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Management - Logistics and Supply Chain Management Option

Management - Logistics and Supply Chain Management Option

This program is available at the Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations. 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.

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.

All business students are expected to use information technology skills as it applies to course requirements within all management options. 

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Career Information

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.

Prospective and current students are encouraged to research career opportunities at the Ohio Department of Education’s Career Pathways website. A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for Logistics and Supply Chain Management occupations. These pathways offer an overview of the various career options along with education and training. Visit and review job titles, median salary, job growth opportunities for individuals working towards an Associate’s Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management such as Purchasing (Purchasing Agent), Supply Chain Management (I) Production Supervisor and Supply Chain Management (II) Production Clerk – Logistician.

Credentials/Professional Designations: Logistics and Supply Chain Management

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) - APICS now falls under the larger umbrella of Association for Supply Chain Management. 

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Program - Educational/Professional Prerequisites - None (no bachelor's degree or international equivalent is required.)  Must pass CPIM exams.

APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Program - Educational/Professional Prerequisites - None (no bachelor's degree or international equivalent is required.)  Must pass CLTD exams.

Creditionals/Professional Designations:  Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM)

ISM Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD).  CPSD Criteria (Eligibility Requirements) - Five years of professional (non-clerical, nonsupport) supplier diversity or supply management experience.  Must pass CPSD exams.


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Outcomes and Curriculum

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

  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools.
  • Analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global business trends.
  • Demonstrate effective use of communication and human relations knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate effective use of knowledge and skills in inventory and materials management, purchasing and supply strategies, negotiation strategies, and logistics and physical distribution.
Course Title Credits
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications ^* 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics ^ 3
-- Arts/Humanitites Elective (GA) ** 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management ^ 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management ^ 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting ^ 4
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 1112 English II ***  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication *** 3
LSC 2220 Logistics and Physical Distribution 3
LSC 1100 Introduction to Supply Chain Management  
or EBE 2703 Co-op Education I 3
MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business 3
ITS 1245 Beginning Database 1
MGT 2450 Data Analytics ***  
or STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I *** 3
LSC 2100 Purchasing and Supply Management 3
LSC 2270 Operations Management 3
MGT 2650 Negotiation Skills 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone) 3
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  Total credit hours 60
^ Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Credit Available.

*Student with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 before taking other computer courses.  Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0710 before taking a computer class.

** Must be a global awareness (GA) course and come from arts/humanitites courses identified in the catalog.

***Students who plan on transferring courses for advanced degree work should verify the best/appropriate course selection based on the receiving institution's degree requirements.

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

Transfer Information

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.

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John Hale, MS Professor, Management and Logistics and Supply Chain