Integrated Supply Management

Video of It’s time to Rethink Smart. Are you ready?

Ranked in the top 10 in the nation by the Gartner research firm, the interdisciplinary integrated supply management program at Western Michigan University will prepare you for challenging and high-paying careers with leading companies. 

An ISM degree means you'll be involved in every step of the process of providing goods and services to consumers, from the time of inception through consumption and redemption. Expect a curriculum that combines strengths of supply chain, engineering and information technology, along with skills in team management, communications and problem solving.

Learn what it takes to make a business work better with an ISM major at the Haworth College of Business.

Ninety-six percent of integrated supply management graduates are employed or in graduate school within three months of graduation.

 Career outcomes

Beyond the classroom

As an ISM student, you will have many opportunities for experiential learning, which will allow you to explore supply chain management concepts in real-world contexts. Manufacturing simulations, class projects based on genuine business issues from industry partners, internships, and consulting on supply chain issues for companies and organizations will all be a part of your learning experience. Hands-on education, connecting classroom information with actual business practices, is a defining aspect of the curriculum. And because of the program’s experiential focus, you will be ready to add value to a company on day one!

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in integrated supply management are working as:

  • Account managers
  • Commodity managers
  • Inventory analysts
  • Logistics analysts
  • Material planners
  • Production managers
  • Project managers
  • Purchasing analysts
  • Sourcing specialists
  • Supply chain engineers
  • Systems analysts
  • Warehouse managers

Among the companies they work for are:

  • Amazon
  • Bronson Healthcare
  • General Motors
  • Haworth Inc.
  • Honda
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Perrigo
  • Rolls Royce North America
  • Stryker
  • Target
  • Werner Enterprises

The ISM program also boasts median salaries of $55,000 to $60,000, with many students earning much higher salaries from the start.

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

Other programs of interest