Jul 23, 2021  
2019-20 College Catalog 
2019-20 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Logistics/Supply Chain Major Information

This major will prepare students for entry level supervisory positions and/or staff positions in the logistics/supply chain industry.  The Great Lakes / NW Ohio area is considered a mega-region in Logistics.  Northwest Ohio is home to numerous large distribution centers for retailers, manufacturers and shippers, primarily due to its geographic location and access to multiple transportation modes.  An Associate Degree in Logistics will give our students a competitive advantage in successful job placement and/or advancement in these companies.

Department of Business Technologies


Toledo Campus  



Dr. Michael Pfahl, Dean

Heritage Hall 106Y (567) 661-7270     michael_pfahl@owens.edu

Libby King, Chair

Heritage Hall 106M (567) 661-2142 elizabeth_king2@owens.edu


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify the basic operating practices and principles of supply chain management, including appropriate strategies for customer service, manufacturing, procurement, distribution operations, facility design, and quality.
  • Students will recognize the informational and financial issues involved in planning, staffing, and operation of the supply chain.
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams, maintain productive and harmonious relationships.
  • Students will recognize the importance of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and control within organizational systems to achieve the mission, goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Students will produce and process quantitative information and demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Employment Opportunities

Students can find employment in areas including but not limited to:

  • 51-1011  First Line Sup/Mgrs. Of Production Operation Workers
  • 47-1011  First Line Sup/Mgrs. Of Construction Trades/Extract Workers
  • 11-3071  Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager

This information is available at JobsOhio Network - Northwest Ohio, ohiolmi.com/proj/OhioJobOutlook.htm

Transfer Information

Students who wish to transfer to a four-year program in Logistics/Supply Chain Management should consider the Business Transfer Concentration, AS (Owens Code: BUTC) .  The  associate of science degree program provides the basic curriculum needed for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in business.  This program is transfer-oriented and is ideal for aspiring business students who intend on transferring from Owens Community College to a college or university setting.