Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
This program offers a fully online AA degree, certificate of proficiency, or certificate of completion. You will learn fundamental aspects of the supply chain, including methods to improve acquisition and management of critical materials and services. Use any one of these credentials to help you justify a raise, qualify for promotion or simply to bolster the skill set you already possess.
|What is Purchasing and Supply Chain Management?|
|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.|
The demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals continues to grow in business organizations and government agencies. Potential entry level positions include Buyers, Contract Specialists, Supply Chain Associates, Logistics and Transportation Specialist. 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.
|Degrees & Certificates Offered by Shoreline|
|Associate in Applied Arts & Sciences Degree||90-91|
|Certificate of Proficiency||51|
|Certificate of Completion||26|
*A full-time student averages 12-15 credits per quarter.