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About the supply chain management program - 2022/2023

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management - Logistics will provide skills to improve an organization's operations and profitability as well as in-demand career opportunities in procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes. An optional paid co-op work term will provide you with valuable work experience for your resume.

A common first level with our Operations Management post-grad will allow you to achieve two credentials in one year!

Articulation agreements exist with Supply Chain Canada which provides advanced standing toward the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation. Graduates may also pursue the CPIM, CSCP and CLTD designations through the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).  

Supply Chain Canada: Professionals advancing the future.

Available in a traditional in-class format with a September, January and May admission or as a fully online supply chain management program, full-time or part-time, with September and January admission. The online program does not run in the summer semester.


Co-op Opportunities & Career Information ​​​​​​

Co-op Opportunities

Previous Supply Chain Management students have received work terms in positions such as:  Purchasing Assistants,Logistics Interns, Production Planners, Inventory Coordinators, Distribution Administrators and Materials Coordinators / Expediters.  Co-op positions have been with companies such as 3M, General Dynamics, Trojan UV, Nova Chemicals, Peavey Industries, City of London, Stryker, RCMP,, Magna, Schaeffler Canada and Walmart.   


Career Information 

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of supply chain management roles, from entry-level to more senior positions, in service, manufacturing or government sectors, depending on prior education and work experience.  Graduates will be in high demand in all functions of the supply chain positions such as buyer, purchasing assistant, logistics coordinator, inventory analyst,  transportation coordinator, material planner / expediter, production planner / scheduler, operations coordinator, warehouse supervisor and supply chain manager.


Part-time Offering Available




Admission Requirements - 2022/2023

Admission Requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
Five years of work experience in the supply chain management field as judged by the College to be equivalent*


  • *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.

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 88 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 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 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 70 with no score less than 60 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 59, 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 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% 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 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry into the program:
    -  Mathematics
    -  Business Communication
    -  Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Advanced Standing

Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at Fanshawe or another institution.

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


Supply Chain Management - Logistics (Co-op)-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
ACCT-5012Managerial Accounting3
Managers make extensive use of financial accounting records for operational and strategic decision making. This course emphasizes management accounting topics such as financial statement analysis, cost accounting approaches, cost allocation and analysis, and budgeting. This allows the student to understand the role of accounting in business and how accounting data is used in the decision-making process.
COMM-6019Advanced Professional Communication3
This course focuses on refining and advancing students workplace communication abilities. The advanced communication documents and strategies covered include presentation skills, research skills, business document writing, meeting and management team strategies, business etiquette, and advanced employment communications. Additionally, students learn about interpersonal and intercultural communication (high/low and monochromic/polychromic context) concepts and strategies.
LAWS-6034Contract, Domestic & International Law4
Legal issues within the supply chain can be crippling. This course will examine the basic requirements to consider when creating contracts domestically and internationally. In addition, the following legal issues will be examined from a domestic and international perspective: product liability, electronic commerce, sale of goods, consumer protection, tort law, employment law, intellectual property law, procurement law, priority of creditors, and transportation of goods
MGMT-6133Business Processes for SCM Leaders3
In this course students will use the latest ERP software to examine how various business tasks or activities are managed, with particular attention paid to how these activities span across functional areas of the business. Students will develop an understanding of the many chains of interrelated events that must occur for any business to successfully serve its internal and external customers. Using an ERP system, students will execute tasks for a fictitious business, carrying out activities related to sales order processing, credit and receivable risk management, pricing, forecasting, procurement, material requirements planning and production planning. Students will also learn leadership concepts and apply these concepts in a Supply Chain simulation by making decisions and leading a company to success through a well-articulated supply chain strategy.
MGMT-6080Transportation & Logistics3
This course evaluates the role of efficient transportation management and the impact on an organizations supply chain effectiveness. This course will expose students to transportation regulation, risk management, security initiatives, cost analysis, transportation and customs documentation and various transportation decisions. Students will utilize their research skills, critical thinking and analytical skills in a team environment to complete a major case project. Students will complete this project by writing a formal report that will propose complete, effective and efficient logistic/transportation solutions for an organization.
MGMT-6081Operations Management4
Operations Management within the supply chain is an integral link ensuring goods and services are created and delivered successfully. This course will focus on the processes that are the art and science of operations management emphasizing the creation of value in both manufacturing (production) and service organizations with topics including operational strategy, quality, inventory, process design and their impact on customer satisfaction. This course will cover basic, tactical and strategic applications in operations management, and show the importance of the relationships required to make the organization successful.
MGMT-6082Domestic & International Sourcing3
Sourcing products and services required encompasses many considerations. Organizations must: understand all factors impacting supplier selection and outsourcing; decide whether to single source or multi source; decide to source products and services domestically or internationally and ensure they are in compliance with best practices, international and domestic laws and trade agreements. This course will give students the problem-solving and critical thinking skills to make these sourcing decisions.
MGMT-6083Risk Assessment3
This course focuses on the risk management process in both the domestic and international marketplace and on identifying and analyzing loss exposures. The emphasis is on an enterprise approach to commercial risk management, including a discussion of global risk management standards and guidelines with a concentration on the management of risks in the supply chain. Students will explore risk beyond the traditional hazard risk to include financial, operational and strategic risks. Risk identification and analysis tools and techniques will be discussed in detail.
MGMT-6085Inventory & Distribution Management3
This course is designed to provide an overview of managing inventory and distribution decisions that have a significant impact on the entire supply chain. Students will be introduced to terminology used in inventory and distribution management which they will utilize to perform inventory calculations, analyse inventory and operations issues to minimize the risks in an attempt to maintain or increase their competitive advantage in the marketplace. Topics to be covered include process management, capacity, aggregate planning and scheduling impacts, forecasting, inventory management, storage concepts and methodologies, inventory positioning and its and impact on supply chain management, lean inventory concepts and resource planning. Students will also understand the importance of interpersonal skills as Inventory and distribution relies on good communication to be an effective component of a strong supply chain.
MGMT-6086Negotiation & Dispute Resolution4
This course provides students with the skills to negotiate as supply management practitioners. Students will learn about the field of negotiation and conflict management; strategic approaches to competitive and integrative negotiations; how to prepare for negotiations; how perceptions, cognitions and emotions shape negotiations; how communication impacts negotiations; how parties can use third-party help for disputes; how ethics guide negotiations; and how culture changes the rules of negotiation.
MGMT-6087Quality Management3
This course will introduce students to the concepts of quality and quality management principles so they will be able to apply them in an organization. The course will examine definitions of quality, its financial impact on production and services, as well as providing and appreciation of the theory behind quality management. Quality methods such as statistical analysis, root cause analysis, and an understanding of the philosophies of quality pioneers will be discussed. Students will be able to understand the objectives of Total Quality Management and its impacts on the competitiveness of an organization.
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.

Group 2
Students will be enrolled in one of the following courses:
MGMT-6084 or INNV-6001
MGMT-6084Project Management4
This course introduces the essentials of the project management discipline, and prepares students to manage project teams, project schedules, budgets and quality requirements. Students learn the process of analyzing, creating and managing a functional project plan and the various project management processes for managing and controlling a project through to fruition. This course brings all of the Project Management Institute (PMI) knowledge areas of project management together into a consolidated whole, and gives the student an understanding of project management methodologies as well as the tools and techniques used to plan, execute and control various types of projects.
INNV-6001Innovation Applications4
Organizations and individuals need to be innovative to succeed in the complex and rapidly-changing global market place. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of innovation and how innovation applies to your discipline or field. Using this foundational knowledge, you will select and apply the novel and adaptive thinking processes and tools presented in the course to complete an innovative learning project in collaboration with other students. The project will be based on a real-world scenario involving an external live client identified in consultation with your professor, and you will interact directly with the client. The project may involve a multi-disciplinary approach. Throughout the course, novel and adaptive thinking skills and collaboration skills will be evaluated through self assessment and peer assessment. This course is designed to give students in graduate certificate programs the opportunity apply innovative thinking to a real-world problem presented by an external client.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2022/2023

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of supply chain management roles, from entry-level to more senior positions, in service, manufacturing or government sectors, depending on prior education and work experience.  Graduates will be in high demand in all functions of the supply chain, including procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes.

More Information - 2022/2023

A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
A Co-operative Education Program
A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
Offered as a Weekday Program and as an Online Program

Program Code: SCM2
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
September/January/May Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at

Program Code: SCM2
Campus Code: LCL (LCL - London-Online)
September/January Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at


Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

Program Description

Supply Chain Management - Logistics (Co-op) is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate  designed for university and college graduates seeking a career in the supply chain sector.

The curriculum will focus on applied knowledge in the field of supply chain management within a global economy, encompassing the planning and management of all activities involved in procurement and all logistics management activities.  

Graduates of the program in Supply Chain Management - Logistics (Co-op) will be eligible to pursue a number of credentials within the supply chain management field.

Other Information

  • Students entering Level 1 of the program in January will proceed to Level 2 of the program in May. Students entering Level 1 in May will proceed to Level 2 in September.  Students entering Level 1 in September will proceed to Level 2 in January.
  • Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should ensure they have appropriate technological capacity to complete the program, including access to a computer, required software and internet access for each course in the program.
  • Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should select Campus Code LCL (LCL - London-Online).
    Students attending the Online version of the program will not be required to pay a CONNECT lab fee. For all other students a laptop computer is to be purchased by the student, approximately $1000.00.  The cost of the laptop is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule.
  • A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program. 
  • Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
  • The Supply Chain Management - Logistics Graduate Certificate is a companion program to the Graduate Certificate in Operations Management.  Students may choose to complete the Operations Management Certificate in only one additional level.
  • Students who graduate from this program are eligible to receive advanced standing towards their certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CScMP) designation (four modules and three workshops).
  • Articulation agreements exist with the Supply Chain Canada which provides advanced standing in the Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation program.
  • Students may become members of the Fanshawe College APICS student chapter.


Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Examine the connections between strategic objectives, stakeholder expectations, and supply chain design, functions, processes and roles, to guide decision-making, problem-solving and coordination of tasks;
  2. Determine the value added and financial implications of supply chain decisions and design on overall business profitability, efficiency and stakeholder satisfaction;
  3. Ensure supply chain activities and transactions are compliant with relevant legal, regulatory and contractual obligations, and industry and organization standards and policies for quality, health, safety, accountability, social and environmental responsibility;
  4. Use risk mitigation tools and strategies to inform supply chain management decisions;
  5. Contribute to the acquisition and sale of goods, services and materials in accordance with best practices and public and private sector stakeholder expectations across a variety of industries;
  6. Contribute to the strategic planning and scheduling of material requirements, resource allocation and inventory for efficient production and fulfillment of customer orders and returns;
  7. Coordinate the efficient handling and movement of goods, services, materials and related information within and between supply chains;
  8. Contribute to the identification and management of continuous improvements to functions and processes within and between supply chains;
  9. Use available technologies to enhance work performance and support supply chain functions, processes, transactions and communications;
  10. Monitor relevant trends, emerging technologies, and local and global economic, political and environmental issues to enhance work performance and guide management decisions;
  11. Use leadership and communication skills to establish and manage strategic relationships with a diversity of stakeholders and support the achievement of business goals;
  12. Develop and apply ongoing strategies for personal, career and professional development.

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Canadian Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2022 January
2022 January
London - Online
2022 May
2022 September
2022 September
London - Online
2023 January
2023 January
London - Online
2023 May

Part Time Offerings

2022 January
London - Online
2022 September
London - Online
2023 January
London - Online

International Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2022 May
2022 September
2023 January
2023 May
Program Code

Program Coordinator:

Angela Reid-Regier, B.Eng., B.Ed., MBA, PMP

Day Time
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
30 weeks