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Supply Chain Management

The mission of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) program is to deliver a holistic, relevant, undergraduate education of the entire supply chain. With instruction in the topics of supply management (procurement), operations, logistics, analytics, and quality management, we combine the necessary theoretical foundations with practical experiences to equip students for immediate employment. Our graduates typically start careers as procurement specialists, supply chain/production planners, and logistics analysts. Extending the program’s mission, our faculty support local and regional companies, non-profits, news outlets, and regularly engage in projects with the local Boise community.

The Supply Chain Management (SCM) program at Boise State University has a reputation for being one of the most comprehensive and respected operations programs in the western United States. Outstanding students are attracted by the program’s rigor and marketability with employers.

SCM professionals focus on the managerial activities required to design, plan, produce, distribute, and support goods and services. Typical activities include negotiating and acquiring raw materials and supplies, scheduling the organization’s resources, designing or re-engineering business processes to improve quality and efficiency, and managing the company’s supply and distribution networks. While often associated with production, increasingly, graduates of this major also move into service areas such as health care, customer service and retail distribution.

Supply Chain Jobs

Examples of job titles associated with Supply Chain Management are:

  • Quality Management Specialist
  • Vendor Relations Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Materials Management
  • Purchasing Specialist

Salaries

The Supply Chain Management major has among the highest placement rates and starting salaries of any major in the College of Business and Economics. Salaries in the SCM field vary with responsibilities and experience.

DC Velocity’s annual salary survey for 2019 states that the average salary for logistics newcomers (those with 0-5 years of experience) is $90,529, and the average salary for those with a bachelor’s degree is $123,271. Education pays off!

Degree Checklists

View the current requirements for a Minor or Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Supply Chain Management:
SCM BBA

SCM Minor

Advising:

Get help with deciding on a degree/major, course planning and semester schedules through COBE Advising Services.

Supply Chain at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

The following video has examples of the breadth of career opportunities in supply chain management as described at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). It is not a comprehensive list by any means, but it describes the exciting and fulfilling nature of a career in SCM.