Supply Chain Management

Be the engine that makes businesses run smoothly! The Supply Chain Management career is virtually limitless in its opportunities. This career is an exciting, fast-paced experience in leading efforts to drive the operational success of many businesses. 

GTCC teaches a broad range of Supply Chain management skills including operations management, transportation, warehousing, purchasing and international trade. We do this using practical industry-related equipment and software. Our program stands out as the only community college program in the state with a teaching warehouse. We are also the only college that is qualified by SAP to teach with SAP University Alliances resources.  

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Supply Chain Management

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC, found here.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Sam Chinnis, Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management, is the lead instructor and coordinator of this program.  He has many years of production and supply chain management experience and in networked in to the local industry.

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822. Select option 3.

Supply Chain Management is the practice of coordinating the flow of products from their raw materials (anything you grow or dig out of the ground) to the end consumer (you!). This includes production, coordination between supplying and buying customers, and the flow of money and information along the supply chain.

[NOTE FROM GTCC: NEED ILUSTRATION HERE THAT IS COPYRIGHT FREE TO USE OF A TYPICAL SUPPLY CHAIN;]

Logistics is a subset of Supply Chain Management concerned with the movement and storage of goods along the supply chain. Before 2017, the program was named Global Logistics Technology.  The name was changed across the state of North Carolina to better reflect the content of the program and the broad opportunities for graduates across many industries.

Response: Some students come to this program with a college degree, but want to change their career path.  In this case, a certificate will help with this goal.  If you do not have a college degree, a certificate will give you great skills for entering the career field.  However, a college degree will give you the most opportunities looking forward in this profession.

SAP is the leading ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system in the world. An ERP system is a software program that runs with one central database for the company and controls all operational functions of the company. These include sales, human resources, production, marketing, logistics, finance, etc.  Companies such as Honda Jet, Syngenta, Procter and Gamble, Volvo, Ralph Lauren and Quorvo (RF Micro) run SAP. 

The SCM advisory board makes sure that the program is meeting the needs of the industry.  Representatives from Syngenta, EPES, Fastenal, Precision Fabrics, and Caterpillar are on the current advisory board. 

Khali Bailey
Purchaser/MRP Controller
Karl Meyer, USA

“The Supply Chain program at GTCC completely changed my life. I obtained a job in my field in less than three months after graduation. I graduated in 2015 and am already working on my Masters in Global Supply Chain Management. Had I not chosen this program, I would probably still be working at a fast food restaurant, hoping to land a job. It’s such a broad field, you’re almost guaranteed to prosper.”

Meagan Elkes,
Sr. Project Manager
DSC Logistics

“The Supply Chain Management Program at GTCC went above and beyond equipping me for the job that I hold now. The knowledge and skill set attained at GTCC with their curriculum and professors gave me exactly what I needed to obtain a job at DSC Logistics as a Logistics Manager which then led to Senior Project Manager.  I owe much of my success to this program and recommend it to anyone wanting to go into this challenging and growing field.”

Berkley O. Womack
Logistics Account Executive
EPES Logistics Services, Inc

“Sam Chinnis has been the best mentor/professor for my development in establishing the critical credentials as a professional in the Supply Chain industry, which led me to be extremely successful in my current role!  Sam’s dedication to his students is immeasurable, full of integrity, and inspiring. Sam’s caring attitude and easy-going personality make him a true pleasure to learn under which did not just stop at the classroom. Sam and I are still learning. Seven years later, he keeps pushing me to keep crafting my career!”