What is Operations and Supply Chain Management?
Operations Management refers to the administration of business practices to create the highest level of efficiency possible within an organization. It is concerned with converting materials and labor into goods and services as efficiently as possible to maximize the profit of an organization.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the active streamlining of the supply-side activities of a business to maximize customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. SCM represents an effort by suppliers to develop and implement supply chains that are as efficient and economical as possible. Supply chains cover everything from production, to product development, to the information systems needed to direct these undertakings.
What can I do with a Operations and Supply Chain Management Degree?
Careers in Operations and Supply Chain Management involve the strategic management of every aspect of moving products to customers, from raw materials to super market shelves. They attempt to integrate and optimize all the steps required to produce the right quantity of the correct product and deliver it to the customer within particular time parameters.
- Industry Analyst
- Project Manager
- Global Logistics Manager
- Transportation Director
- Supply Chain Sales
- Supply Chain Consultant
- Procurement Analyst/Purchasing Manager
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Why UM-Flint for my Operations and Supply Chain Management Degree?
The University of Michigan-Flint's Operations and Supply Chain Management major prepares students for professional careers in operations and supply chain management such as quality management, logistics management, lean operations, and risk analysis. The curriculum emphasizes problem-solving and analytic skills, while also providing students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in new product development/retail management, international management, and project management.