Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Office: 389 Mike Ilitch School of Business; 313-577-4525
Chairperson: John C. Taylor

Global Supply Chain Management

The Global Supply Chain Management major focuses on management of the flow of goods and information from the source of components and materials through the channels of distribution to the final customer, and beyond, to recycling and disposal. In today's highly competitive environment, the management of purchasing, operations, quality, transportation, inventory, scheduling, and information flows are ever more critical to an organization's ability to satisfy customers and create a competitive advantage. Whether sourcing from non-domestic suppliers, outsourcing business functions, or attempting to market goods and services to consumers in other areas of the world, today's business leaders need a detailed understanding of all the challenges and opportunities arising from a supply chain that is fundamentally global.


The Marketing major is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in marketing. Marketing is the activity and institution involved in creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging offerings that have value for customers and society. Marketing management involves situation analysis, selection of marketing strategies and target markets, and coordination of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution elements.