Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Business in Management degree with a concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is a program of study offered by Clark State Community College to interested students. This program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge related to a foundational set of competencies concerning management and specifically subjects like purchasing, logistics, negotiation, supply chain management, and inventory and materials management. By the end of this program, a student should be able to convey competencies in managing the logistics and supply chain functions in both profit and not-for-profit organizations and businesses.

Clark State defines supply chain management as the management and control of the process of supplying the customer with a product. This includes the acquisition of raw materials from vendors through the end transformation into a finished product and the delivery of that product to the customer. Supply chain management may involve information sharing, planning, resource synchronization, and performance measurement. Logistics, on the other hand, is defined as the process involved in planning, implementing, and controlling flow and storage of raw materials, in-process stocks, finished goods, and other related information in both an efficient and cost-effective way. Ideally, logistics involves the right products reaching the right environment in the correct quantity, resulting in satisfying both demand and customers.

A graduate of this program should be prepared for either entry level or supervisory positions in purchasing, logistics, negotiation, and inventory and materials management. This includes positions such as: buyer / purchasing agent, freight specialist, shipping or receiving clerk, inventory planner, outbound operations manager, management analyst, and customer service manager. This program aims to equip students with skills and knowledge related to: networking, transportation, warehousing, materials handling, packaging, inventory planning, pricing, and customer relationship management, among others. At least 62 credit hours of courses must be completed in order to graduate with this degree.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Clark State Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, located in the city of Springfield, Ohio. Clark State opened in 1962 as the to meet the technical education needs of Springfield. Clark State Community College has several campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine.

    Clark State Community College offers degrees and certificates. Continuing education classes offer leadership training and the College for Kids program to community members. Classes are offered during the day, evening, weekends, and online. Online education consists of online classes and hybrid classes, which incorporate on-campus visits. Students can earn nearly 20 degrees completely online.

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