Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is an innovative approach to managing the complex range of business activities associated with coordination of resources and effective delivery of value-added products and services to global customers. GSCM focuses on the strategic and operational decision-making processes of the entire network of business entities that transform inputs (e.g., raw materials and information) into value-added finished products and services for end customers. As firms are looking to new business models to reduce total costs, enhance revenues, and meet the increasing demands of their customer base, extending supply chain management globally is becoming a core competency for competing in the 21st century.
We believe the business leaders of the future will be those that can best use supply chain excellence as a strategic competitive asset. Multinational companies, entrepreneurs, and management consulting firms are increasingly recruiting individuals with the competencies required to identify, develop and analyze sources of value-added products and services in global arena. The explosion of enterprise information systems, E-business and digital commerce has not only been dependent on an existing supply chain infrastructure but also has enhanced the opportunity to restructure supply chains in creative ways to more efficiently move products and information and deliver competitive services. Notably, global supply chain managers integrate, leverage, and monitor the continual flow of information among all supply chain entities in manufacturing, service and entrepreneurial businesses.
The GSCM Concentration is flexible; it is designed for students who wish to pursue career depth in the field as well as for those who intend to develop more broad-based expertise in the area as a support for careers in consulting, entrepreneurship, digital commerce, sustainable enterprise, marketing or finance. Many students take on a dual concentration - GSCM and another in their related areas of interest. Members of the GSCM Concentration also benefit from active participation in the affiliated Global Supply Chain Management Club and exemplar faculty, many of whom have substantial industry experience. After taking the GSCM concentration, students will have developed a portfolio of basic competencies and skills for attaining operational advantage through supply chain management.
Global Supply Chain Club