About the Profession
Benefits of Studying Logistics Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management have become an important part of the economic growth of the Middle Tennessee region with resulting career opportunities for qualified individuals. To help prepare individuals for these positions, Volunteer State Community College, working with area employers, has developed a two-step program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Business with an Area of Concentration in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
The program begins by earning a 16 credit hour Technical Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, followed by earning a 60 credit hour Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Business Administration with an Area of Concentration in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Credits earned for the Technical Certificate are transferable for credit toward the Associate Degree.
Logistics is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from point of origin to the point of consumption while meeting all customer requirements. Logistics Management includes customer service, traffic management, demand forecasting, documentation flow, inter-plant movements, order processing, packaging, parts service support, plant and warehouse site selection, purchasing, return products, and distribution center/ warehouse management.
Careers associated with logistics management include:
- Distribution Center and Warehouse Operations
- Transportation Management
- Inventory Control
- Purchasing and Materials Management
- International Distribution
- Packaging Design
- Supply Chain Management
- Quality Assurance Management