Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is a high-demand career field comprised of people and businesses that design, procure, manufacture, warehouse, transport, and dispose of goods or services. Those who work in the supply chain actively manage these interactions to meet customer requirements. If you’re good at organizing details, recognizing connections, thinking efficiently, and streamlining processes, industries need people like you for jobs in supply chain management. You can be part of a team that ensures a smooth flow through the entire production, storage, and delivery process.

ECC's program will teach you the skills and expertise you need to thrive in a wide range of supply chain roles within the warehouse, manufacturing, logistics, and/or transportation sectors of industry.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for first-line supervisors of helpers, laborers, and material movers are anticipated to grow 8 percent through 2026. You can join this growing field by studying supply chain management at ECC! The median wage for supply chain managers can be found on Elgin's Career Coach site.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree builds on the certificate program and expands your exposure to the many aspects of business. The program includes foundational business courses such as economics, accounting, business law, and e-commerce, along with math applications and communication. In these courses, you’ll gain skills to be a successful contributor in the interconnected relationships that comprise supply chain management. Additional business courses address material costs, inventory management decisions, and customer relationships. This degree will support your goal for advancement in the industry and will meet current skill requirements for employment.

Supply Chain Management Certificate

The Supply Chain and Logistics Specialist certificate will provide you with the industry and technical skills needed for immediate employment. Certification coursework explores the interconnected relationships of supply chain and identifies the requirements of warehousing, inventory control, customer service, and procurement. Supply chain basics, logistics, and warehousing are combined with computer literacy, management, and Microsoft Excel skills to form a well-balanced certificate. You’ll develop these skills in a work-based learning environment that fosters critical thinking and practical application.

Careers in Supply Chain Management

The supply chain management program will prepare you for an entry-level position and possible advancement in a wide variety of fields and positions, such as:

  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Transportation Manager
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Dispatcher
  • Traffic, Shipping, and Receiving Clerks
  • Distribution Worker
  • Laborers and Material Movers
  • Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks
  • Warehouse Manager
  • First-line Supervisors of Transportation and Material

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Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.

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