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Supply Chain Management

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A supply chain is the series of organizations that help to deliver a product or service to consumers. Those involved in supply chain management play a critical role in understanding demand and delivering products and services. A supply chain can involve getting milk from the dairy farmer to the processor to the grocery store in the form of products like cheese and ice cream or the distribution of emergency supplies to those in need after natural disasters.

CWU’s Supply Chain Management program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter positions in demand planning, inventory control, logistics, freight management, purchasing, and many other areas. Students have many opportunities, including working with professionals during internships and industry projects, pursuing certificates in lean/six sigma (yellow and green belt), and enterprise systems certificates of recognition through SAP.


Careers in Supply Chain Management

Areas to be Employed in: Recent Employers:

Planning and Forecasting


Supplier Sourcing

Operations Management

Inventory Management








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Central Experience

"The College of Business and the Supply Chain Management program helped me learn how to resolve and analyze real scenarios that businesses face as well as taught me the skills to present solutions in front of various leadership teams and executives. I was part of the Central Washington University team that won the Boeing Case Study Competition in 2014 which led me to my current job here at Boeing in Supply Chain." - Rebecca Duhamel


Supply Chain Management Association

APICS is an international organization of corporation managers and practitioners, public and private educators, business and government researchers, students of many college disciplines, and professionally trained people from many walks of life. The purpose of the association is to develop professional efficiency in operation management through study, research, and application of scientific methods; and to disseminate state-of-the-art information in the field of manufacturing processes. Additionally, APICS members at all levels are urged to promote awareness and understanding by the general public of more efficient methods of production and inventory control so the entire economy benefits.



Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Specialization: Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Applied Science: Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Minor

Supply Chain Management Certificate


*The Bachelor of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management is meant to provide students with Technical or Applied Science Associate Degree a direct path to a Bachelor's degree and requires a separate application. Please email to inquire about the preadmission requirements and application.

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