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Associate Degree of Engineering in Supply Chain and Logistics

The curriculum of this Associate Degree is designed to prepare a Logistics Technician with the planning, implementation and administration skills to work with supply chain integrated systems. These systems will ensure an efficient delivery and a reliable and sustainable implementation that will minimize the costs of logistics operations to distribute finished products, supply materials and manage rejected materials.

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About the Program

The curriculum is designed to prepare a Logistics Technician with the planning, implementation and administration skills to work with supply chain integrated systems. These systems will ensure an efficient delivery and a reliable and sustainable implementation that will minimize the costs of logistics operations to distribute finished products, supply materials and manage rejected scraps.

The Logistics Technician will integrate supply chain systems based on the application of transportation, purchasing, planning, storage, distribution and customer service functions. Among the goals of a logistics expert is an increase in profits, effectiveness, delivery, flexibility and a continuous improvement in logistic channels.

The course program is comprehensive. In the transportation area, we will cover strategies for the management of supplies through marine, sea and terrestrial channels. In the purchasing area, we will cover the legal aspects of documentation and negotiation. In the planning phase, we will cover techniques for projection and material requirement. In the area of storage, we will cover inventory and storage management. In the area of distribution, we will cover route planning, order distribution and other aspects. In the area of customer service, we will cover the management of orders and claims, while keeping the organization’s highly professional and competent image.

Mission

Develop the skills and provide the knowledge necessary in the areas of planning, storage, transportation, purchasing, and customer service, in order to develop a highly competitive technician in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain.

Why Complete an Associate Degree at PUPR?

  • In two years you will attain one of the most sought-after degrees in the local and national work market.
  • You may continue your academic development with 44 approved undergraduate credits leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.
  • Within your curriculum there will be classes designed to improve your skills in Conversational and Commercial English.
  • You will take classes under faculty members who are highly prepared and educated in the area of Logistics and Chain Supply.
  • Our schedule includes day and night sessions, which will allow you to work while you complete your Associate Degree.
  • We have a Placement Office that will help you find work once you have completed your studies.

Work Opportunities

Most products and supplies used in the island are imported, and require highly efficient logistics systems. In Puerto Rico, as well as in the United States, planning and distribution of supplies and/or products requires expense control through the implementation of efficient strategies for transportation, storage, purchasing and customer service. Therefore, according to projections by the U.S. Department of Labor, this field is expected to have one of the greatest increases in work opportunities nationwide.

Areas of High Demand

  • Distribution Centers and Warehouses
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Bank Industry
  • Hospital Industry
  • Service Industry
  • Tourism Industry
  • Food Industry
  • Retail and Wholesale Centers
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Transportation Industry
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Own Business

Due to the versatility of logistics functions, alumni will be able to work in any organization that requires purchasing, and management and storage of supplies/products.

Courses and Credits

  • Socio-Humanistic Area ————– 19
  • Mathematics Area ———————- 10
  • Basic Science Area ——————- 9
  • Engineering Courses ———————– 16
  • Technology Courses ———————- 15
  • Entrepreneurship Course ——————- 3

Total credits required to complete the Associate Degree in Logistics and Chain Supply: 72

Total credits transferable to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering program: 44

Faculty

The Industrial Engineering faculty members are highly experienced in the academic and professional fields. This allows an interaction between knowledge and practice. The Logistics faculty members are classified amongst the best professionals of their fields in Puerto Rico, who provide an educational experience geared towards a successful professional practice. They all have their respective titles, licenses and professional certifications.

Laboratories and Equipment

Our technology centers have modern computers and software applications required in the field of logistics and chain supply. The program stands out for encouraging their students to complete field projects in industries geared towards the main functions of chain supply and logistics, such as warehouses, transportation and customer service, among others.

Accreditation

Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) – www.msche.org

License

Education Council of Puerto Rico – www.ce.pr.gov