If you're interested in leading problem-solving and improvement efforts, identifying ways to increase efficiencies, and managing complex projects you're on your way to an exciting career in supply chain management.
Supply Chain Management is the coordination and integration of end-to-end business activities:
procuring materials and services
transforming them into products or services that respond to market demands
and delivering them to customers
Success requires developing relationships with partners, managing flows of information and materials, and having keen insight into cash flow and profitability. Increased competitive pressures, the global environment, sophisticated customers, fast-changing markets, and technological innovations influence organizations to explore their interactions with trading partners for sources of competitive distinction. No matter how a company chooses to satisfy its customers and achieve financial objectives, the supply chain is a potent strategic resource to help it deliver more value, lower costs and more agile responses in the face of steady change. Opportunities are numerous, varied and global; and forecasters are expecting rapid employment increases.
Bloomsburg University's SCM program is designed using competency models from leading professional organizations. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of SCM, the program draws expertise from all business disciplines — accounting, finance, information technology management, management, and marketing — and integrates content through collaborative course design and delivery.
Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management
The Giuffre Center provides resources, relationships, and opportunities for students who are interested in supply chain management. The Center provides students and executives with superior leadership training and education in supply chain management through: innovative teaching, experiential learning, industry collaboration, and talent development.
Nicholas J. Giuffre ’78 contributed a $2.5 million blended gift in February 2016 to the BU Foundation, establishing the Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management in the Zeigler College of Business. His gift also endowed the Giuffre Distinguished Professor in Supply Chain Management to support the program and experiential learning opportunities for students. It is the first endowed professorship in the Zeigler College of Business. Today, Giuffre serves as a member of the Bloomsburg University Foundation Board of Directors and the Zeigler College of Business Advisory Board.
Courses and Curriculum
The mission of the Supply Chain Management program is to deliver student-focused and technology-driven pedagogy and content that meet and exceed the expectations of employers, professional SCM societies, and the academic discipline so graduates will be able to:
Manage supply chain resources, processes, and relationships to ensure effective and efficient satisfaction of each participant’s value proposition.
Integrate, synchronize, and manage the flows of materials, services, information, and capital from basic producers through the supply chain to end users.
Implement best practices consistent with supply chain principles and supported by analysis of critical metrics.
Apply decision-making processes using real-time analysis of data derived from enterprise systems to resolve supply chain weaknesses.
Lead within the cross-functional and inter-organizational reality of modern supply chains.
Compete for in-demand supply chain careers in global business environments.
The Supply Chain Management major is an interdisciplinary business curriculum whose core and elective courses respond, by their design and delivery, to today’s competitive pressures, global environments, sophisticated customers, fast-changing markets, technological innovations, and sustainability challenges. The program prepares students for high-growth occupations, emphasizes collaboration, and integrates professional standards. This program cultivates relationships with senior management of regional, national, and international businesses to offer students experiential opportunities that enhance learning and help students become “work ready” upon graduation. Dedicated faculty having both academic and professional qualifications collaborate to ensure a fully integrated, technology-rich, dynamic curriculum delivered using best teaching practices.