Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management

Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership or Business Administration with a Concentration in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
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Overview

Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management Overview

Build value with a concentration in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management

Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management is a business strategy that connects suppliers, customers and other stakeholders with the objective of increasing efficiency and bringing value to the intended consumer. The focus of logistics and supply chain management is to bring the most value to the customer while reaching a sustainable level of competitive edge.

Think about it like this, if you’ve ever placed an order on the internet and received the right item, in perfect condition, at the correct address, in the right amount of time, you can bet logistics was behind that successful transaction. In addition, you can thank the supplier for making sure the inventory existed and transported correctly. Ensuring that these transactions bring about a positive experience for the consumer are why operations, logistics, and supply chain management professionals are important, and needed.

With a background in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, you could find yourself in an environment where you will be responsible for the organization and distribution of goods. It’s also possible you could be in charge of inventory, transportation, warehousing and supervising the flow of services.

Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership or Business Administration with a Concentration in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management in as little as 2.5 years.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum Business Administration

37 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS222Ethics in Business 3
BUS298Externship-BUS III 3
BUS314Marketing Management 3
BUS321Business Organizational Management 3
BUS331Management Information Systems 3
BUS350Financial Management 3
BUS480Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480LStrategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201Macroeconomics 3
ECO202Microeconomics 3

Core Curriculum Organizational Leadership

33 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC101General Accounting3
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service3
BUS121Introduction to Business3
BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management3
BUS222Ethics in Business3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management3
BUS314Marketing Management3
BUS321Business Organizational Management3
BUS331Management Information Systems3
BUS460Leadership Capstone3
ECO202Microeconomics3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115Principles of Communication3
ENG110College Composition3
ENG120Advanced Composition3
HUM205Culture and Diversity3
MTH131College Algebra3
MTH140Statistics3
PHY120Physics3
PHY120LPhysics LAB1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220Positive Psychology3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences Department page

Self-Integration

6 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS115Computer Applications3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar0
FOR110Essentials for Success3

Concentration Requirements

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

23 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS227Operations Management3
BUS307Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
BUS312Accounting for Business Decisions3
BUS317Data Analytics and Business Forecasting3
BUS328Business Process Improvement3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement Lab1
BUS403Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Capstone3
BUS472Applied Project Management3
BUS472LApplied Project Management Lab1
Electives - any course from BS BA and/or BS Organizational Leadership depending on prerequisite. General electives from other programs and schools.BSOL 28
BSBA 24
Program Description

At ECPI University, a concentration in operations, logistics, and supply chain management gives students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to function in a global logistics and supply chain environment by relating models and theory to real-world practical applications. Students should expect to integrate methods, software applications, policies, procedures, and systems to build effective and efficient supply chain-focused operations. Students should also expect to familiarize themselves with logistical supply chain models and workflow processes. The focus of this program is on key goals of creating and maintaining customer satisfaction, within budget and on time delivery.

Course topics will cover:

  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Business Forecasting and Data Analytics
  • Operations Management
Possible Career Track

A wide variety of institutions need operations,  logistics, and supply chain management workers, so you have options when it comes to deciding whether to go small business or large corporation.

What job could I get with an Operations Logistics and Supply Chain Management concentration?

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Analyst
  • Inventory Manager
  • Supply-Chain Manager
  • Customer Service
  • Transportation Director
  • Global Logistics Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Supply Chain Sales
Outcomes

Upon completion of the Business Administration program, graduates will be able to: 

  • Conduct business research and analyses.
  • Analyze business, economic, and financial reports.
  • Apply effective critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills to business challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create effective plans that maximize business results.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.

Students in the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management concentration develop skills necessary to function in a global operations, logistics and supply chain environment by relating models and theory to real-world practical applications. Students will integrate methods, software applications, policies, procedures, and systems to build effective and efficient supply chain focused operations.Focus is on developing an organization’s frictionless flow of raw materials, products and services, as well as technology, decision making and financial capital in industry. 

The program integrates the management functions of creating supply chains from the initial workflow design of critical processes that include material sourcing and logistics on to the delivery of outputs to the customer base. The key goals of creating and maintaining customer satisfaction, within budget and on time delivery is the focus of this program.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Develop and manage a logistics and supply chain model to maximize efficiency and profitability within an organization.

Upon completion of the Organizational Leadership program, graduates will be able to:

  • Conduct organizational research and analysis.
  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to make strategic decisions.  
  • Demonstrate effective communication in a global environment.  
  • Apply ethical behavior and professional values. 
  • Develop an organizational community of learning and positive change.

Graduates of the BS in Organizational Leadership concentration may find employment in a variety of industries. Possibly job titles include Human Resources Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader/Logistics Manager, and Operations Manager.

Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management Concentration 

The logistics and supply chain management concentration allows students to develop skills necessary to function in a global logistics and supply chain environment by relating models and theory to real-world practical applications. Students will integrate methods, software applications, policies, procedures, and systems to build effective and efficient supply chain-focused operations. The key goals of creating and maintaining customer satisfaction, within budget and on time delivery, is the focus of this program.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to: 

  • Create a successful logistical supply chain model. 
  • Develop sourcing and transportation workflow processes.  
  • Apply forecasting tools and methods. 
  • Relate operations and supply chain management to positive customer relationships.