• Overview - 2019/2020

    For January 2020 and later intakes, please see SCM2, Supply Chain Management - Logistics (Co-op).

    The Supply Chain Management - Logistics program will satisfy all of your managerial ambitions within this field. This one-year graduate certificate is designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in the logistics and supply chain sector. You'll be trained to join private or public sectors, learning how to analyze on computer software, while nurturing your negotiating skills. Examining managerial accounting, and professional communication, you will also learn the finer points of material sourcing, distribution management and risk assessment. When you graduate, you'll have the skills to improve an organization's operations and profitability. You'll be in demand with career options in procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes. Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format with a September and January admission.

    If you are thinking about completing your diploma online you can assess your readiness with www.amiready.ca, Fanshawe's Online Readiness Indicator, a measure of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment is the right fit for you. We also have a handy checklist to guide you along the way to becoming an online learner.

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

    A common first level with our Operations Management graduate program allows you to complete both programs in just three semesters ... that's two graduate certificate credentials in just one year!

    A part-time, online version of this program is available

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    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 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 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
  • Courses

    Supply Chain Management - Logistics-2019/2020

    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.

    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. tudents 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
    This course will explore Innovation through projects and group work that are assigned and developed in collaboration with your instructor. With the help of case studies, research reports, and creative thinking methods students will leverage their personal experiences and develop their capacity to innovate in multiple fields.

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    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 - 2019/2020

    A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
    A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
    Offered as a Weekday Program and as an Online Program
    Program Code: SCM3
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Program Code: SCM3
    Campus Code: LCL (LCL - London-Online)
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates


    Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

    Program Description

    Supply Chain Management - Logistics is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate (completed in two levels) 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 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 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 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).
    • This program is accredited with Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.
    • Students may become members of the Fanshawe College APICS student chapter.


    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Apply knowledge of the functional components within logistics to the interrelationships in the integrated supply chain;
    2. Employ a working knowledge of best practices in supply chain management;
    3. Apply the basics of purchasing and supplier management to current best practices;
    4. Apply knowledge of forecasting and inventory management theories and methodologies;
    5. Use logistics technology tools and resources, in order to comply with the requirements of logistics/supply chain management;
    6. Utilize information technology systems proficiently to support logistics management decisions;
    7. Evaluate and select warehousing and transportation options and recommend appropriate solutions for business requirements;
    8. Apply the basics of financial management including cost and managerial accounting;
    9. Participate effectively in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects;
    10. Conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, regulations, safety requirements, and professional standards;
    11. Conduct business in the international marketplace;
    12. Apply understanding of human resources management and organizational behaviour to establish and maintain effective teamwork relationships;
    13. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, as required in a business culture;
    14. Apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as required in logistics/supply chain management;
    15. Present oneself professionally to, and within, the marketplace;
    16. Apply knowledge of the relationship of customer service to logistics/supply chain management;
    17. Apply the basics of sales and marketing functions and their interrelationship within the supply chain;

    Program Pathways

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