Supply Chain Management Minor

Edo Airoldi, Ph.D., Statistics, Operations and Data Science Department Chair
1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 339

The Supply Chain Management (SCM) minor is ideal for students innovative enough to think creatively, yet meticulous enough to forecast the bigger picture.

Students completing the SCM minor pursue careers which direct the efficient flow of goods and services within and among organizations—from suppliers and manufacturers to retailers and consumers.

The SCM minor course sequence is a strong complement to all business majors, especially Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Healthcare Management.

The SCM minor provides students with basic knowledge of supply chain management, such as distribution strategies, planning, and procurement, while also working on students' communication, negotiation, and leadership abilities.

SCM courses balance theory and practice in supply chain management to bridge the gap between academic and business practices and devise innovative research and teaching methods. The minor prepares students to operate and lead major aspects of the supply system in established and start-up firms.

All interested students must meet with Misty Blessley, Ph.D. ( to declare or rescind this minor.

Student Professional Organization (SPO) in Supply Chain Management

A Supply Chain Management SPO was established on-campus, Temple University Supply Chain Association, TU-SCA. For more information, please contact Misty Blessley, Ph.D. (


  • Open to business students.
  • Integrates SCM topics and themes to prepare students for new and emerging jobs related to SCM, Fulfillment, Planning, Storage & Distribution, and Customer Service.
  • Quantitative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills required for success in this minor; a cumulative GPA of 2.75 is recommended.
  • Four courses required (three must be taken at Temple University):
    SCM 3515Principles of Supply Chain Management3
    SCM 3516Transportation and Logistics Management3
    Select one of the following:3
    Inventory and Warehouse Management
    Sourcing and Procurement
    Select one of the following:3
    Internet Enabled Supply Chains
    Value Delivery Networks in Marketing
    Marketing Internship/Co-Operative Experience 1
    Customer Data Analytics
    Inventory and Warehouse Management
    Sourcing and Procurement
    Lean Six Sigma in Supply Chain Management
    Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
    GIS and Location Analysis
    Total Credit Hours12
  • Courses taken for this minor cannot be double-counted toward the major or another minor.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.

All interested students must meet with Misty Blessley, Ph.D. ( to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their advisor how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.