Program Overview

This one-year post-grad supply chain management certification is designed for university and college graduates looking to specialize in supply chain and logistics. You will be trained to join private or public sectors in the areas of goods and services sourcing, transportation coordinating and inventory and distribution management. You’ll also learn how to analyze using computer software and accounting skills, how to communicate in a professional manner, how to assess risk and develop your negotiating skills.

Program Details

Program Code
SCM2
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Online
Duration
30 weeks
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2023 January
London
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open
2023 May
London
Open
2023 May
Simcoe
Open
2023 September
London
Open
2023 September
London - Online
Open
2024 January
London
Open
2024 January
London - Online
Open
2024 March
Simcoe
Open
2024 May
London
Open

Part Time Offerings

2023 January
London - Online
Open
2023 September
London - Online
Open
2024 January
London - Online
Open
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2023 May
Simcoe
Open
2023 September
London
Open
2024 January
London
Open
2024 March
Open
2024 May
London
Open

Your Learning Experience

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.
 

Pathway Opportunities for Career Success

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.

Laptop requirements

Please note, this program requires a laptop. It is recommended that students use a PC laptop vs. a Mac laptop, as Windows is required to be able to load program-specific software. For more information on specific requirements, visit the Laptop Requirements page on the Fanshawe CONNECTED website.

 

 

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, Startech.com, 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.

Program Progression

Fall Intake  

Fall Winter Summer
Academic Level 1 Academic Level 2 Co-op

Winter Intake

Fall Winter Summer
  Academic Level 1 Academic Level 2
Co-op    

Summer Intake

Fall Winter Summer
    Academic Level 1
Academic Level 2 Co-op  

 

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.

 

Program Coordinator:

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

 

Academic Advisor:
Ingrid Amezquita Montoya

Admission Requirements

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

Note:

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

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

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

Advanced Standing

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

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

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.
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Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$4,947.04
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$16,791.22
Total Cost of Program

Online

Canadian Costs
$4,679.18
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

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