Logistics (or distribution) is the term used to describe all of the activities related to supply chain management from the time of resource and material supply to manufacturing until they reach their ultimate consumer. The logistics program at Columbus State offers a general program in logistics as well as areas of specialization in purchasing and global trade.

The Purchasing Major is designed to provide focused skills in purchasing and negotiation to students interested in this field. This major is built upon a solid foundation in current logistics management theory and practice included in the National Association of Purchasing Managers certification examination.

Logistic certificates can be earned in General Logistics, Purchasing and Global Trade. Each certificate can be completed totally in a distance learning format. Courses for these certificates followthe guidelines and cover the content established by the Certified Logistics Managers Association (CLM), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and NASBITE (respectively) in their certification exams.

Logistics graduates may expect entry-level, first-line management positions as supervisors and managers in such areas as traffic and transportation, inventory management, warehousing, export/import, purchasing, materials control, traffic and operations management.

The Logistics program at Columbus State Community College is nationally accredited bythe Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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