trade, including operations, global transportation, facility network design, intermediaries and trade documentation, import/export channel networks, and the evaluation of global sourcing opportunities. By including insight into the management of performance and exposure to the coordination of large-scale projects, graduates will be well-equipped to take their place among today’s supply chain leaders.

Students who complete the Supply Chain Management master’s degree concentration in Logistics Management will be able to:

  • Design and coordinate transportation systems, including in-house capabilities and outsourced partners.
  • Coordinate movement of goods in multiple directions across closed-loop global supply networks.
  • Reduce shipping costs and storage costs in global supply chains.
  • Manage logistic supplier relationships, including supply chain consortiums and joint ventures.
  • Understand the foundations of international trade and how to create strategies and understand the complexities within international logistics activities when extending trade operations globally.
  • Prepare a plan for import/export transactions and associated documents required for the international movement of goods and services.
  • Apply the process-oriented tools and techniques of contemporary quality management to control quality and performance across a global supply chain that is geographically dispersed.
  • Coordinate projects situated in a global supply chain context.

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