Associate in Business in Supply Chain Management

General

Program Description

Description

The Associate in Business in Supply Chain Management covers the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling of all materials, resources, and information involved in the sourcing, processing, and distributing of products that add value to the wholesale or retail consumer.

It focuses on global coordination and collaboration with partners, suppliers, intermediaries, and third-party logistics providers to meet or exceed the ever-changing needs of the customer.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Define supply chain management (SCM) and demonstrate knowledge in order to think critically and be able to evaluate and design SCM strategies necessary to support the firm’s global strategic decisions.
  2. Assess purchasing strategies and procedures, selection of suppliers, outsourcing, and negotiation strategies, price and cost analysis.
  3. Evaluate the managerial dimensions of operations management which include the design, supply, production, and delivery of goods and services to customers.
  4. Summarize the five modes of transportation comparing their operating and service characteristics, cost structure, and current challenges.
  5. Develop the knowledge necessary to become a 21st-century front line worker in supply chain management and logistics.
  6. Pass two nationally recognized certifications issued by the Manufactures Skill Standards Council (MSSC) - the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certifications.

Career Opportunities

  • Customer Service Manager
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Services Salesperson
  • Logistics Software Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Systems Support Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Vendor Managed Inventory Coordinator
  • Warehouse Operations Manager

Occupational Exposure/Risk

Varies by career in SCM. Operations, transportation, and warehouse management may have slightly greater physical risk than will purchasing, systems support, or a supply chain manager.

Current Tuition Information

Tuition Per Credit Hour

In District

Level 100 & 200

$99

Effective Fall 2019

$101.50

Level 300 & 400

$200

Out of District $172 $177 $265
Out of State $250 $257 $350
International Students $250 $257 $350
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Henry Ford College (HFC) is a public two-year college located in Dearborn, Michigan. The College, established in 1938, is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Michig ... Read More

Henry Ford College (HFC) is a public two-year college located in Dearborn, Michigan. The College, established in 1938, is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Michigan Commission on College Accreditation. Read less