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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is essential.
Online class options available.

What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Management focuses on the flow of materials end-to-end beginning at customer service and procurement and ending with delivery to the customer.

Why Choose Supply Chain Management Training from CLC?

  • Build your knowledge and learn skills needed to become a team lead or supervisor.
  • Get prepared for a career focused on procurement, inventory management, warehousing, distribution, logistics and transportation.
  • Attain a better understanding of how each of the areas affects the other and how to best achieve efficiency and profitability.

About the Program

Grainger is the founding partner of CLC’s supply chain management program.

Courses are offered in the following formats:

  • Virtual Live: Learn remotely in real time by taking classes that are taught in a live virtual classroom via Zoom during scheduled times.
  • Online: Have flexibility to complete coursework without scheduled meetings while staying actively engaged in a fully online environment.
  • In-person at the Grayslake campus: Keep your degree on track with classes that meet face-to-face, providing you with opportunities to interact in-person with faculty and peers.

Program Options & Length


  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    15 credit hours, courses can be completed in just 2 semesters, only 5 classes
  • Advanced Supply Chain Management
    30 credit hours, build on your introductory skills, only 5 additional classes

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

  • Supply Chain Management A.A.S. (Plan 22BO)
    60-63 credit hours

To get started, students should have a high school diploma (or equivalent).

What You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • An overview of supply chain
  • Relevant computer skills
  • Supervision and teamwork
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Inventory management
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Logistics and transportation

Career Outlook

With a large portion of the workforce filling supply chain roles, the opportunities in the field are very broad. The coursework prepares students for careers focused on procurement, inventory management, warehousing, distribution, logistics and transportation.

Job Outlook in Illinois

+5% increase in jobs 2022-2027
(for both 11-3071 and 13-1081)

Source: EMSI

Salary Outlook

Position  Annual Median Salary in:

BLS (13-1081 Logisticians)



BLS (11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers)



BLS (13-1081 Logisticians)

Lake County


BLS (11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers)

Lake County


Source: EMSI

“CLC’s Introduction to Supply Chain Management certificate has helped me be successful in my current role because I now understand the supply chain from end to end. Courses such as Introduction to Office Software provided great practical tools. Additionally, strategic courses such Operations Management and Elements of Supervision provided context in subjects such as diversity and managing teams.

Being able to complete the certificate online was critical to my success. As a working adult with family, I was able to connect wherever I was to keep up with the course and submit assignments on time.”

Francisco Aguilar, Project Manager, Grainger, Inc.
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