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Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Major Information

Intermodal transportation is the movement of product throughout supply chains by more than one mode of transportation to maximize service levels and minimize costs. The BBA in Supply Chain Management (SCM) – Logistics and Intermodal Transportation (LIT) program begins with a focus on transportation and supply chain concepts and principles and builds into the advanced study of logistics operations, international logistics and intermodal distribution management. The content provides strong consensus between faculty expertise and Gartner Group’s Supply Chain Talent Attribute Model, which is valued by hiring companies in logistics, manufacturing and service operations industries. Majors in SCM also may earn certification credentials embedded within our programs. Internships are strongly encouraged.

Operations and Supply Management deals with the processes by which companies acquire and transform resources to create products and services in a way that maximizes their value.  Managing sourcing, production and service provision operations in supply chains are key areas where businesses create and claim value. The OSM emphasis prepares graduates for a variety of positions in both manufacturing and service supply chains. The OSM program of study includes many opportunities to interact with industry managers via focused career networking events, guest lecturers and internships.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Supply Chain Management

Concentrations:

  • Logistics  
  • Operations and Supply Management

Sample Occupations

  • Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Distribution Coordinator
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Systems Support Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Software Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Warehouse Operation Manager

Sample Work Settings

  • Consulting firms
  • Freight Transportation Organizations
  • Information Technology Groups
  • Government/Military Agencies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Passenger Transportation Companies
  • Retailers
  • Third-party Logistics Establishments

Sample Employers

  • Gulfstream
  • U.S. Army
  • Veritiv
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Nolan 
  • TCW
  • DHL
  • C H Robinson
  • U.S. Air Force
  • CSX
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Keuhn & Nagle
  • PVH
  • C.L. Services
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Target
  • UPS
  • Exel

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2

bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://salary.com 

Professional Organizations

American Production and Inventory Control Society 

www.apics.org

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

www.cscmp.org


Express Delivery & Logistics Association

www.clda.org

International Warehouse Logistics Association

www.iwla.org

National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors

www.naw.org

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Georgia Southern Logistics Association

Delta Sigma Pi

Enactus

Professional Tips

These areas are highly valued by employers who seek candidates that have developed skills and abilities in the following areas.  See the naceweb.org website to explore more.


• Career and Self Development• Communication
• Critical Thinking
• Equity and Inclusion
• Leadership
• Professionalism
• Teamwork
• Technology

Résumé Tips

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Supply Chain Management
  • Include minors, emphasis areas
  • List special technology skills, including certifications in Excel or Access; Tableau, SAP
  • Mention any certifications in the transportation, data analytics fields
  • Write about relevant experiences that are tied to the Career Readiness areas (mentioned above)
  • Include a variety of experiences that show strengths / skills valued by employers
  • Limit to one page, unless there are 10+ years of professional work experience (military, or after college)

Last updated: 8/1/2022