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This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane 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

  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools including technology.
  • 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 knowledge and skills in inventory and materials management, purchasing and supply strategies, negotiation strategies, and logistics and physical distribution.

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. (Effective Spring Semester 2017)

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.

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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.

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.

3 Credentials/Professional Designations: Logistics and Supply Chain Management

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) - APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Program - Ideal APICS CPIM program candidates: If you are seeking validation or accreditation for future career growth. You have 2 or more years’ experience in your field. No bachelor's degree is required.

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Program - Ideal APICS CSCP candidates: 3 years of related business experience or Bachelor’s degree, or CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, CTL, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations.

 APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Program - Eligibility requirements: 3 years of related business experience or Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent* OR CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, CTL, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations.


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

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

Download the curriculum sheet for this major. 

Course Title Credits
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management ^ 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics ^ 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting ^ 4
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 1112 English II ****or  
ENG 2211 Business Communication **** 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management 3
-- Arts/Humanitites Elective (GA) ***** 3
LSC 2220 Logistics and Physical Distribution 3
LSC 1100 Introduction to Supply Chain Managementor  
EBE 2703 Co-op Education I 3
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics 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 2600 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 2650 Negotiation Skills 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone) 3
  Total Credit Hours 60

^ Proficiency test available

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

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.

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