Logistics

Today's competitive advances in global markets are no longer solely in manufacturing. Creativity, agility and speed are the new competitive advantages that are replacing brick and mortar warehouses and large inventories. Globalization is creating greater sensitivity to regional differences in customer expectations and purchasing habits. Firms must make decisions regarding tradeoffs between transportation costs, inventory costs, and product life cycles.

Prospective employers of logistics graduates include businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Typical job include logistics analyst, customer service manager, logistics engineer, materials manager, production manager, and vendor managed inventory coordinator.

 

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

The focus of the graduate degree in Global Supply Chain Management is managing global supply chain systems with an emphasis on leadership, information technology, and international business practices. The degree is comprised on five courses to be taken over five consecutive semesters. To learn more about the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management visit its site in Graduate Programs.

 

Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The BBA in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management offers students the opportunity to study in a new and exciting field. Logistics refers to moving material and personnel into and within a business and distributing final products to customers. Logistic students complete all university requirements and degree curriculum required of business majors, along with five professional courses in the logistics area. Students without significant logistics experience will also complete a logistics internship.

 

Associate of Applied Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Operations

 

Upon graduation, AAS Logistics and Supply Chain Operations program graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of logistics and supply chain operations in today's business environment.
  2. Perform inventory control analyses used to improve supply chain efficiency.
  3. Demonstrate the impact of logistics and supply chain operations on an organization's bottom line.
  4. Demonstrate skills in data mining in supply chain topics and sources.
  5. Explain the role of transportation in Alaska's economy.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
 

Undergraduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

The Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations program enables students to enhance and develop their understanding and skills in the fields of logistics and supply chain operations. The program is designed for individuals who presently work in the industry and want to advance their knowledge of logistics and supply chain management, but have no prior academic background in the field. The certificate program also provides continuing education opportunities for professionals in the business community.

The Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations fills an educational gap identified by the industry while simultaneously preparing students for further education in the field of logistics. This program leads directly into the Associate of Applied Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations.

 

Occupational Endorsement in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, which is awarded by the Logistics Department, is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for students who want to initiate or develop a career path in logistics and supply chain operations without having to commit to lengthier educational programs. All 15 credits earned toward the occupational endorsement certificate are transferable to both the Undergraduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations.

At the completion of an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, students are able to demonstrate:

  1. Proficiency in adapting to a variety of logistics employment settings with an understanding of the common terminology, equipment, regulations, and information systems used.
  2. Entry-level employability skills in the following areas: logistics operations, logistics customer service, purchasing, supply chain operations, warehouse operations, inventory control, transportation services, and transport operations management.