Calvin's operations concentration

Does managing the processes that convert inputs into products and services for your customers sound interesting? If you like problem solving and working with people, the supply chain management minor may be right for you. You'll study quantitative methods for management, production, and operation management.

People working in supply chain are concerned with designing, overseeing, and controlling how goods and services are produced. They manage the process that converts inputs (in the forms of material, labor, and energy) into outputs (in the form of goods and services). They are typically team-oriented individuals who have an interest in manufacturing, logistics, distribution, or retail careers. They ensure a business’s operations are both efficient and effective, and promote wise and sustainable stewardship of God-given resources.

Careers in supply chain management

By studying business operations, you will prepare for careers in manufacturing, logistics, distribution, retail, and non-profit. Areas include:

  • Quality management
  • Production control
  • Customer service
  • Delivery management
  • Logistics
  • Supply chain management

Considering supply chain management?

If you possess the following characteristics and skills, supply chain management may be a good fit for you:

  • Leadership
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with PC technology
  • Interest in global supply chains
  • Prepared to engage in the international marketplace

Recent internships

Each year, more than 90 percent of business and accounting students complete internships. Recent supply chain management students found internships at businesses like:

  • Steelcase
  • Amway
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Innotec
  • Kamps Pallets

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