Supply Chain and Operations Management Major and Career Info

Supply chain and operations management (SC&OM) involves managing the flow of goods and services among businesses and between businesses and consumers. 

The SC&OM major combines courses in information systems, operations management, marketing, and logistics and sourcing. The integration of these disciplines allows students to understand the interaction among these areas and how these courses and their linkages enable a firm to produce and move goods and services in the most competitive manner.

SC&OM students are taught by faculty who have won numerous teaching and research awards. Our SC&OM faculty is rated top 5 for research productivity in non PhD institutions. The SC&OM program is ranked in top 20 by Gartner 2020 for Supply Chain Management programs in the nation.



  • Develop innovative solutions to address business problems
  • Analyze market conditions
  • Build collaborative relationships between supply chain partners
  • Evaluate patterns within current practices and recognize possible future trends
  • Utilize information technology to enhance firm efficiency
  • Perform cost analysis to determine optimal solutions
  • Analyze and improve the operations and processes of a company
  • Communicate ideas and information clearly and persuasively with internal and external partners

Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • Arrive Logistics
  • Cardinal Health
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Honda
  • IBM
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Schneider Electric 
  • Terillium
  • Textron

Career Opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Commodity Specialist
  • ERP Consultant
  • Logistics Planner
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Plant Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Risk Advisory Consultant
  • Sourcing Specialist
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Treasury Management Analyst

A Word From Former Students

“I chose Supply Chain and Operations Management at the Farmer School of Business because Supply Chain is the critical function in business that connects consumers to products across the world.”

 – Pat L. ‘18, Senior Customer Logistics Specialist – Customer Solutions

“The thing I enjoy most about my career is that every dollar that I help save for the hospital goes toward improving the quality of care we provide.”

– Andy M. ‘11, Healthcare Supply Chain Analyst