Logistics is the ability to get the right product, to the right customer, in the right condition, at the right time, at the right cost in a seamless flow of efficiency and effectiveness.
The evolution of logistics management/supply chain management both as a career path and as a management function within the firm continues to grow with the global economy. This is evident by the growing number of executives with “logistics/supply chain” in their respective titles, growing salaries, as well as the importance of logistics/supply chain within the firm.
This is exactly why the College of Business & Health Administration at the University of St. Francis developed its logistics program – to meet a growing demand in a very challenging and rewarding profession in logistics/supply chain management.
What can I do with Logistics?
- A logistician is responsible for analyzing and coordinating the logistical functions of a firm or organization, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- A logistics/supply chain professional is responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, inventory, warehousing, and distribution to the customer.
As a Logistics minor you will learn to:
- Develop a solid understanding of the strategic role logistics and the supply chain plays in achieving a firm’s corporate goal, leadership ability, quantitative analysis skills, and oral and written communication skills.
- Apply theory to real world cases and applications. You will not just read textbooks and recite information. You will be expected to utilize the theory learned in a more practical, industry-wide application.
- Design operational systems that provide continual integration of logistics/supply chain activities with a growing emphasis on achieving a competitive advantage in a global economy.
- Advance the profession of logistics and supply chain while demonstrating ethical decision making throughout your career.
Required Courses (24 Hours)
Financial Accounting (3)
Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
Operations Management (3)
Logistics Management (3)
Transportation Management (3)
Global Logistics Management (3)
Principles of Marketing (3)
For more curriculum information
See the USF Catalog