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Supply Chain Management


​​Follow the Supply Chain from Start to Finish

South Florida is a hub for import and export activity, making the area a hotbed for logistics and supply chain management careers. The expansion of current global markets, the introduction of new markets and improvements in American transportation technology and infrastructure have only increased the need for talented logistics personnel in our own backyard.

So, what exactly is a Supply Chain and why do you need to know about it to succeed in business?  Take a look at this video to learn more about this exciting industry!
There are 3 programs offered at Broward College designed to prepare you to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output.  You can complete the Logistics and Transportation Specialist Technical Certificate with just 18 hours of coursework.  Our Supply Chain Management Operations Associate of Science degree and Supply Chain Management​ Bachelor of Applied Science degree offer progressively higher levels of training and preparation for success in the competitive global marketplace.  The B.A.S. in Supply Chain Management will truly set you apart from the competition.  Students in these programs will also have the opportunity to earn SCPro™ Fundamentals certifications from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Courses can be taken in a variety of formats to best suit your needs.  We offer a fully online program, an accelerated weekend program, or an early morning program for working professionals.

Ready to take the next step?

For the Logistics & Transportation Specialist Technical Certificate program or the ​Supply Chain Management Operations Associate of Science degree program, just click the orange 'Apply Now' button above!

For the Supply Chain Management Bachelor of Applied Science program, if you are a current Broward College student, download the program application and return it to Ms. Maynel Lyttle in Building 71, Room 211.​​ If you are not a current Broward College student, first apply to the college by clicking on the orange 'Apply Now' button above, then return to this page to download the program application.​ 



Classroom Experience
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 courses iin a fully online or a blended format, where 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: 
  • Budgeting
  • Quality control
  • Transportation
  • Logistics planning
  • Inventory control
  • Storage and handling
  • Just-in-time manufacturing
  • Acquisitions and purchasing
  • Resource estimation and allocation
  • Shipping and delivery management
Career Path
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.
Is This Program Right for Me?

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.
Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Broward College.

The Supply Chain Management B.A.S. degree prepares students for the SCPro Fundamentals industry certifications offered by the
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
All faculty members are holders of doctoral or master’s degrees in Supply Chain Management, or 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.

Completion of the Associate of Science in Supply Chain Management Operations degree takes two years.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supply Chain Management will complete an additional 60 hours.  
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 is available and is designed specifically to accomodate working professionals.  See 'Supply Chain Management Express' in the left side naviation bar.  We also offer an early morning program for working professionals who are early risers and would like to work on their degrees before work.
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, and 42 hours of business and supply chain management courses. Knowledge of statistics and economics, which is taught throughout the program, 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.  Students who have earned any other associates degree, whether from Broward College or another institution, can enter the BAS program, but may have to take up to 7 additional prerequisite courses.  
Is there opportunity for internships?
Yes, the program provides an otption for student who would like to do an internship and there is opportunity to network with employers through the seminar course and external industry events.
For Alumni
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.
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