Supply Chain Management programs offered at Cecil College

Published on April 30, 2021 under , , , ,

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NORTH EAST, Md. – With Cecil and Harford counties straddling the I-95 corridor, there is an ever-growing demand for individuals with the skill set of transportation logistics and an understanding of supply chain management.

Cecil College now offers three academic programs designed to enable individuals to start or advance their careers in product distribution. Two programs – Supply Chain Management; and Transportation Logistics and Management – lead to earning an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, while the one-year Supply Chain Management program leads to a certificate.

The supply chain management and logistics field are responsible for investment recovery, distribution, inventory control, logistics, manufacturing supervision, materials management, packaging, procurement, and products and services. They also oversee quality control, receiving, strategic sourcing, product lifecycle management, and transportation, as well as warehousing and storage.

The Supply Chain Management AAS degree focuses on the acquisition, production, shipment, and distribution of products. The courses within this program provide methods and ideologies on assisting small businesses, corporations, and government agencies in reducing financial burdens and seeking innovative solutions to have a competitive advantage in their supply chains. This program is customized to meet the critical workforce needs of modern supply chains.

The Transportation Logistics and Management program is for those individuals working in the transportation and management of distribution systems. This field includes transportation manager, physical distribution manager, distribution planning analyst, and operations manager.

A first step toward either of these degrees is to complete the Supply Chain Management certificate. Individuals grasp an understanding of purchasing and materials management required to support a modern manufacturing facility or manage the flow of materials through the supply chain. This certificate can directly lead to a career as a distribution center manager, warehousing/operations manager, customer service manager, or buyer.

Supply chain management is necessary for the successful operation of almost all businesses and government agencies. These degrees can open doors to a new career or upward mobility in an individual’s current position through learned skills and techniques. The curriculum aligns with many of the business management degrees offered at Cecil College, further enhancing career opportunities.

Cecil College has articulation agreements in place with Southern New Hampshire University and American Public University for online completion of their Bachelor’s Degrees in supply chain management, thereby allowing completion of a four-year degree without leaving their homes. Cecil students can also transfer to DeSales University for their Bachelor’s degree. Cecil is actively seeking out additional transfer opportunities in this fast-growing program of study.

To learn more about these programs, visit www.cecil.edu or contact the Admissions Office at 410-287-1006, or visit Cecil’s live chat feature on the home page during regular hours.