Supply Chain Management

Iowa State University is the only university in Iowa with a nationally ranked supply chain management program. Taught by our internationally known faculty, you’ll learn about the logistics and operations of an organization, including demand planning, purchasing, inventory control, and strategic supply chain management. Our program covers every aspect of supply chain management, so you’ll be prepared no matter which field you enter after graduation.

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Make an Impact

In this exciting field, you will see the full picture because you will be working in the heart and soul of a company.  

Supply chain management is an integrated program of study concerned with the efficient flow of materials, products, and information within and among organizations. It involves the integration of business processes across organizations, from material sources and suppliers through manufacturing, and processing to the final customer. The program provides you with the core knowledge related to a wide variety of supply chain activities, including demand planning, purchasing, transportation management, warehouse management, inventory control, material handling, product and service support, information technology, and strategic supply chain management 

The study of supply chain management prepares you for professional careers with manufacturers, retail distributors, logistics services providers, consulting firms, and others. 

Real-World Experience

Ivy faculty are pushing the envelope every day to make your experience the best it can possibly be while providing real-world experiences every chance they get.

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management Scott Grawe developed a course that escalated into a life-changing, international experience for business students. Working with a former colleague from Target, Grawe and his students went backwards through the supply chain and followed one product on the shelf — a kitchen spatula — from Target in Ames, Iowa, to the shipping docks in Los Angeles, California, all the way to the factory in China where it was produced. All of this was done in person.

This is the kind of inspiration and real-world learning you can expect at Ivy! 

Sophia Kvam

Sophia Kvam

“With all the support and resources given by the Ivy College of Business, I feel like I am prepared to enter the workforce with the confidence and knowledge to succeed.”