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Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes cross-functional links and seeks to manage those links to enhance a company’s competitive advantage. It involves forecasting, resource allocation, production planning, flow and process management, inventory management, customer delivery, after-sales support and service, and a host of other activities and processes familiar and basic to business.

Supply chain managers very often hold the key to corporate profitability. Economists and employers single out supply chain management for its strong growth potential. In fact, U.S. News & World Report describes it as one of the 20 hottest job tracks of the new century. Home to the nation's first supply chain program (established in 1919), our supply chain management program is well attuned to the needs of this dynamic specialty.

Degree Programs

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No matter what Supply Chain program you're enrolled in, you will receive the training and experience needed to be successful in your chosen field.

Supply Chain Management News

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The Whitman School’s supply chain management faculty are thought leaders in their space, frequently interviewed by top tier national media outlets.


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Our students enjoy competitive advantages through our dedicated Supply Chain Management programs and institutes.


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Many of our leading-edge faculty play prominent roles in shaping perspectives on relevant professional issues.

Faculty & Ph.D. Directory

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Our professors bring expert insight, providing practical experience and instruction in the classroom.