Start Something in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Ever wonder how items like the clothing you wear or the phone you use are produced and then delivered to you? It happens through a rapidly growing field called supply chain management. Supply chain management professionals are involved in all aspects of business, to create and deliver the best products and services, providing companies with an edge over their competition.

Competitive pressures and sophisticated consumers demanding innovative and speedy solutions characterize today’s global business environment. Understanding and optimizing business processes is the cornerstone of success and is the reason supply chain management professionals are in strong demand.

The supply chain management major might be a good fit if you

  • Enjoy solving problems and puzzles to find creative solutions
  • Have a talent for seeing the big picture, as well as the small details
  • Have a desire to develop and implement new ideas
  • Like to work closely with other people and in interdisciplinary teams
  • Can effectively manage time and resources
  • Possess excellent communication skills

Supply Chain Management Major

Supply Chain Management Curriculum

Required Courses Course Title
SCMA 335 Supply chain decision making models
MRKT/SCMA 346 Distribution channels management
SCMA 431 Enterprise management systems
SCMA 432 Supply chain planning and control systems
MRKT 444/SCMA 444 Supply chain logistics
SCMA 439 Global sourcing and distribution
SCMA 474 Strategic supply chain management

Elective courses - Choose Four Course Title
ACCT 301 Using Accounting Information
ACCT 308 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 309 Accounting Systems
ECON 321* Introduction to International Economics
ECON 421* International Trade
ECON 422* International Finance
FINA 375 Financial Statement Analysis
MNGT 412 Negotiating and Conflict Management
MRKT 345 Marketing Research
MRKT 425 Retail Management
SCMA 434 Lean Supply Chain Operations
SCMA 436 Project Management
SCMA 437 Supply Chain Risk Management
SCMA 447 Supply Chain Technology
SCMA 451 Introduction to Predictive Analytics
SCMA 452 Database Orientation and Management
SCMA 454 Information Systems Analysis and Design
SCMA 458 Electronic Business
SCMA 459 Global Information Systems

* - No more than one ECON elective can be used to satisfy the SCMA elective requirements.

Melissa Dragoo quote - I wanted  to know how they could get a box 
of Kleenex from the manufacturer to your 
desk. At CBA I learned how efficient supply 
chain management gives companies 
a competitive edge.  Melissa Dragoo ‘14
Supply Chain Managment Major
University of Nebraska–Lincoln, College of Business

Career Paths

Supply chain management professionals play important roles in a variety of organizations including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistic firms, consulting firms, government agencies, health care delivery firms and other service providers. As a student in a supply chain management program that was designed in close collaboration with employers, you will be prepared to pursue a challenging yet rewarding career in a variety of areas, including logistics, new product delivery, global sourcing and procurement, quality management, inventory control, transportation management, supplier management, retail operations, and business process improvement.

Smart Phone Logistics

Some examples of supply chain management careers:

  • Business Process Improvement
  • Consulting
  • Inventory Planning
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Sourcing and Procurement
  • Transportation Management
  • Warehousing and Distribution Management

Connect to Employers

Some of the employers who have recently hired our supply chain management graduates:

Archer Daniel Midlands
AG Processing Inc
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
Burlington Northern Railroad
Cargo Zone
Cintas Corporation
ConAgra Brands
Crete Carrier
ENHANCE Health Network
Facebook via ARRIS

Fast Enterprises
Forterra, Inc.
Glaxo Smith Kline
Green Plains Inc.
Isoft Data Systems
Knight Transportation
Koch Industries
LI-COR Biosciences
Lincoln Electric System
Lincoln Industries
Lindsay Corporation
Lockheed Martin
MJ Insurance
Merck Animal Health

Mutual of Omaha
Reliant Transportation
Sandhills Publishing
Schneider Electric
Speedway Motors
Tenaska Marketing Ventures
The Boeing Company
Tractor Supply
Union Pacific
UTC Aerospace Systems
Valmont Industries
Warren Distribution
Werner Enterprises

Supply Chain Management Activities

The Nebraska Supply Chain Club provides networking opportunities and interactions with professional organizations for students interested in supply chain management.

Huskers in Supply Chain Management LinkedIn page

APICS is a leading association for supply chain management professionals
• Local APICS Chapter:
• APICS programs for students:

SCMA Department faculty currently offer one supply chain focused global immersion program
• Supply Chain Management in Germany:

• Supply Chain Management in Italy:


Ryan, Jennifer K
Ron and Carol Cope Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics, Department Chair
HLH 511 B
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-4114