Supply chain operations management is an integrated business approach that involves managing three flows in business – material, information, and financial flow between suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and the end customer/consumer. Shrinking product life cycles, globalization, and greater customer expectations have led businesses to focus on their supply chains more than ever. In today’s globally competitive market, businesses have recognized that the competition for consumers and market share is no longer business versus business, but supply chain versus supply chain. As business becomes more complex and globalized, there is a demand for professionals with the skills to improve the products and services while simultaneously reducing the cost of providing them.
The York College Supply Chain Operations Management major equips students with the necessary skills to identify, analyze, and implement improvements throughout the supply chain. The program of study is built upon four pillars. The liberal arts pillar helps students develop their interpersonal skills while becoming familiar with the culture, customs, values and traditions of people around the world specifically related to businesses. The common professional component pillar provides students with the relevant theory and application of management skills used in all businesses; such as accounting, economics, finance, operations, information systems, marketing, strategy, and business law. The continuous improvement pillar builds knowledge and skills used to improve operations in organization. Students learn to analyze business processes and apply Lean/Six Sigma and Total Quality Management tools to improve performance. The supply chain integration pillar provides students with operational knowledge in sourcing, transportation, model building, production planning and Enterprise Resource Planning (e.g., SAP S/4HANA) skills that enable students to optimize the trade-offs that must be considered in developing a highly competitive supply chain. In addition, electives allow students to prepare and take professional certification exams prior to graduation.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Supply Chain Operations Management must complete a minimum of 120 credits of which 48 credits must be from non-business courses, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.
Students majoring in Supply Chain Operations Management must achieve a 2.0 or higher in each General Business Component Course and each Supply Chain Operations Management Component Course. Students must also earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in the senior business capstone course, BUS 495. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 or higher in each course that serves as a prerequisite to a subsequent Business course. (Refer to the course description for specific prerequisites.) Failure to attain a 2.0 in prerequisite courses may lengthen the time to graduation. Students graduating with a declared major in Supply Chain Operations Management may not simultaneously declare a minor in Operations Management. Students who are waived from FYS must complete 3 credits of non-business coursework.