Supply Chain Management is the overlooking of business processes as they are moved from supplier, to manufacturer, to wholesaler, to retailer, to customer. The business environment is constantly looking for managers and employees who can produce an efficient and cost effect supply chain management process, and so supply chain management courses are becoming more popular.
Supply chain management can be studied at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, with most courses offering another area of study within supply chain management such as logistics or operations management.
Undergraduate supply chain management courses can take between three and four years of full time study to complete, whilst postgraduate degrees can be completed in one to two years.
Core modules studied throughout the course include process management, operations management, project management, business analysis, and quality management. At various stages of a degree in supply chain management, student’s will be given the option to choose their own modules, and some institutions offer specializations in oil and gas management.