Supply Chain Management Concentration

Our Online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management can teach you to incorporate new technologies and achieve competitive advantages by implementing the latest strategies and best practices. Through this concentration, you’ll have the opportunity to study both domestic and global supply chain management, sourcing and procurement, and sustainability in supply chain management.

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Graduate in as few as two years

Online MBA with a Concentration in Supply Chain Management

The courses in this concentration cover a range of topics including supply chain management in dynamic business environments, understanding the value of sustainability in supply chain management, major issues affecting global supply chain relationships, and supply chain security and risk management.

Three of your five electives must be from the following concentration-specific courses:

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • The Transportation Industries
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management

 

Supply Chain Management Jobs

Graduates with Supply Chain Management expertise can pursue positions such as international logistics manager, transportation manager, purchasing manager, director of supply chain management, or supply chain analyst, depending upon professional work experience.

 

Director, Supply Chain Management

Median salary: $124,723 per year**

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Source the best prices for necessary goods, inventory appropriately and efficiently, and monitor purchasing across the spectrum
  • Manage the inventory of required to materials to consistently meet consumer demand
  • Reduce costs and increase efficiency throughout the supply chain process
  • Work in a variety of fields including government, communication, technology, retail and manufacturing

 

Supply Chain Manager**

Median salary: $82,538 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage supply chain functions and the people involved in ensuring materials and processes are available and efficient
  • Develop and maintain general logistics policies and procedures
  • Efficiently maintain inventory based on consumer demand
  • Manage multiple facilities and coordinate transportation of goods

 

Operations Research Analysts*

Median salary: $84,810 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 26% (Much faster than average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist managers and supervisors’ managers decide how to allocate resources, develop production schedules, manage the supply chain, and set prices
  • Identify, analyze and improve production processes to increase productivity and cost effectiveness
  • Utilize various computer software programs, such as databases and statistical packages, to analyze and solve problems

 

Procurement Manager**

Median salary: $81,648 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between a business and its suppliers
  • Monitor supplier performance and ensure contractual responsibilities are met
  • Manage team members to maintain workflow and meet demands
  • Source new supply partners and negotiate favorable prices and delivery schedules

 

Logistics Manager**

Median salary: $65,326 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the flow of goods or parts being moved through a company’s shipping system
  • Identify and designs solutions for bottlenecks in the logistics process
  • Work with team members to ensure that warehouses, equipment, and freight vehicles are regularly inspected, reports issued, and necessary repairs are made

 

Operations Manager**

Median salary: $65,024 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise departments such as purchasing, warehousing, and manufacturing that are responsible for the production of goods and/or services
  • Oversee budgets and manage employees
  • Confirm that all work processes comply with safety and environmental rules and regulations

 

Purchasing Manager**

Median salary: $66,601 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a variety of business function including development, costs savings, corporate strategy, and production
  • Daily tasks might involve contract negotiation, maintaining relationships with vendors, reviewing proposals, sourcing new vendors, and supervising purchasing agents
  • Analyze current practices and implement new more efficient processes

 

Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager**

Median salary: $65,363 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Mange various aspects of distribution and warehouse processes
  • Daily tasks might include organizing warehouse space, reducing costs, monitoring budgets, and ensuring delivery and accuracy of orders
  • Ensuring warehouse operations meet federal and state regulations

 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

**Payscale

Graduate Certificates

Northeastern also offers a selection of online graduate certificates in seven relevant business topics. In these focused programs, you’ll take four to five graduate courses and tailor your learning experience to suit your goals. All certificate coursework is designed and taught by the industry-active, expert faculty from the world-class D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

Earn an online graduate-level credential in as few as five months, or take up to two years to complete. Upon completion of your graduate certificate program, you may be able to further your business education by applying your credits toward an eligible master’s degree such as Northeastern’s Online MBA or Part-Time MBA.

Graduate certificates are available in:

  • Accounting and Financial Decision Making
  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Renewal
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management