Supply Chain Management Associate in Business (Associate in Business, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Business

Program Description


Covers the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling of all materials, resources, and information involved in the sourcing, processing, and distributing of products that add value to the wholesale or retail consumer. Focuses on the global coordination and collaboration with partners, suppliers, intermediaries, and third party logistic providers to meet or exceed the ever changing needs of the customer.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Define supply chain management (SCM) and demonstrate knowledge in order to think critically and be able to evaluate and design SCM strategies necessary to support the firm’s global strategic decisions.
  2. Assess purchasing strategies and procedures, selection of suppliers, outsourcing, and negotiation strategies, price and cost analysis.
  3. Evaluate the managerial dimensions of operations management which include the design, supply, production, and delivery of goods and services to customers.
  4. Summarize the five modes of transportation comparing their operating and service characteristics, cost structure, and current challenges.
  5. Develop the knowledge necessary to become a 21st century front line worker in supply chain management and logistics.
  6. Pass two nationally recognized certifications issued by the Manufactures Skill Standards Council (MSSC) - the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certifications.
Career Opportunities
  • Customer Service Manager
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Services Salesperson
  • Logistics Software Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Systems Support Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Vendor Managed Inventory Coordinator
  • Warehouse Operations Manager

Occupational Exposure/Risk

Varies by career in SCM. Operations, transportation, and warehouse management may have slightly greater physical risk than will purchasing, systems support, or a supply chain manager.

Program Requirements


Complete additional 100-level, or higher, credits to complete this degree.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.