At a Glance

What is Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM)?

Global supply chain management is the business of business. It is the study of how to make things happen.

GSCM is how Amazon.com is able to promise two-day shipping.
GSCM is how Apple is able to meet massive demand for new iPhone models.
GSCM is how Walmart is able to offer low prices and become the world’s largest retailer.

Global supply chain management can be deciding whether to ship by rail, truck, or boat, and deciding whether to order in bulk or just-in-time. It can also be managing the process of moving products efficiently through a manufacturing plant. These are only a few examples of the many exciting choices you can make by being a part of supply chain.

In today’s global economy, businesses now compete with their supply chain. Help connect the global economy by getting products and services from where they are produced to where they are needed. If you enjoy solving problems and want to make a difference in the world, then consider GSCM.

Careers in GSCM

Because of the strong reputation of the BYU Marriott GSCM program, national and international firms aggressively recruit supply chain students for internships and full-time positions. The table below lists a sampling of GSCM careers.

Career Growth Median Salary
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products   $55,720
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Logisticians 19.55% $72,780
Logistics Analysts   19.55% $72,780
Logistics Managers     $81,830
Operations Research Analysts   $76,660
Purchasing Managers 1.54% $100,170
Storage and Distribution Managers   $81,830
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Transportation Managers     $81,830
Transportation Planners   22.44% $76,540
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products   $51,470

Note: These are median salaries in that job function, not starting salaries. Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).