In the light of a potential shortage of supply chain professionals, many universities are gearing up with new offerings in supply chain management, while many others continue programs that are well-known and have great reputations.
“The supply chain industry is undergoing one of the most massive talent shifts we have ever seen,” the Wall Street Journal recently quoted Cisco Systems' senior vice president of Supply Chain Operations John Kern as saying.
In the wake of these changes, which are increasing the strategic advantage of the supply chain, there's a scramble for training. Whether students want to get a bachelor's degree or a masters, there's a school that offers a program that will be a good work. Further, many well-known universities even offer coursework that can be done on line or takes only a matter of days to earn a certificate. Recently, Forbes 528 employers which supply chain programs they preferred. In the end, 15 programs, which come in all shapes and sizes stood out from the rest for these hiring organizations.
Click the image below for a slideshow on 15 supply chain programs that got top marks.
Program Description: “Supply chain management integrates topics from manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation, and physical distribution into a unified program. The program offers integration among these critical, value-adding components to enhance global competitiveness. The objectives are to provide students with a comprehensive background in each area and also to allow students to pursue concentrations within their areas of interest.”
US News & World Report and Forbes both rated the college No. 1 for for supply chain management/logistics.
Then take a moment to be true to your school. What supply chain management program would you recommend?
— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN