Supply chain management technology is a discipline that is needed to some degree by virtually every organization. The minor offers the basic knowledge and understanding of supply chain management technologies to seek employment opportunities with a supporting skill set for supply chain operations.
Four key technologies typically influence the supply chain: software, electronic business technologies (including web portals), visibility and productivity technologies (bar codes, RFID, etc.), and process advances, such as Six Sigma and Lean processes.
This minor is available to any Purdue University student majoring in a four-year degree baccalaureate degree program.
Required Courses (all three-credit courses)
- IT23000 Industrial Supply Chain Introduction
- IT33200 Purchasing, Inventory and Warehouse Management
- IT33000 Industrial Sales and Sales Management
- IT21400 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems
- IT34500 Automatic Identification and Data Capture
Skills developed in this program can be applied to many different industries including hard goods, foods, agriculture, transportation, logistics, pharmaceuticals, and many more, while also providing job opportunities in a variety of positions including: supply chain manager, transportation analyst, logistician, purchasing manager, sales engineer, product manager, warehouse manager, branch manager, and others.