Supply Chain Management (SCM) is all the activities that take place to get a product [or service] into your hands - from the time of raw materials extraction to the minute you pull out your credit card and take the final product home. SCM focuses on planning and forecasting, purchasing, [manufacturing],moving, storing and keeping track of a product as it flows toward you and other customers.
So essentially if accounting is the language of business then Supply Chain Management is the business of business. It is the study of how to make things happen. So if you want to have an impact, see the company as a whole or make a positive change anywhere or in any organization, then study Global Supply Chain Management!
The Supply Chain Core is a type of boot camp for students just entering the program. Students take 4 integrated courses (Logistics, Purchasing, Operations and Quality) and are assigned teams. Teams sit together, do assignments together, work on cases together and present together as if they were on a team at a company. The core takes what otherwise would be regular coursework and turns it into real career preparation.