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[ MUSIC ]>>WELCOME TO NEWSLINK. I’M NINA CASH [PHONETIC]. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
IS THE MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES RANGING
FROM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. SOURCING. PRODUCTION
AND LOGISTICS. TO MANAGING THE RESOURCES
AND CAPABILITIES NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH STRATEGIC
OBJECTIVES. THE MASTER OF SCIENCE AND SUPPLY
CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OFFERED AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,
LONG BEACH, WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH ADVANCED AND
HIGHLY DEMANDED TRAINING IN MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT WILL ADVANCE YOUR CAREER
PROSPECTS, AND PREPARE YOU FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT.>>THE PROGRAM WAS CREATED
AS A RESPONSE TO THE CHANGES IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRIES. THEY DECIDED TO COMBINE
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES, AND FOCUS ON THE IDEA OF
TECHNOLOGY AND BIG DATA.>>40% OF ALL OF THE
CONTAINERIZED GOODS THAT COME INTO THIS COUNTRY, COME IN
THROUGH THE PORTS OF LOS ANGELES AND THE PORT OF LONG BEACH. THERE ARE ABOUT 600,000
PORT-RELATED JOBS THAT ARE DEDICATED TO LOGISTICS. SO WE HAVE DEVELOPED
OUR CURRICULUM AROUND SOLVING REAL-WORLD
SUPPLY CHAIN PROBLEMS. BEING ABLE TO UNDERSTAND
REAL WORLD BIG DATA. AND HOW TO MAKE INFORMED
BUSINESS DECISIONS. AND DEVELOP EFFICIENCY
STRATEGIES FROM THOSE DATA.>>FIRMS DON’T THINK
NECESSARILY ABOUT MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCING GOODS AND
SERVICES JUST DOMESTICALLY. THEY CAN, IN FACT,
OUTSOURCE ALL THOSE THINGS. THEY’RE ABLE TO OUTSOURCE A
LOT OF THOSE THINGS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE TRANSPORTATION
COST HAD CHANGED DRAMMATICALLY. AND AS A CONSEQUENCE, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT BECOMES
AN INTERESTING ISSUE AND CAREER FOR DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS.>>I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS
PROGRAM TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ALREADY STARTED
A CAREER IN SUPPLY CHAIN OR LOGISTICS, WHO ARE AT A POINT
IN THEIR CAREER DEVELOPMENT WHERE THEY WANT TO MOVE
FORWARD IN THEIR CAREERS TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF MANAGEMENT.>>WELL MY UNDERGRAD WAS
IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. AND SO FOR ME, I DID NOT
WANT TO GO AND DO A MASTERS. BECAUSE I FELT THAT
WAS JUST BUILDING ON THE SAME SUBJECT MATTER
I ALREADY HAD ESTABLISHED. AND SO I WAS LOOKING
FOR A UNIQUE PROGRAM WHICH HAD SPECIALIZED SKILL SETS THAT WOULD APPLICABLE
ANYWHERE IN THE INDUSTRY. I AM AN ASSOCIATE
MANAGER IN FINANCE. AND MY RESPONSIBILITIES
ARE ALL ENCOMPASSING. I LEAD PROJECT INITIATIVES. AND LEAD CROSS-FUNCTIONAL
TEAM MEMBERS FROM MARKETING TO OPERATIONS, TO
QUALITY ASSURANCE. AND WHAT WE DO IS WE TRY TO DRIVE OUR COSTS
THROUGHOUT OUR SUPPLY CHAIN.>>IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD
THAT THE COST OF COMPLETING OUR
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
DEGREE PROGRAM IS ROUGHLY HALF OF THE COST OF SIMILAR
PROGRAMS IN THE REGION. THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE
DEGREE PROGRAM. THIS IS A PROGRAM
THAT FACULTY INTERACT WITH STUDENTS EVERY DAY.>>THE MAIN REASON WHY I CHOSE
THIS PROGRAM IS BECAUSE I WENT TO LONG BEACH FOR
MY UNDERGRADUATE. AND I REALLY APPRECIATED
HOW CHALLENGING IT WAS.>>WHEN I ENTERED THE PROGRAM
I WAS AN ASSISTANT MANAGER WITH MAERSK LINE
[PHONETIC] AT PIER 400. AFTER GRADUATING THE PROGRAM, I ENTERED INTO AN
ACCELERATED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM WITH MAERSK LINE. AND AFTER GRADUATING FROM THAT, I WENT INTO A GLOBAL
PROJECT ROLE.>>WE DEVELOPED AN
ADVISORY BOARD OF FIRMS FROM THE PORTS OF
LA AND LONG BEACH. FROM BOEING TO UPS. TO SOME OF THE TRUCKING
COMPANIES AND RAILROADS. AND WE FOUND THAT OUR
STUDENTS ARE READILY EMPLOYABLE WITH FIRMS IN THE AREA. AND THE FIRMS HAVE
REACHED BACK IN THE FORM OF INTERNSHIPS AND MENTORSHIPS. AND IT’S JUST BEEN
A GROWING PRESENCE.>>SO WE THOUGHT THE
CULMINATING EXPERIENCE FOR THIS PROGRAM WOULD
BE BEST PUT INTO PRACTICE WITH A CASE STUDY
APPROACH AS OPPOSED TO A TRADITIONAL
MASTER’S THESIS.>>SO ONE OF THE THINGS
THAT I REALLY ENJOYED ABOUT THE PROGRAM IS LEARNING
SOMETHING ON A TUESDAY NIGHT, AND THEN TAKING IT
INTO THE CLASSROOM AND USING IT WEDNESDAY MORNING. AND SHOWING, YOU KNOW, WHETHER
IT’S A HEAD DECISION MAKER WITHIN MY ORGANIZATION
THAT, HERE’S SOME TOOLS TO HELP US MAKE BETTER
DECISIONS AS MANAGERS.>>EVERYTHING I LEARNED
IN THIS PROGRAM I USE IN MY EVERYDAY JOB. EVERYTHING! I WAS ACTUALLY SHOCKED. I WAS LIKE, WHOA! THEY TOLD ME I WASN’T GOING
TO USE THIS EVER AGAIN. THAT’S A LIE [CHUCKLES].>>VERY INTERACTIVE BOTH INSIDE
AND OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM. BECAUSE WE WERE ALL
WORKING PROFESSIONALS, WE HAD LOTS OF LONG
EVENINGS OF STUDYING, AND SO WE REALLY
HAD A GREAT BOND.>>THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE
THIS PROGRAM IS RIGOROUS AND A SENSE OF CAMARADERIE.>>IN THE END, THE WHOLE
COHORT BECAME LIKE A FAMILY.>>IT REALLY WAS A
GAME CHANGER FOR ME.>>SUPPLY CHAINS EFFECT US ALL. IF YOU WANT TO ADVANCE
YOUR CAREER BY GAINING THE SPECIALIZED
KNOWLEDGE, APPLICATION AND TECHNIQUES IN
GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN THAT WILL HELP YOUR
FIRM SUCCEED, COME TO CAL STATE LONG
BEACH AND GET AN MS IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT.>>IF YOU WOULD LIKE
TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER IN GLOBAL SUPPLY
CHAIN MANAGEMENT, AND INCREASE YOUR EARNING
POTENTIAL, CONSIDER THE MASTER OF SCIENCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OFFERED AT CALIFORNIA STATE
UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH. THANKS FOR WATCHING THIS
SEGMENT OF NEWSLINK. I’M NINA CASH. WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME. [ MUSIC ]

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