The Industrial Technology and Management program (INTM) at Illinois Tech offers a specialization in Supply Chain Management (SCM) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The SCM specialization is for students with experience or interest in supply chain activities to include transportation and logistics, warehousing, distribution, purchasing/procurement, and export/import management. Supply chain topics are taught by faculty with professional experience in inventory management, sourcing, sales and operations planning, global transportation systems, and sustainable supply chains.

Students completing the Supply Chain Management specialization may advance into careers as supply chain analysts, supply chain managers, purchasing/procurement managers, transportation managers, fleet managers, and inventory specialists or analysts.


Students complete four of the following electives to earn the SCM specialization.

  • INTM 409/509 Inventory Control
  • INTM 427 E-Commerce in Marketing and Supply Chain Networks
  • INTM 430/530 Transportation
  • INTM 432 Sales and Operations Planning
  • INTM 442/542 Warehousing and Distribution
  • INTM 443/543 Purchasing
  • INTM 444/544 Export/Import
  • INTM 446/546 Manufacturing and Logistics Information Systems
  • INTM 547 Supply Chain Strategies
  • INTM 550 Demand Planning and Forecasting

See Course descriptions

Career Outlook

A degree from the Industrial Technology and Management program with a specialization in supply chain management provides you with knowledge and skills that qualifies you for a variety of careers, such as:

  • Purchasing
  • Buyer
  • Distribution planner
  • Sales and operations planner
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Supply chain manager
  • Warehouse/transportation manager

Supply Chain Management Faculty:

  • Robert Dunn, adjunct professor; Warehousing and Distribution
  • Gurram Gopal, industry professor; supply chain information systems, e-commerce, marketing, operations management
  • Jagjit Jain, adjunct professor; Export/Import Management
  • Theo Rigopoulos, adjunct professor; Supply Chain Management
  • Mazin Safar, industry professor, INTM program director; Inventory Control
  • Herb Shields, adjunct professor; INTM career development adviser; purchasing, supply chain, sales and operations planning, manufacturing