Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
Degree & Certificate Options
Workers at small and mid-size manufacturers interested in Shoreline's program may qualify for tuition assistance through the Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management housed at Highline College.
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Purchasing and supply chain management focuses on the fundamental aspects of the supply/value chain, including methods to improve how organizations find the materials and services needed to make a product or service and deliver it to customers. Supply chain management encompasses the management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, production, logistics and customer relations. It also includes the crucial components of coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers.
Shoreline offers four fully online program options. Any one of these credentials may make you more competitive for a raise, a promotion or can simply to bolster the skill set you already possess.
The demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals continues to grow in business organizations and government agencies. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $30,000 to 45,000. Potential employers include: Manufacturing and Construction Companies, Retail Stores, Educational Institutions, Government Agencies (federal, state, counties, and cities), Public Utilities, Wholesale, Services and Distribution Firms.