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Career Information for Supply Chain and Information Systems Majors



Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) is a boundary-spanning field of supply chain networks, which organizations use to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services all over the world. - from: Smeal College of Business website, accessed 19 January 2012

Supply Chain majors will want to explore related terms such as

  • Business Logistics
  • Operations Research
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Warehousing

Persons with an interest in Supply Chain will need an understanding of financial and management concepts as well.

May be employed by:

  • Manufacturing industries
  • Government agencies
  • Consulting firms
  • Wholesale Trade

Titles may include:

  • Materials Scheduler
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Transportation and Warehousing Specialist



Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Search for reports about Supply Chain & Information Systems or any of the careers listed above. The Occupational Outlook Handbook website maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor provides:

  • Hundreds of types of jobs, accessible by job title or general occupational areas
  • Training and educational requirements
  • Salaries
  • Expected job growth
  • Job descriptions
  • Working conditions



Career Databases

  • WetFeet Career Guides
    • Available via Penn State Career Services
    • Career articles
    • Industry overviews
    • Job search strategies
    • Company profiles and company culture insights




Associations provide not only helpful information for practitioners, but wonderful career resources as well. Association web sites often have two levels of access: public information (free) and also information for members only (fee-based). Associations usually publish newsletters, journals and other resources to help their membership stay on top of issues in the profession. Links to related associations are usually posted.

Additional associations may be found in each report in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.




ProQuest provides access to over 5000 journal titles. Suggested searches:

  • Specific company name[s]
  • Corporate culture
  • Employee satisfaction
  • Supply Chain AND employment
  • Supply Chain AND careers
  • Browse publications such as The Wall Street Journal
  • Narrow search to trade publications


Company Information

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  • Career development
  • Industry trends