Tech Trend: Flyover U steps up to enhance education for future supply chain leaders

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Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods and services and includes all processes that transform raw materials into final products. It is also a high-growth industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs within the logistics sector will grow by 30 percent through 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

As the SCM sector grows, it becomes more complex because of the tech behind it, such as data analytics, security, AI, and machine learning.

Flyover Cities, by virtue of their locations, are perfectly positioned to take on the challenge of meeting the demand for supply chain management personnel and services. As such, universities in Flyover Country are stepping up to offer degree and certification programs.

Here are a few of the standouts:

  • Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business offers undergraduate programs for operations management, logistics, and production planning.
  • Down the road in West Lafayette, IN, at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, students can earn a BS through the Business Analytics and Information Management program and a BS in the Supply Chain and Operations Management program. The school also offers a Master of Science degree in Global Supply Chain Management.
  • At the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, you’ll find a 10-month program for college graduates with business or STEM backgrounds. The curriculum focuses on end-to-end, global supply chain management and its MSCM program was ranked number 2 in the world by QS World University Rankings 2020.
  • The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon offers an MBA in supply chain management with four units: Inventory planning, Coordination, Inventory-Order Interface, and Network Design.

As the need for supply chain services increases, so will the need for SCM pros. These schools are preparing for the future.