• Overview - 2020/2021

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

    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.

    This program is recognized by the National Accreditation Program administered by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.

    A co-op version of this program is also available

     

  • Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

    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 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
    • 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. SDS Program Requirements 
    • 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 - Supply Chain and Operations 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
  • Careers - 2020/2021

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of Business � Supply Chain and Operations 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 - 2020/2021

    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: BLS3
    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 - Supply Chain and Operations is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program. 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 - Supply Chain and Operations 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

    Applicants seeking a Co-op Endorsed Diploma should apply to the Business - Supply Chain and Operations (Co-op) program, Program Code BLS4.

    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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