In keeping with the vision of the Department of Supply Chain Management to be widely acknowledged by industry and academia as the leader in dissemination of procurement, manufacturing and logistics knowledge, the Supply Chain Management program integrates topics from manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation, and physical distribution into a unified course of study. The program is designed with the realization that essential breakthroughs in business productivity and quality must be process based and such processes must transcend traditional business functionality and embrace the need for cross-organizational relationships. The program also acknowledges the critical challenges related to environmental impact by engendering an earth-to-earth supply chain focus.