Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management is the coordination of a network of independent organizations involved in creating a desired product or service, where the partners function together as one seamless organization.
This course was developed by the Rutgers University Supply Chain Management Department in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career Readiness. Its goal is to prepare high school students for careers in Supply Chain, either directly after graduation or as the beginning of post-secondary studies in Supply Chain Management. The course approach is that of project-based-learning (PBL) and is modeled after the eight Essential Elements of Project Design developed by the Buck Institute for Education.
Aligned with Rutgers’ Introduction to Supply Chain Management course, the curriculum uses the Supply Chain Operation Reference (SCOR) model as its underlying structure. SCOR organizes supply chain activities into four categories: Plan, Source, Make, and Deliver. Each project in this curriculum is designed to address one of those elements, with Primary and Secondary Supply Chain Management concepts identified in each project.
The curriculum is divided into three courses, each containing eight to ten possible projects. The content is taught in 3 or 4 years, taking Logistics I, Logistics II, and Logistics III. Students wanting to get Rutgers’ credit must complete all three courses and achieve a “B” or better average on the End-of-Course Assessment Tests. Students who complete all levels of the Logistics course are given the opportunity to attend Rutger's School of Business after graduting high school.