Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Bloomsburg University's SCM program is designed using competency models from leading professional organizations. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of SCM, the program draws expertise from all business disciplines — accounting, finance, information technology management, management, and marketing — and integrates content through collaborative course design and delivery.

Supply Chain Management is the coordination and integration of end-to-end business activities.

  • Procuring materials and services
  • Transforming them into products or services that respond to market demands
  • Delivering products or services to

Are you interested in ...

  • Leading problem-solving and improvement efforts?
  • Coordinating decisions across a firm?
  • Identifying ways to increase effectiveness and efficiency?
  • Prioritizing, organizing and executing projects?
  • Managing a firm's operations?

SCM Program Learning Outcomes

Opportunities are numerous, varied and global; many supply chain management careers are designated as "bright outlook" by forecasters—meaning they are in emerging fields and are expecting rapid employment increases. Entry-level positions typically start in the $40,000-$60,000 salary range.

Students in SCM class

Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management Director
John Grandzol, Ph.D.

Sutliff Hall 312
Phone 570-389-4391


Career paths in SCM:

  • Project Manager
  • Demand Planner
  • Production Planner
  • Distribution or Operations Manager
  • Purchaser
  • Customer Relationship Specialist
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Process Improvement Coach

Experiential Learning

A plethora of rich opportunities are built into the SCM program for students to:

  • Attend guest lectures
  • Visit manufacturing and distribution facilities
  • Prepare for and pass professional certifications
  • Network with career professionals


AACSB Accreditation


Required SCM Core Courses

Every course is enriched with integrated technology, enabling students and faculty to participate in virtual business environments. Technology includes enterprise software (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics AX), Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office, PQ Systems CHARTrunner, and Palisades DecisionTools.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of our courses, students are able to “trace” decisions, transitions and transactions through the organization leading to fuller comprehension of key business processes.

SCM 370 Managerial Decision Making

Develops knowledge of decision-making processes and the ability to apply data-driven approaches to a variety of managerial issues. From a systems perspective, students learn to structure problem solving efforts, transform data into valid and reliable information, propose measures that address identified root causes, practice goal-directed thinking, and analyze decisions within specific business contexts.

Prerequisites: MGMT.244, ECONOMIC.256, and ITM.175.

SCM 371 Supply Chain Operations

Introduces the management activities related to the coordination and integration of a firm's operational processes with those of the broader supply chain. Students learn to structure, manage, and improve the flows of products, services, information, and money and synchronize an organization's goals and processes with its partners.

Prerequisites: MGMT.244, ECONOMIC.256, and ITM.175.

SCM 372 Inter-Organizational Enterprise Systems

Introduces the concepts and techniques of Inter-Organizational Enterprise Systems. Covers Enterprise Resource Systems (ERP) basics, Business Process Redesign (BPR), and business processes for functional business areas such as purchasing and receiving, sales and marketing, production, operations management, inventory management, and financial management.

Prerequisites: ITM.321; MGMT.244; MKTG.310.

SCM 373 Integrated Customer Relationship Management

Introduces the strategies, processes, and activities related to using customer information to manage customer relationships for greater revenues and profits, and to integrate flows of materials, information, and capital across an inter-organizational supply chain from basic producers to end users. Students will learn to use customer information captured by a customer relationship management (CRM) system to build and maintain client relationships, to improve the organization's ability to forecast future sales/demand in dynamic market environments, to develop a holistic view of customer profitability and customer lifetime value, including total cost-to-serve based on information integrated from Enterprise Resource Planning systems, and to coordinate marketing, sales, service/support, and channels of distribution. Students will manage CRM operations and tactics, including lead generation, sales force automation, direct marketing campaigns, channel campaigns, service processes and deployments, and customer loyalty programs appropriate to consumer (B2C) and inter-organizational (828) settings.

Prerequisites: ITM.175; MGMT.244; MKTG.310.

SCM 376 Supply Chain Cash Flows and Profitability

Introduces the fundamental financial, managerial and cost accounting concepts applicable to Supply Chain Management. The use of cost accounting is an integral part of decision making in all types of business operations. A firm understanding of cost accounting concepts will be attained through the use of spreadsheets and enterprise technology.

Prerequisites: ACCT 220, ACCT 223.

SCM 474 Managing Quality

Develops students' knowledge of quality management paradigms, processes, and techniques. Students learn to apply useful problem-solving and statistical techniques for evaluation and improvement of manufacturing and service processes across all organizational types. The course is software-intensive; students utilize the Microsoft Office Suite and application software.

Prerequisites: SCM.371.

SCM 475 Logistics

Develops students' knowledge of logistics management paradigms, processes, and techniques. Students learn and apply useful concepts, designs, and optimization models to maximize efficient multi-directional flows of materials throughout a supply chain. The course is software-intensive; students utilize the Microsoft Office Suite and application software.

Prerequisites: SCM 371.

SCM 477 Managing Innovation

Develops students' knowledge of innovation paradigms, processes, and techniques, and introduces management of organizational learning. Students learn to identify opportunities for improvement based on analysis of key performance metrics and to apply strategies that facilitate innovative solutions. The course is software-supported; students utilize the Microsoft Office Suite, enterprise technology, and application software.

Prerequisites: SCM 370 and SCM 371.

SCM 478 Managing Business Processes

Develops students' knowledge of the interrelated nature of business disciplines through the managing of business processes. Students learn the principal business processes common to the majority of business organizations, functional roles and how they interact, and software tools that facilitate development of appropriate organizational structures.

Prerequisites: SCM 475.

SCM 479 Supply Chain Seminar

Facilitates integration of the concepts, processes, and strategies of global supply chain management to ensure the optimization of business processes from original suppliers through consumer end-users. Students learn how to manage trade-offs in procurement, inventory, and distribution activities, improve forecasts, and develop customer relationships. This course requires student participation in a distribution facility tour or virtual tour and a supply chain simulation.

Prerequisites: SCM 475.