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Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management 





What is Supply Chain Management?


Supply Chain Management is a discipline that teaches students about the identification, acquisition, access, positioning, management of resources and related capabilities a company requires or potentially needs in the pursuit of its strategic objectives. 


What Business Components Comprise Supply Chain Management?


The scope of SCM involves the integration across fourteen major business components - Procurement/Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing, Logistics, Distribution, Packaging, Quality, Receiving, Transportation/Traffic/Shipping, Warehousing/Stores, Inventory Control, Product/Service Development, Materials Management, Manufacturing And Disposition/ Investment Recovery – and how companies might manage all of these activities more sustainably, effectively and efficiently, both domestically and globally.



Program Strengths
  • The Howard University Supply Chain Management Program was the first HBCU program at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

  • HU SCM graduates enjoy meaningful internship opportunities and a high job offer rate with competitive salaries.

  • The CESCM sponsors SCM students to attend SCM conferences throughout the year to enable networking opportunities. 

  • The Center and the School of Business are very closely affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).


Tremendous Corporate Support


  • The Supply Chain Management Program awards scholarships to SCM students annually.

  • Workshops, Internships, Mentoring, Networking, Case Studies, Conferences, Competitions, Professional skills developement and more.


Why Choose Supply Chain Management? 

Because of SCM’s unique cross-functional importance, an MBA concentration or undergraduate major in Supply Chain Management have become two of the most sought-after degrees by business and industry. The business world has elevated the importance of supply chain management and its evolution into a key strategic role within corporations. Rapidly changing global economic developments have increased the importance of supply chain management at corporations and thus the need for strong SCM talent. In fact, because the field is rapidly changing, many corporate managers report a “talent shortage” of people with the very qualifications that the HU SCM program instills in its students, creating many excellent opportunities for its graduates.



Competitive Skills Development


The SCM students actively participate in several Supply Chain Management Case Competitions. Our SCM students have placed in the top three positions in case competitions sponsored by:

  • General Motors 

  • Arizona State University 

  • LMI

  • Institute for Supply Management

Among others