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Supply Chain and Operations Management

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Learn the planning and management of all activities involved in the flow of goods and services, from capacity planning to sustainability routing. The Supply Chain and Operations Management program at the Daniels School of Business emphasizes the latest business concepts, models, and strategies for modern supply chains and operations.

Strategic design of agile supply chains has become more important than ever with the rapid advancement of technology. Successful future supply chain and operations leaders need a broad understanding of many business functions, from finance to accounting to human resources and leadership -- and that's what the Supply Chain and Operations Management program provides. Also, our expert faculty offer advanced knowledge in logistics, manufacturing, strategic sourcing and procurement, and project management.

Through a data-driven approach, you will be prepared to optimize business performance as buyers; inventory planning specialists; logistics engineers, and supply chain material or project specialists, among many more possibilities.

As a Supply Chain and Operations Management student, you will learn from the same world-class faculty who teach in our highly ranked master's program in Global Supply Chain Management. That program was named the #6 master’s program in supply chain management in the U.S. by QS.

Meet our Students: Mitchell Walbolt

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Mitchell Walbolt’s coursework as a supply chain major has provided him with a strong foundation in analytics. Purdue’s business school firmly believes that learning by doing is most effective, and Mitchell has benefited from real-world experiences that enhanced his critical thinking skills.  

His classes prepared him for his internships as an operations intern at GEODIS, a supply chain intern at Caterpillar, and a purchasing intern at Tesla. These internships have allowed him to understand what aspects of supply chain he is interested in so he can return to Purdue for his master’s and personalize his degree to fit those focus areas.   

Plan of Study

Supply Chain and Operations Management Webpage

Transfer to Supply Chain and Operations Management

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Additional Requirements: Must have a grade of B or better in a college-level calculus class.

Contact Information

A.J. Frigo
(765) 496-0264

Daniels School of Business

Careers in Supply Chain and Operations Management

  •   Operations Specialist
  •   Process Improvement Lead
  •   Sourcing & Procurement
  •   Supply Chain Analyst

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