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Why a MS in Supply Chain Management?

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The Supply Chain Management (SCM) program prepares our students to be leaders in the vast field of managing supply chains.


Top Reasons

Become A Leader

Through our curriculum, Supply Chain Management students learn key business processes that drive profitable business growth, which positions them to hold a sustainable competitive advantage in the business world.

 

Learn New Strategies

Supply Chain Management students will learn the use of quantitative and computer models designed to provide and distribute the desired quantities of the appropriate goods or services to the right location at the desired time.

 

Gain Real Experience

Supply Chain Management students will also gain additional exposure to the design, implementation, and management of efficient ways to integrate the flow of materials and information among suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, and stores.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management curriculum at the Cook School focuses on the theoretical as well as the applied supply chain and logistics skills that are essential in today’s competitive global supply chain environment. The program focuses on the study of operations management, logistics, information technologies, finance, lean/six sigma, ERP, project management and simulation to deliver the analytical skills employed in public and private sectors.

 

Supporting Supply Chain area of focus: Health Care

Whereas the supply chain cost of goods sold (COGS) in the commercial supply chain typically ranges from 3 to 6%, the figure is significantly higher in the health care industry, oftentimes cited as greater than 25%. We have identified this as a significant opportunity to make inroads, and the Cook School’s health care supply chain track in our Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program offers a unique opportunity for students and professionals to learn the most up-to-date supply chain management tools unique for the health care industry. Students in this program not only gain classroom knowledge, but more importantly they will be integrated with industry experts in the health care area to obtain hands-on learning. This collaborative program with the School of Public Health at Saint Louis University is designed for working professionals which enables them to complete the entire program within two years.