• Overview - 2019/2020

    With the Fanshawe Business – Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, you'll be prepared to join private or public sectors in this demanding field. You'll learn how to analyze using computer software, while nurturing your negotiation skills. You'll cover business theories and put them into practice. Your courses will examine material sourcing, transportation methods, inventory, retail management, and analytical techniques. Available in a traditional in-class format with September, January, February and May admission.

    Co-operative Education is a process which combines your studies with paid, related work experience. Fanshawe will be there to help you find the right business fit for your dream. You'll have access to consultants who will deliver classes, counsel and advise you as you move from the classroom, to the real business world. 

    There are options to transfer to a degree completion program at many other post-secondary institutions or complement your diploma with a graduate certificate offered at Fanshawe College.

     

    Program coordinator:

    Angela Reid-Regier, B.Eng., B.Ed., MBA, PMP
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4392

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    - Mathematics* ONE OF:
           - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
           - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
              (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    - Mathematics* ONE OF:
           - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
           - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
              (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above

    Note:
    • *Applicants who lack the required Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Business Studies (C), (M), or (O)
    • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
    • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business Mathematics course and Computer Skills course
    • Applicants who do not meet the stated admission requirements for the Business - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Co-op) program should apply to the one-year Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program, Program Code BFS2.  The Business Fundamentals program is recommended for students who require or desire academic upgrading, particularly in Mathematics and English, before pursuing a business diploma program.  Students who successfully complete the Business Fundamentals program may be eligible for admission to Level 2 of any two-year business diploma program at Fanshawe College.

    Advanced Standing

    • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Courses

    Business - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Co-op)-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    BUSI-1005Introduction to Business Processes3
    This course explores the various functional areas of business in Canada and demonstrates the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics and social responsibility.
    ACCT-1100Principles of Accounting 13
    This course introduces the student to the Principles of Accounting, and includes an exploration of the underlying concepts that guide the preparation of accounts for individuals and organizations. It is designed to teach the student, regardless of program destination, an essential life skill - an understanding of Net Worth, and its importance to business success and the financial well being of the individual.
    WRIT-1032Reason & Writing-Business 13
    This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
    MKTG-1012Principles of Marketing 13
    This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students examine the information Marketers require for effective decision-making and learn the basic elements of the marketing planning process.
    MATH-1052Business Math3
    This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.
    BUSI-1060Strategies for Success1
    This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity, emotional self-awareness and social skills development. Additionally, emphasis is placed on career readiness and preparation.
    COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
    This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

    Level 2Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    PRCH-1012Purchasing & SCM3
    This course introduces students to the field of Supply Management. Emphasis will be placed on the impact that purchasing and supply chain management can have on the competitive success and profitability of organizations. This course will focus on identifying and applying specific tools and techniques that are often used in the procurement process. The following concepts and tools will be introduced: sourcing, supplier evaluation, ethics, lean supply (inventory) basics, cost management, government and retail buying, negotiation, contract law, quality needs, buying services, and performance evaluation.
    ECON-1019Contemporary Issues in Economics3
    This is a survey course which introduces students to the structure and function of our economic system. The course will give students a basic understanding of the principles of both micro and macroeconomic activity through modeling and analysis. Students will examine the role that households (consumers), industry (producers) and governments play in a modern economic system and how the decisions by these different levels affect all of our lives. The course is structured to provide insight through lectures, discussions and current events.
    ACCT-1015Management Accounting3
    This introductory course emphasizes management accounting topics such as financial statement analysis, budgets, nature of costs etc. This will allow the student to understand the role of accounting in business and how accounting data is used in the decision making process.
    MGMT-3041Organizational Behaviour3
    Organizational behaviour (OB) theories and concepts are applicable to various work settings-private, public, for-profit, and not-for-profit. This course investigates how individuals, groups, and structures influence and are, in turn, influenced by behaviours in organizations. Discussion will focus on topics that include: history of OB; evolution of organizational structure, design and culture; work place productivity, employee skills and technology demands; conflict resolution; interpersonal skills; legislation related to workplace discrimination and harassment; leadership; and management of change, power, and organizational politics.
    COMP-3077Excel for Business-Adv3
    Modern spreadsheet programs perform far beyond simple number crunching. The functionality of Microsoft Excel continues to move the application into new venues such as visual interactive data presentations or sales proposals. Given the now commonplace nature of the program, it is crucial that all business minded professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be trained in MS Excel 2016 for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) expert level Excel certification. MOS testing is available at certified testing centers across Canada.

    Level 3Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-3058Retail Management & e-Commerce3
    Almost 60% of the Canadian economy involves consumer spending. That makes retail management an integral part of the Canadian economy. This course focuses on decision making tools for developing retail strategy, planning merchandise, and building customer loyalty. With an ever increasing number of retailers devoting resources to attracting customers online we will spend time exploring e-commerce.
    MGMT-3011Project Management3
    Project management is about meeting unique challenges. Project management involves understanding and managing the relationships between people and events, and the scarce resources of time and money. This course will provide practical theories for the successful development, implementation and evaluation of projects and events to meet the strategic and operational goals/objectives of a business. Students will be introduced to a variety of principles, practices, tools and resources to manage workplace projects personal projects and events.
    MATH-1175Financial Math3
    This course explains the time value of money calculations used in Mathematics of Finance. It covers topics such as simple interest, compound interest, annuities-simple and general, bonds and cost-benefit analysis.
    MGMT-3068Transportation in SCM3
    This course introduces students to the field of Transportation. The critical role that transportation plays in helping companies improve their supply chain effectiveness will be examined. Transportation has been growing in importance and has become a critical link in the organizations supply chain and in our Canadian economy. This course will focus on matters of tactical significance such as comparing all methods of transportation, transportation regulation, risk management, preparation of export documentation, performing calculations relating to various transportation decisions, security issues and initiatives, and challenges that the transportation professional may deal with.
    COMM-3020Professional Communication3
    This course develops students' literacy and professional communication skills. Students focus on current business issues and convey relevant meaning in oral and written format. The main themes of the course include writing reports and other relevant business documents (e.g. letters, short reports); communicating in groups and meetings; awareness of intercultural communication and diverse audiences; the job search (including resumes and cover letters); business; business rhetoric in speaking and writing; summarizing and evaluating current business-related readings; delivering presentations; researching and documenting reports using APA format; and self-editing skills.
    MGMT-3069Operations Management3
    Operations Management is an integral component of the Supply Chain as it impacts customers, suppliers and the organization as a whole. This course deals with the requirements to provide the goods and services to our customers examining such areas as inventory, forecasting, capacity, strategies, facilities and planning as well as their impact on the health of our organization. This course provides tactical and strategic examination to provide students with an understanding of the essential aspects of this link in the supply chain.

    Level 4Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    PRCH-3019Logistics Management3
    This course introduces students to the field of supply chain management (SCM), which spans the entire process from obtaining raw materials to their transformation into products and services, as well as delivery to customers. SCM impacts all areas and processes of the firm and its supply chain partners. This course will stress how you can improve the success and competitive advantage of organizations by employing various practices. The key aspects of procurement, operations and transportation will be emphasized, as well as how each of these functions interrelate and contribute to effective SCM. This course will introduce tactical concepts and applications of topics such as MRP, DRP, ERP, CRM, forecasting, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, and facility location.
    MGMT-3070Negotiation Principles3
    This course is designed to introduce supply chain management students to the skills required in distributive and integrative negotiations. This course will involve critical thinking skills and will introduce concepts and practice, so that students can increase their confidence and ability through both study of negotiation theory and active engagement through participation in progressively challenging role-plays. Students will be able to recognize different conflict and negotiation situations, know how to plan, implement, and analyze their negotiations. Topics covered include strategies, cognitive biases, ethics, cultural differences, communication styles and third party options for disputes.
    LAWS-3016Purchasing Contract Law3
    An examination of the principles of Canadian business law with a focus on commercial purchasing issues including contract, personal and commercial liability and fiduciary obligations.
    PRCH-3014Access for Operations3
    A presentation of Microsoft Access 2016 at the intermediate level. The intent is to provide the purchasing student with a working knowledge of relational database terminology and techniques. Access provides a workable environment through which this understanding can be taught. In purchasing the student will probably have to work with data that has been stored in some form of relational database. It is important that the student have a functioning knowledge of the concepts that underline how the data is stored and manipulated as analysis of large volumes of data is considered to be a primary requirement of the purchasing graduate.
    PRCH-3020Public Sector SCM3
    This course is an introduction to the field of Public Supply Management, the art and science of ensuring that goods and services are created and delivered successfully to customers. This course will cover the basic and essential aspects of this field of study at the tactical level.
    PRCH-3018Strategic Business Planning-SCM3
    Supply Chain Management is a critical function to any organization, and every department has a critical role to play in delivering an organization's strategy. This course provides an overview of strategic planning in an organization using the basic elements of a strategic analysis, such as SWOT, PESTLE and Porters model for analyzing the competitive environment. As it applies to Supply Chain Management. Topics covered include critical success factors, strategic maps and company positioning, and strategic models (e.g., low-cost, differentiation, and niche). Students will discuss how to develop a strategic plan in a supply management role, and develop a plan showing the linkages between the strategic plan and financial considerations/restraints.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Level 2

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 18 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Business - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Co-op) program are prepared to enter the supply chain field in all sectors (e.g., manufacturing, health care, education, transportation, construction, government). Graduates are suited to a variety of entry-level positions, including buyer, purchasing assistant, purchasing officer, purchasing agent, procurement coordinator, procurement specialist, logistics coordinator, logistics dispatcher, inventory specialist, shipper/receiver, transportation planner, transportation scheduler, warehouse supervisor and operations coordinator.
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Co-operative Education Program
    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: BLS2
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)

    September/January/February/May Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

    Program Description

    Business - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Co-op) is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program with a co-operative education component. The curriculum covers theory and application of supply chain management in private and public sector environments. Specifically, courses address material sourcing, transportation methods, inventory, retail management, negotiation skills and analytical techniques. Students also enhance their computer skills and their business communication skills. The program aligns to the curriculum of various professional associations in supply chain management. Graduates, equipped with the skills required to improve an organization's profitability and operations, are in high demand in both the private and public sector.

    Other Information

    • The Business - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Co-op) program shares a common first level with all business diploma programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, which allows for program transfer, with no loss of credit, after Level 1.
    • Students entering Level 1 of the program in January are expected to proceed into Level 2 of the program in the summer term.  Students entering Level 1 of the program in February or May will proceed to Level 2 of the program in September.
    • Graduates may be eligible for admission to the following Graduate Certificate programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: Agri-Business Management, Human Resources Management, International Business Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Professional Financial Services, or Project Management. Graduate Certificate programs deliver a specialized professional curriculum in two four-month levels.
    • This program is eligible for consideration of college to college transfer of credits under the Ontario Provincial ONCAT agreement.
    • Students who graduate from this program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater are eligible to receive Advanced Standing towards their Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation (4 modules and 2 workshops). 
    • This program is accredited with the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.
    • Students may become members of the Fanshawe College APICS student chapter.

    Co-operative Education

    In order to be eligible for co-op, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be academically complete at the commencement of their co-op work term.

    This is a two-year co-operative education program.  Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma.  More information about co-operative education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.

    Applicants seeking a non Co-op Endorsed Diploma should apply to the Business - Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, Program Code BLS1.

    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. apply knowledge of the functional components of logistics to the interrelationships in the integrated supply chain.

    2. employ a working knowledge of operations processes and systems required in manufacturing, distribution, and services.

    3. contribute to plans and schedules, at various levels in an organization.

    4. apply the basics of purchasing and supplier management to current best practices.

    5. apply best practices for inventory planning and control throughout the integrated system.

    6. utilize information technology to support logistics management functions.

    7. evaluate and select warehousing and transportation options and recommend appropriate solutions for business requirements.

    8. participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects.

    9. conduct business in the international marketplace.

    10. conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, regulations, safety requirements, and professional standards.

    11. communicate effectively, orally and in writing, as required in a business culture.

    12. apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as required in logistics management.

    13. use effective human relations, interpersonal, and team skills in an organizational environment.

    14. develop strategies for ongoing professional development to maintain and increase competence.

    15. apply basic knowledge of the interrelationships among the functional areas of business in logistics management.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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