Rebecca Dodier, DMSB'17, Supply Chain

Seeing 'a wider view'

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As your freshman year draws to a close, you’ll take an important professional step and declare a concentration in at least one of our principal fields of business. With companies becoming increasingly involved in global markets, supply chain managers play a major role not only in assessing the feasibility of international activity but also in developing supply and distribution networks to support that involvement. With supply chain expertise, you’ll be involved in making critical decisions about such matters as the modes of transportation used to move the company’s materials and products, inventory policies, warehousing needs, customer service standards, and the location of facilities.

In addition to finding career opportunities with manufacturers, retailers, and distributors, you may find similar opportunities with companies that sell supply chain services or transportation services in the marketplace. Consulting firms and government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels provide other career options.

Curriculum Details

Find the full set of Supply Chain Management concentration requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Concentrations are taken as a complement to one of the business degree programs offered, including the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business. Upperclassmen: Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.

My co-ops were all at Johnson & Johnson and it was there that I really saw how supply chain affects the overall business and how it is all about the customer.

Rebecca Dodier, BSBA’17

Walking through my warehouse with only products that I had purchased or planned for during my co-op at Neutrogena, I understood the scale of the work I do.

Stephen Mais, BSBA’17