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I do wish I had taken different classes. I ended up more geared towards transportation which I quickly realized was a mistake in my first real job.
There's a toilet in the kitchen!
SCM 470 with Ed Morash...those case studies lol. I think that's the only time I totally trashed a class on the SIRS evaluation.
My shovel is sharp, my pick is sharp, and my will is outstanding.
Was that the dude with the fucked up teeth?
yea, He was like 80 and had some sort of east coast accent. I think the case study idea is great but they really need to update the ones they are using.
Alot of people said SCM jobs make "good money"... what exactly does that mean?
Really depends of location, area of business, and role. Obviously a Jr. office supply buyer in podunk Michigan isn't going to make the same as a VP of Procurement for a Fortune 500 company in Chicago.
Entry level pay (Buyer, Logistics Coordinator, Supply Chain Analyst, Planner) for regular America (Not big city) in an average company should be around 40k-50k. Fortune 500 company add about 5-10k onto that.
Senior level managers should be around 80k - 100k.
Executive level can be all over the place.
I'm in my Late 20s and make low 6 figures w/ a SCM degree.
This is pretty spot on.
Players play, tough players win.
In my experience (large industrial manufacturer) entry level scm starts around $50k, senior managers are $100-200k, directors and up are $300k - $1.5m.
Extremely spot on.
Per the Lear Center website, may 2011 grad average starting salary was $51,721. Highest in the biz college
Senior managers definitely make more than 80k. More like 110-150 range
Again it depends where you are looking and at what kind of companies you are looking at. I know some that make 200k I know others that make 70k.
And where the company is located.
"Victory or Death : Either With Your Shield or On It"
A couple of my closest friends did SCM and all are doing very well for themselves. After reading thru this thread there are a lot of similarities to a Pkg degree as far as salary, career trajectory, and how well known MSU is for each program.
Wait... something doesn't seem right here. 1.5 million doing supply chain? Hmmm...
This is just insane IMO. When I was in the business college I kept waiting for the classes to become more challenging, and they never did. It was incredibly easy. I also did a full year of engineering physics, multi. variable calculus/diff eq, and chemistry classes after graduating. I learned more problem solving skills in my first semester then i did in my three yrs of business college core classes. Overall, with these quant classes I felt like I received a valuable education that I couldnt just learn within 6 months at the job.
To think the students whom took these much much harder classes that teach you awesome problem solving skills are getting the same salary and are just as valuable as people graduating with SCM is mind blowing!
and someone then mentions you can make 300-1.5k, wish is more than doctors is just crazzzy, if true.
This post was edited by bobross42 18 months ago
Nevermind, found it. Here's the link for those interested:
Are there any minors or other majors that would compliment SCM? I spoke with a few different people I know in supply chain, and they all suggested different things. One said to double major with finance, another said to do an IT specialization, and a third said to do an international business specialization. I have no idea if any of these are worth it.
I am also a SCM grad in Seattle. It is a great program and gives you a wide variety of options from procurement, transportation/logistics, planning, project management, production, etc. Good money and seems like there are always jobs open
Pretty much anyone can do supply chain without a degree in it. I know very few people in supply chain that went to school for it. I myself even took a role in supply chain as a PM for a couple years with an engineering degree then moved on. Demand planning and other professions within SC seem to be as useful as weathermen, mostly they just guess. Maybe a SCM degree opens up doors but I havent seen it. Note: I work for a CPG company.
Nike likes SCM at MSU.
MSU offers minors??
Some, yeah. But they also have "specializations".
Interesting, they didn't offer them in the late 80s early 90s when I was there. Or at least I didn't know it. Good move.
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