Information Technology has made control and analysis of data possible in ways that have never been possible before. Both big businesses and small can use developments in technology and information to optimize their production and supply chain systems. Optimization includes redesigning supply systems to be faster, cheaper, and more efficient. Efficiencies translate to higher values for consumers and higher profits for businesses. Managers involved in supply chain management work to synchronize the production, information, organization and funds to maximize these benefits.
Today, especially with the internet, customers expect high quality, low prices, quick turnaround, and on-time delivery from suppliers. Given the nature of business, the dynamic action between inventories, suppliers, and consumers, the roles of supply chain managers and procurement specialists are vital to success in a business.
East Carolina University’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology is meant to prepare students for the rigors and expectations of the fields of industrial production and supply chain technology. Industrial production is about working with interdisciplinary professionals and topics in engineering, technology, marketing, and a myriad of other fields necessary for putting a good or service to market in a way that is profitable, manageable, and safe. Supply chain management involves using the technology, entrepreneurship, and management in order to move production from the production source, to intermediaries to the end consumer. Skilled supply chain managers need an understanding of scheduling, technology and information systems, human resources, and logistics, as all are deeply ingrained with the field.
Students in the field will undergo a curriculum involving development of skills and knowledge needed for industrial technology, including statistical process control, technology project management, cost and capital project analysis, industrial supervision, architectural drafting, engineering graphics and many, many other topics necessary to prepare graduates for the field of industrial technology.
This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 126 quarter credits are required, including transfer credits.
Must have a qualifying Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program prior to enrollment. Only courses with a ‘C’ or better will transfer. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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