According to the University of Arkansas Department of Supply Chain Management, "Graduates of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) program will find themselves in exciting and diverse roles in organizations where they will manage activities, such as planning and forecasting, purchasing, sales, transportation, storage, and distribution, which are required for the efficient flow of goods and services between the points of their creation and their ultimate consumption or disposition."

Project managementTechnical understanding
Cost accounting skillsAbility to understand financial statements
Understanding of e-business / e-procurement systemsTroubleshooting, problem solving
Understanding of cross-cultural / global issuesBusiness ethics
Understanding of the legal issues involved in managing contractsAbility to communicate effectively through presentations, email, one-on-one, and team discussion
Ability to logically organize thoughtsAbility as a natural facilitator to enable team-based decisions
Time managementLeadership
Understanding of customer's expectations