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The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana will offer two courses in supply chain management in the fall. The courses are designed to train individuals for entry-level positions in logistics, transportation and warehouse management. The SCM program prepares graduates in the responsibilities of managing goods from raw materials to finished products ready for consumer use.

Introduction to Supply Chain Management will be offered from 1 to 1:50 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on both the Hope and Texarkana campuses beginning Aug. 26 and ending Oct. 18. The course covers topics related to design and management of supply chains from the incoming raw material stage to the final product delivery stage and will also cover supply chain operations, distribution and integration.

Logistics will be offered online from Oct. 21 through Dec. 4 and will cover the principles of logistics management of a firm, such as physical distribution activities in transportation, storage facility location, inventory control, materials handling and warehousing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the SCM career field is growing faster than average with 7% growth, and the median salary across all fields of SCM was $38,640 in May 2018.

"Local employers are searching for employees who have a working knowledge of principles of transportation, logistics and inventory in a wide variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing and defense," said Rachel Parson, SCM instructor.

The UAHT Supply Chain Management Program has three levels of degree. Students can earn a Certificate of Proficiency, Technical Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree. The courses offered in the SCM program also consist of general education and general business courses and can be taken through a combination of on-campus, online and night classes.

To view all SCM degree options at UAHT, visit

For more information about the supply chain management programs at UAHT, call 870-722-8228 or email [email protected]

—From University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana

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