Logistics and Supply Chain Essentials

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Program Description

Designed to provide students with the essentials in the field of logistics and supply chain management. Students will examine the finer points of material sourcing, distribution management, and negotiation and dispute resolution.


Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
Expected Availability
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Transportation & LogisticsMGMT-60803NoYes
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.
Inventory & Distribution ManagementMGMT-60853NoYes
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.
Domestic & International SourcingMGMT-60823NoYes
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.
Negotiation & Dispute ResolutionMGMT-60864NoYes
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.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 4 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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