Careers in Supply Chain Management

Average Career Salary

$78,775

Anticipated demand over next 10 years

Demand for Supply Chain majors is expected to grow by 13 percent over the next ten years.

Recent employers of our SCM graduates include:

American Greetings
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Indians
Nestle     See more...

Typical job description

  • Purchasing — getting raw materials at a good price, just in time
  • Operations — overseeing production
  • Distribution — warehousing and getting products to market

Typical starting occupations

  • Distribution Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Transportation & Warehousing Manager
  • Wholesale & Retail Buyer
  • Purchasing Agent

Contact Information

Supply Chain Management Major

Dr. Steve Pool, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

spool@ashland.edu
419.289.5932

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty
Dr. Bo Li, assistant professor of supply chain management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2012. His teaching specializations involve courses in supply chain management,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Staff
Tina Lillo joined Ashland University in the fall of 2012 bringing over 20 years administrative experience to the College of Business & Economics. Previous experience... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Bo Li, assistant professor of supply chain management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2012. His teaching specializations involve courses in supply chain management,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Bob Stoll joined Ashland University in 2012. He earned both B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Mechanical... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more

Develop the critical skills necessary to keep businesses moving

Some 60-80 percent of all jobs fall somewhere in the supply chain continuum. That means you’ll enjoy broad job options throughout your career.

Our Supply Chain Management major attracts linear thinkers, energetic managers, broad-minded leaders, integration gurus and multi-taskers. 
What You’ll Love About the Supply Chain Management Major:

  • Four out of five jobs in northeastern Ohio and three out of five jobs in the country fall somewhere in the supply chain, so you can enjoy college by knowing the jobs are out there.
  • The placement side of marketing, supply chain management covers everything from raw materials to transport of the finished product.
  • The field attracts linear thinkers, energetic managers, broad-minded leaders, integration gurus and multitaskers.
  • Our passionate faculty and their deep industry connections give you real-time access to an ever-changing field.
  • You can be one of the first to take part in this exciting new program from the College of Business & Economics.

Student Opinions

See what people are saying about our programs.

  • Eric Vittardi '14
    My experience in supply chain management in Dauch has been awesome. Dr. Pool, Dr. Stoll and Dr. Li have been invaluable to my career. I will walk out of Ashland in the spring with the utmost confidence in my abilities and opportunities that lie in front of me.
  • Becky Furman '13
    APICS is an organization dedicated to the supply chain community, both professional and educational. I am currently the president of the student chapter here at Ashland; we pair with professional chapters, mainly Cleveland and North Central, to learn about supply chain outside of the classroom. We... more
  • Cory Strazar ’11
    As a Supply Chain Management student, I was able to learn countless supply chain concepts through applied learning. The professors endless knowledge, coupled with their hands-on teaching method, created an ideal learning environment for students. When I graduated, it was these professors and... more