Why major in Supply Chain Management at Erskine?
The field of Supply Chain Management (SCM) is growing and changing quickly. Some estimate that the demand for qualified professionals outpaces available workers by 6:1. Now is the perfect time to enter this rapidly developing industry with a major in Supply Chain Management.
Our program integrates Erskine’s biblically based core curriculum with the technical knowledge you need to succeed in the profession. Since only a few faith-based institutions offer a degree in SCM, Erskine provides a unique opportunity to explore your faith as you pursue your major.
The SCM program will introduce you to the field of logistics, including the use of factories, warehouses, and transport vehicles. You will develop your skills in mathematically based problem-solving in a business context.
You will receive a liberal arts education and complete the business courses for your major on Erskine’s campus, along with specialized SCM courses online. Courses include Forecasting and Logistics, Sourcing and Operations, and Supply Chain Action. Through your studies, you will be equipped to meet today’s supply chain challenges and succeed in the industry.
Careers in Supply Chain Management
With supply chain professionals in high demand, your career outlook will be bright. According to Universal Logistics, 93% of SCM students find employment within three months of graduation. The supply chain field also boasts a high satisfaction rate among its employees, with 87% reporting that they were satisfied with their profession. Jobs for professionals early in their careers include:
- Logistics Resource Planner
- Production Planner
- Warehouse Administrator
While salaries in the field vary, a median salary for logisticians in supply chain management is about $75,000, with pay typically increasing based on experience. According to Supply Chain Quarterly, the average salary for professionals with 6-10 years of experience is $102,328.
Your studies at Erskine will prepare you for a global marketplace where you can serve and lead in this growing field.
Erskine College Admissions:
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Demand for SCM professionals:
“DHL Research Brief: The Supply Chain Talent Shortage: from Gap to Crisis,” DHL, p. 2 http://dhl.lookbookhq.com/ao_thought-leadership_talent-gap/research-report_talent-shortage-from-gap-to-crisis
SCM job outlook:
“A Bright Future in Supply Chain Management,” Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. https://www.universallogistics.com/a-bright-future-in-supply-chain-management/
SCM income and employee satisfaction:
Supply Chain Quarterly, https://www.supplychainquarterly.com/ext/resources/images/articles/2021/202105/SCQ21_Q2_infographic.jpg
“Occupational Outlook Handbook: Logisticians,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/logisticians.htm