Supply Chain Management
From concept to consumer, execution is everything.

What is supply chain management?

You deliberate over displays lined with your favorite video games. You shop the racks of fashionable frocks. You salivate over jars of almond butter, spicy salsas, and green curries. But how do those products get there? What’s the channel from concept to consumer?

That’s supply chain management. 

Think of a product on an invisible conveyor belt, moving through forecasting, inventory planning, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering, and even returning.  Supply chain managers plan, schedule, and control that flow of goods to help companies stay competitive and control costs. They build the critical bridges between suppliers, companies, and consumers.

What are your career possibilities?

Many of today’s most admired businesses dominate the competition using supply chains as their competitive advantage in an increasingly global economy. 

Supply chain management majors work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, process industries, the service sector, education, and government. They have their hands in the invisible path products travel as inventory managers, procurement specialists, operation supervisors, buyers, logistic specialists, contract negotiators, and transportation managers—and all the way up the chain of command to vice presidents of operations and chief operation officers.

What is the job outlook for supply chain management majors?

Indianapolis is the Crossroads of America, putting Kelley and you in the heart of a logistics capital and at the hub of the supply chain. 

That strategic position gives you a strategic advantage to observe supply chain management and intern with companies right away and right here in Indianapolis. Then, you’ll leverage that experience nationally and globally as one of the top 10 most sought after majors at the bachelor’s level.

How do you get there?

The path from point A to point B is paved with real challenges from real companies. 

In and out of the classroom, you’ll track the best practices in supply chain management—and even have the opportunity to earn your Six Sigma Green Belt, a certification in business management strategy that will make your résumé shine. 

Once you complete the major requirements for supply chain management, you qualify for certification in the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

Meet the supply chain management faculty

Our faculty help you move from classroom to career success, all along introducing you to the ideas, skills, insights, and connections that will open opportunities.