Supply Chain Management

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In a simple Language: SCM addresses "the ways businesses coordinate to find parts and raw materials, make products (or provide services), warehouse them, and transport them to customers or retailers".


Students earn a BBA, Bachelor of Business Administration, degree with concentration in Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Management concentration is designed to prepare students for a career in Supply Chain, having the management and technology skills required for positions in the Supply Chain Environment. The program also provides students with an understanding of the strategic and operational nature of Supply Chain Management. 

Using on-line classes in addition to regular day and evening classes, the concentration also addresses the needs of non-traditional students.



Our BBA degree with a concentration in supply chain management (SCM) emphasizes the four important areas of:

  • Sourcing (global strategic procurement, supply contract negotiation)
  • Supply (production, quality management and service operations)
  • Delivery (logistics, demand fulfillment), and
  • E-business/information systems (critical enabler of supply chain efficiencies and responsiveness).



A unique program that combines e-Business technology with Supply Management into one concentration.

The concentration was reviewed by the nation's highly regarded 'Institute for Supply Management (ISM)', which highly recommended it to be a model throughout the US.


A number of corporate-sponsored scholarships are available for students who are supply chain management majors with strong academic and leadership backgrounds.


Graduates may be involved in Procurement Contract Negotiations and Management (national and international), Supplier Quality Evaluation, B2B Purchasing, Warehousing, ERP, Inventory Management, Transportation, Packaging and International Logistics. As a supply chain manager, the entire supply chain operation from inception to final customer distribution is involved.

Corporate Sponsored Scholarships and Internships of our Supply Chain Management students come from firms which include:

  • Amazon
  • Asurion
  • Boeing
  • Community Health Systems
  • Cummins Filtration
  • Dell Inc.
  • HCA
  • Lexmark International
  • TechnipFMC
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Wells Fargo


Program Brochure (pdf)



Winning TeamWinning Team:

Nirmal Shrestha, Elizabeth Adekunle and Sahil Rai

Congratulations to the Tennessee State University, College of Business, 2018 Case Competition Team! Winners of the 2018 Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Shelley Stewart case competition.

Each year, 5 minority serving institutions are selected to compete at the national ISM "Impact" conference. Each team is given a case developed by the A.T. Kearney organization. They have one month to analyze the case data and develop a presentation that includes their solution and recommendations associated with the case.  The teams then compete for a cash award and bragging rights for the next year. The TSU team did an outstanding job earning 1st place in the competition!

This year's ISM "Impact" conference attended by top Supply Chain Management Industry Leaders for major U.S. and Global companies, was held in Washington, DC at the Gaylord hotel and conference center.

The TSU team was made up of three Supply Chain Management MBA students: Elizabeth Adekunle, Nirmal Shrestha and Sahil Rai. The SCM Program Director, Tracy Pleasants, said "They did a tremendous job of representing TSU and proving that we have a strong and globally competitive Supply Chain Management program and some of the most outstanding students in the country. We could not be more proud of their success!"  














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