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 management||Technical understanding|
|Cost accounting skills||Ability to understand financial statements|
|Understanding of e-business / e-procurement systems||Troubleshooting, problem solving|
|Understanding of cross-cultural / global issues||Business ethics|
|Understanding of the legal issues involved in managing contracts||Ability to communicate effectively through presentations, email, one-on-one, and team discussion|
|Ability to logically organize thoughts||Ability as a natural facilitator to enable team-based decisions|
|Understanding of customer's expectations|