Supply chain management, logistics, global trade...these are big words for big business
in central Ohio. Supply Chain Management is a growing field due to the rise of e-commerce
and Smart Logistics. Supply Chain Management is a one trillion dollar industry in
the United States. In the central Ohio area, Supply Chain Management employment has
increased by 51 percent in the last decade, especially with its 4,152 supply chain
establishments and over 70,000 employees. The Columbus region is a major distribution
and logistics center because of its physical location, easy access to various transportation
modes and its educated workforce.
Supply Chain Management is the planning and management of the flow of goods and services
within and across companies, both domestically and internationally. It includes all
transportation, distribution and logistics management operations from the sourcing
of raw materials all the way to the final consumer.
As the economic and political interconnectedness of the world increases, the demand
for individuals with a solid international business background is increasing. This
global major provides a solid introduction to the field of international business.
Logistics Engineering Technology seeks to specifically address the growth of e-commerce
and Smart Logistics by combining coursework from Supply Chain Management, Engineering
Technologies, and Information Technology (IT).
Much of the coursework for these programs can be completed online. Several transfer
agreements to complete a bachelor's degree at various 4-years institutions are also