This program focuses on current and emerging issues in supply chain management which encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities including marketing, sales manufacturing, finance and information technology. We offer a blended format with 50 percent of online learning content and 50 percent classroom attendance, offering maximum flexibility if you have a full-time job. Classes are small averaging 15-20 students per course and are a reflection of the highly diverse student population at Broward College.
Our faculty will provide real world insight and case studies, and the program also features practicum and internship opportunities. Instruction in logistics includes:
- Quality control
- Logistics planning
- Inventory control
- Storage and handling
- Just-in-time manufacturing
- Acquisitions and purchasing
- Resource estimation and allocation
- Shipping and delivery management
View the Logistics Specialist Technical Certificate program.
This is a high-skill, high-wage area of emphasis. The trade and logistics cluster supports about 1.7 million jobs in Florida, nearly 22 percent of the state’s employment. Job growth for supply chain managers is expected to increase by 26 percent through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median expected salary for a typical Supply Chain Manager in the United States is $93,877.
Broward County and South Florida have a strategic geographic advantage for the global trade and logistics industry. Port Everglades and the Port of Miami, considered deep water ports, are high volume entry and exit points for domestic and international trade. Miami International Airport is the 4th largest cargo volume airport in the world. The Florida East Coast Railroad is developing an intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) in Port Everglades to rail products to 48 freight terminals in Florida and address the increase demand.
Logistics is a fast-paced, people-oriented field. Supply chain professionals should be:
- Idea drivers
- Able to work in cross-functional teams within an organization
- Able to list and explain the factors affecting availability, working capital and cost
Supply chain managers need to take into account the distribution network configuration, the distribution strategy, the trade-offs in logistical activities, the inventory management and the cash-flow of business operations.
In this program, you will learn how to work in an environment of customer service, demand management, order fulfillment, manufacturing, procurement and supplier relations, product development or reverse logistic, import/export, trade relations, and/or regulation compliance as they apply to transportation, inventory, warehousing, or packaging, and distribution of goods and services locally, nationally and internationally.
Arizona State University Supply Chain Video
The WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has produced a 12-part video Introduction to Supply Chain Management. The series was developed by Eddie Davila, Jeff Hough, Randy Cates, Dawn Feldman, Dan Ichikawa, Ian Schmoel and Matt Hardy. ASU, the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Supply Chain Management Department are proud and happy to share this video series with supply chain management departments, supply chain instructors, career specialists in high schools and universities, as well as industry leaders in an effort to inspire a new generation of supply chain management professionals across the country and around the world.
All faculty members are holders of master’s degrees in Supply Chain Management, or master’s degrees in Business Administration. In addition, faculty members possess multiple years of experience in a supply chain related field.
The Logistics and Transportation Specialist Technical Certificate can be completed within two semesters with 18 credit hours, nine of which are in business and the other nine in logistics.
Completion of the Global Trade and Logistics Associate of Science degree takes two years and consists of 18 hours of General Education courses, 33 hours of Business courses and 9 hours of logistics courses.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supply Chain Management will complete an additional 60 hours consisting of 18 hours of general education and 42 hours of upper-division professional coursework.
Most students take six to nine credit hours per semester if they are employed full-time. Students who are employed part-time usually take between twelve and fifteen credit hours per semester. An accelerated weekend program will begin in August, 2015. See 'Weekend Program' in the left side naviation bar.
Transfer students should contact a program advisor to confirm credit for prior coursework.
How much can I make in the logistics field?
The median expected salary for a typical Supply Chain Manager in the United States is $93,877.
Who hires logisticians?
The field is very diverse. Any business that is responsible for the procurement distribution, transportation and warehousing of goods is a potential employer.
Is the program difficult?
The Logistics and Transportation Specialist Technical Certificate consists of 18 credit hours; 9 credit hours in business, and 9 credit hours in logistics that can be achieved by a high school graduate. The Supply Chain Management Opertaions Associate of Science degree requires a student to take 18 hours of General Education courses, 33 hours of Business courses, and 9 hours of logistics courses. Knowledge of statistics and economics is essential.
Can I transfer my lower-level credits to a four-year program?
Graduates of the AS degree in Supply Chain Management Operations can articulate into the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management program at Broward College.
Is there opportunity for internships?
Yes, the program requires an internship and there is opportunity to network with employers through the seminar course and external industry events.
If you were one of the first to get your certificate or A.S. in logistics at Broward College, we want to hear from you. You can help us further develop our program, which is one of the newest being offered at BC, to ensure the success of future students. Contact us and be sure to join the Alumni & Friends Association today. |Yes|