Be Part of Something Big!
Welcome to the Supply Chain Management Program at Polk State College! We appreciate your interest in this dynamic, exciting field. A degree in Supply Chain Management prepares you to be part of something big.
Supply Chain Management encompasses all functions related to the movement and storage of materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. This includes purchasing, inventory management, production planning and scheduling, distribution management, and quality management.
The Supply Chain Management program at Polk State College incorporates the newest technology and state-of-the-art equipment in preparing students to work in this exciting career field. Supply chain management graduates work in diverse areas such as strategic sourcing and supply management, project management, purchasing and inventory management, production planning and scheduling, logistics and distribution management, and quality management.
The Supply Chain Management Program is designed to prepare students with cross-functional skills necessary for the integration of the business processes. The curriculum provides a study of planning and acquisition, as well as the flow and distribution of goods and services. Program courses focus on related business and accounting practices such as standard policies and operating procedures, negotiation techniques, planning, organization, logistics concepts, purchasing, and inventory control theory. Emphasis is placed on the development of business and managerial skills necessary for the efficient and effective performance of all operations within a company's supply chain.
Certain courses in this program require placement at the college level or satisfaction of developmental education requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics.