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What Is Supply Chain Management?

Student Activities

SCM students and faculty at John Deere Davenport Works

Feb. 2014 - SCM students and faculty toured John Deere Davenport Works and Von Maur E-fulfillment Center and Corporate Distribution Center in Davenport, Iowa.
Learn more about their trip.

Student Testimonials

SCM majors travel to Chicago for the 2013 ProMat Expo

Q & A

Are scholarships available for SCM students?

Yes, there are numerous scholarships available through our program and many more available from outside trade organizations (such as CSCMP, ISM, MHI). We have approximately 10-15 scholarships available annually specifically for SCM majors ranging from $750 to $2000 ea.

What opportunities will I have outside of the classroom that will help me grow in my knowledge and experience of SCM?

You will have the opportunity to get involved in the Supply Chain Management Student Association (SCMSA), attend SCM-specific recruitment events, attend numerous field trips to businesses, factories, distribution centers, trade shows, and conferences, and complete at least one internship.

What skills do I need to be successful in the SCM program?

The SCM field utilizes a wide-variety of skills including skills in relationship and team-building, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, logic and reasoning, and analysis. However, many of those skills will be learned. To be successful in the program, you must be able to apply logic and reasoning, possess some quantitative (math) and interpersonal (relationship, communication) skills.

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What is the job placement rate for graduates of WIU's SCM program?

Currently in the field of SCM, demand for SCM graduates far exceeds the supply. In other words, job placement rates are near 100 percent.

What type of jobs are graduates getting and where?

The job possibilities with a degree in SCM are too numerous to list; however, our graduates are getting jobs with Fortune 50 companies, like Archer Daniel Midland (ADM), Deere & Co., and Caterpillar, as well as jobs with many other well-known companies. See the recruiting companies list for more examples. Additionally, graduates are getting jobs regionally, nationally, and even internationally with excellent starting salaries!

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Recruitment & Educational Open House

April 9, 2014 For high school counselors, business teachers, students, and parents. Learn more.

Contact Us About Supply Chain Management

Dr. Craig Conrad, Chair/Professor

Department of Management & Marketing
Office: Stipes Hall 414
Phone: (309) 298-1535
Email: CA-Conrad1@wiu.edu

Supply Chain Management Faculty

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