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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Supply Chain Managememt



Simply stated, Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the way business gets done. SCM involves the movement and transformation of raw materials through a series/network of suppliers and buyers in order to create products and services for customers. Each firm performs design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating shareholder value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance globally.

The Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences takes a cross-functional approach, giving students the tools they need to manage all aspects of a business process, from procurement, strategic partnering and alliances, manufacturing/service development, information flow, cycle time management, logistics and distribution, to supplier/customer relationship management. The Supply Chain Management curriculum is highly competitive and regularly benchmarked against top business schools in the nation. In 2009, the Rutgers Business School supply chain program was ranked 11th nationally by AMR Research. Students can obtain a B.S., MBA and Ph.D. degree in Supply Chain Management.

The Supply Chain Management Department also partners extensively with industry leaders to develop practical solutions in response to problems encountered by the business community relative to the management of the end-to-end supply chain. Students interact regularly with practicing supply management professionals as adjunct faculty, guest speakers and in class projects.

Major corporations and professional organizations support the SCM program through generous scholarship programs. Corporations sponsoring ‘Honors Track Scholarships’ include AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Converge, Johnson & Johnson, Panasonic, International Flavors & Fragrances, L’Oreal, Unilever, and Rutgers. Rutgers SCM students have also received scholarships from the Institute for Supply Management and the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Buyer/Senior Buyer Director, Worldwide Procurement Quality Analyst Security Analyst
Category Lead Distribution Manager Senior Procurement Specialist
Chief Procurement Officer Executive, Special Supplier Relations Six Sigma/Lean Manager
Commodity Manager Inventory Manager Strategic Planning
Contract Analyst Management Consultant Strategic Sourcing Manager
Contracts Manager Materials Analyst/Manager Supplier Management Analyst
Demand Planner New Product Procurement Planner Supplier Quality Project Manager
Director of Contracts, Pricing and Procurement Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Director of Corporate Materials Pricing Analyst Supply Manager
Director of Supplier Relations Procurement Specialist/Manager Traffic Manager
Director, Contracts and Procurement Production Process Analyst Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
Director, Strategic Planning Project Manager Vice President, Supply Management
Director, Supply Chain Management Purchasing Agent/Analyst/Assistant Vice President/Director of Procurement
Director, Supply Line Management Purchasing Manager/Director Worldwide Procurement Analyst

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
A&P Exelon Corporation MetLife Novartis Pharmacy
AmerisourceBergen Genesis Healthcare PSEG
AstraZeneca Hoffmann-LaRoche Panasonic
Aventis Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Praxair
BD IBM Engelhard Corp. Schering-Plough
Bayer HealthCare Intel Time Warner
Bed Bath & Beyond Itochu Tyco International
Benjamin Moore JPMorgan Chase Unilever
Bristol-Myers Squibb Johnson & Johnson Updata
Colgate-Palmolive Merck Wachovia


Government Agencies
Department of Defense NJ State Purchasing .
NJ Department of Treasury UMDNJ .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Johnson & Johnson Strategic Sourcing Co-Op

The Office of Community Affairs, Rutgers Rutgers Day Internship

US Foods Operations Intern

Kohl's Department Stores Store Management Internship

L'Oreal Finance Internship

Gucci America Inc. Gucci Buying Intern - Outlets

Exelis Inc. Supply Chain Intern

Colavita Marketing/PR Internship

MasterCard Intern in Supply Chain Group

Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain Internship

Alice + Olivia Wholesale Intern, Specialty Stores

Bristol-Myers Squibb Global Quality Systems

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


In 2009, 100% of juniors with SCM majors received summer internships or 6-month co-op positions. In the MBA program, 100% of first year students received internships and 100% of graduating second year students received employment offers.

Although the Supply Chain and Marketing Sciences major is new, the Rutgers Business School has many successful alumni working in supply chain and related areas of management:

First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Supply Chain Managememt
Organization Job Title
Bed, Bath & Beyond Brand Manager

Logistics, Engelhard Director

Supply Chain Management, BD Director

AstraZeneca Executive Director and General Manager

Benjamin Moore Logistics Manager

Distribution, Johnson & Johnson Manager

Dainippon Sumitomo Pharmacy Procurement Manager

Johnson & Johnson Senior Procurement Analyst

Supply Management, Estee Lauder Senior Vice President

Supply Management, AmerisourceBergen Senior Vice President

Sandoz Strategic Sourcing Manager

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