"Think about what you had for breakfast. Your juice, coffee, cereal, fruit and milk didn’t just appear. Nor did your toaster, refrigerator or stove – not even the kitchen sink. Yet, these products are routinely available to you through the machinations of a dedicated group of logistics and supply chain professionals and a complex, interconnected web known as the supply chain. Without them, you’d still be milking your own cow."
(Citation: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals)
Wake Tech’s Supply Chain Management program allows students to learn about the international and domestic movement of goods from the raw materials sources through production and ultimately to the consumer. The program serves both entry-level students and those employed in the field who may need to upgrade their skills or acquire new ones.
Applying to the program
The program is open-entry. Any student new to the college as a curriculum student will apply as a new credit student. Students who have previous educational experience and hold a degree are encouraged to submit past transcripts for evaluation. Current curriculum Wake Tech students may register for program courses during the open registration process. Current students are encouraged to meet with a program faculty member or the director to complete an Academic Program Change/Addition Request form. Once enrolled, students may register for courses via WebAdvisor (see Course Schedules).
Tuition and costs
Program tuition and costs are established by the State Board of Community Colleges. Please visit Tuition and Costs for up-to-date costs.
Logistics and its related job titles have recently been listed in the "Top Ten Hottest Careers" in the nation. Within North Carolina, careers in distribution, warehousing and international logistics are projected to grow by 18% between now and 2020.
The demand for supply chain and logistics professionals at all levels is excellent. In the program, you will learn how companies manage order fulfillment, purchase raw materials, manage warehouses and arrange domestic and international transportation services. You will also learn about freight forwarders, shippers, supply chain collaboration, importing, exporting, third party logistics and logistics technology.
Graduates should qualify for positions in a range of government agencies, manufacturing and service organizations. Employment opportunities include entry-level purchasing, material management, warehousing, inventory, transportation coordinators and logistics analysts.
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Industry Customized Learning Program
In addition to Wake Tech's flexible eight-week and 16-week curriculum courses advertised in the fall and spring through WebAdvisor, the program is ready to meet your company’s business training needs through tailored, for-credit curriculum.