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Management - Logistics and Supply Chain Management Option

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield locations.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSC) option provides a well-rounded education consisting of basic management courses with concentrated studies in purchasing, logistics, negotiation, supply chain management, and inventory/materials management. The associate degree in LSC provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills for managing the logistics and supply chain functions in both profit and not-for-profit organizations/businesses.

Supply Chain Management is the coordinated management and control of the supply chain (the process of supplying a product to a customer), from the acquisition of raw materials from vendors through their transformation into finished goods to the delivery of merchandise to the final customer.  It involves information sharing, planning, resource synchronization, and performance measurement.

Logistics is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient and cost-effective flow and storage of raw materials, in-process stocks, finished goods, and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption for customers. It is the science and art of ensuring that the right products reach the right place in the right quantity at the right time in order to satisfy consumer demand.

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Find entry-level to supervisory-level positions in purchasing, logistics, negotiation, and inventory/materials management. Some of the a range of job titles in a career in LSC are: buyer/purchasing agent, freight specialist, shipping-receiving clerk, inventory planner, outbound operations manager, transportation coordinator, warehouse supervisor, distribution manager, management analyst, and customer service manager.

LSC Functional Career Competencies: Professionalism, networking, basics of LSC, transportation, warehousing, materials handling, packaging, inventory planning, supply forecasting, reverse logistics, environmental management, purchasing, contracting, production, product decisions, pricing, customer relationship management, problem solving, functions of management, risk management, quality management, business law, ethics, legal issues, economics, demand forecasting, information technology support, teamwork, and entrepreneurial processes.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Business degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, a graduate will be able to do the following:

  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools.
  • Effectively use communications and human relations knowledge and skills.
  • Analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrate understanding of social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global business trends.
  • Effectively use information technology skills in the business environment.
  • Effectively use knowledge and skills in inventory and materials management, purchasing and supply strategies, negotiation strategies, and logistics and physical distribution.

Degree Availability
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is available during the day and the evening, is offered online, and is available on all campuses. Students should consult with their advisor for the recommended sequencing of courses.

Transfer Options
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Students should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre/co requisites, including college preparatory (CPE) requirements.

Download the curriculum sheet for this major. 

Course Title Credits
ENG 1111 English I 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications * 3
MGT 1000 Management Program Orientation 1
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 1112 English IIor  
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychologyor  
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
EBE 2703 Co-op Education I or Technical Elective **or  
LSC 1100 Introduction to Supply Chain Management or Technical Elective **or  
MGT 2020 Quality Management or Technical Elective ** 3
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ITS 1245 Beginning Database * 1
LSC 2220 Logistics and Physical Distribution 3
MGT 2450 Data Analyticsor  
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
LSC 2100 Purchasing and Supply Management 3
LSC 2270 Operations Management 3
MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 2650 Negotiation Skills 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone) 3
  Total Credit Hours 60

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

** Technical electives must total 3 semester hours. They may come from any combination of courses not already prescribed that use the following course codes: HRM, INS, LSC, MGT, MKT, ACC, CSD, CSE, EBE (except EBE 1100), ITS (except ITS 0800, ITS 0810, ITS 1100), NTK, OAD, and RES. LSC students should consider taking MGT 2020 Quality Management or LSC 1100 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3) as their technical elective.  Logistics and GIS go hand in handLogistics and GIS go hand in hand.

*** Must be a global awareness (GA) course and may come from social/behavioral sciences (Except ECO 1100) or arts/humanities. LSC students should consider taking GEO 1000 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography (GA) course (3). Logistics and GIS are closely associated and GEO 1000 satisfies the requirement for a Social and Behavioral Sciences GA course.

Students should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre-/co-requisites, including college preparatory (CPE) requirements.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.