Supply Chain Management (Post-Grad Certificate) | Canadian College

Supply Chain Management (Post-Grad Certificate)

This is a St. Lawrence College curriculum delivered by Canadian College. In accordance with our Ministry approved transition plan, we are no longer accepting applications for this program. All current students, including Jan 2023 enrolments, will receive two diplomas, one from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario, and another from Canadian College.

Program Overview

The supply chain is one of the most essential sectors of the Canadian economy, involving about 767,000 workers from a range of occupations and industries. This graduate program builds on the student’s previous education and work experience and introduces all facets of supply chain management and logistics from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Requisitos de admissão

A two-year college diploma or university degree, in any field of study is required. Student must meet one of the language requirements:

  • Canadian College of English Language Level 145, Pass with 60%.
  • St. Lawrence College ESL Advanced, Pass with 70%
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each section)
*This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Outono Semestre (Set - Dez)


15 semanas

Semestre de Inverno (Jan - Abr)


15 semanas

Semestre de Verão (Maio - Agosto)


Os alunos são capazes de trabalhar em tempo integral

Nota: Students can start at the beginning of either the fall or winter semester. Summer classes may be available on a limited basis.

Estudo e Trabalho

Oportunidades de Trabalho

Students registered in all programs at Canadian College are permitted to work part time 20hrs per week during study semesters. During the Summer, vacation students are permitted to work full time.

Oportunidades de carreira

Graduates will find challenging employment as materials managers, retail and wholesale buyers, purchasing managers, strategic sourcing analysts, and supervisors in materials handling among other opportunities. Visit the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council for further details.


CARE 5003 Career Preparation

This course is designed to assist students in developing their professional impression thereby aiding them in the acquisition of future employment. Students will be able to bridge knowledge acquired throughout the program and use that knowledge when meeting with potential employers to best showcase their abilities. Students will learn how to develop professional written documentation as well as develop their oral communication skills.

CARE 5004 Career Readiness

In this project based course, students will develop a clear pathway to their future careers. Students will self-assess their knowledge, skills and competencies in order to build a professional career portfolio. Students will develop a plan for their continuous professional development in order to grow their portfolio as they progress through their chosen fields.

COMP 5001 Data Analysis for Supply Chain Management

This course teaches advanced topics in analysis, manipulation, and interpretation of data using current software. Data analysis software is a powerful decision- making tool for managers helping them to solve complex business problems. Students learn specialized functions to increase business efficiency. Emphasis is given to real world examples including business facility capacity allocations, forecasting demand, aggregate planning and ordering simulations.

INBU 9 Introduction to International Business

This introductory course is designed to expose students to some of the nuances of conducting business in the international market. Students explore globalization and the required steps to assist with establishing or expanding their business operations internationally. This course illustrates the skills required of managers to lead, motivate, communicate, and negotiate with individuals in different countries who have different attitudes with respect to work, achievement, change, time and success.

MGMT 5003 Inventory and Warehouse Management

Efficiencies are derived from optimal warehouse design and layout including the reduction of inefficient moves, reduced damages and improved employee working conditions. This course looks at the complexity of matching the optimal inventory and materials management to ensure that the proper balance between production and capacity are reached. Students examine the inter-relationship with planning, procuring, storing and providing the appropriate material of right quality and quantity at the right place and time. The cost of storing, security, handling freight along with the risk of damage, pilferage and obsolescence all impact the balance of inventory and material management.

MGMT 5004 Transportation Systems

This course presents the different modes of transportation used to move freight and products from raw materials to finished goods into the hands of the end-user. Proper use of the right mode or combination of modes ensures freight arrives on time at an appropriate cost. Students realize each transportation mode has strengths and limitations and will be able to use that information to make recommendations that increase utilization, financial, and operational efficiencies. The financial impact regarding the influence of technology and the need for optimal planning with head-hauls, back-hauls, and reverse logistics will be explored.

MGMT 5005 Supply Chain Risk Management

This course introduces students to the need for business continuity planning. Supply Chain Management practices have evolved toward more lean process approaches in order to reduce waste within the overall supply chain. Concepts such as just-in- time, virtual inventory, supplier rationalization, and reductions in the number of distribution facilities have reduced total supply chain costs, but the result has been increased risk. In this course, students are introduced to risk management tools and techniques used to limit risk affecting the quality and financial performance of organizations.

MGMT 5009 Strategic Sourcing

The procurement of raw materials, goods, equipment and services is an integral component of any business. Managing long-term relationships with critical suppliers is an important part of the procurement process. The acquisition of supplies must consider material availability, quality, costs, compatibility, security, ethics and timing so the reputation of the business is not negatively impacted. In this course students examine and apply strategic sourcing methods used to enhance both supply chain flows and financial performance.

MGMT 5010 International Logistics, Customs, and Regulations

Students must understand the realities of the global business environment and the various complexities involved in international trade. Through lectures, discussions, projects, presentations and content delivered from a Canadian perspective, this course helps students to recognize issues and to prepare for the new international business realities.

MGMT 5016 Data and Financial Management in Supply Chains

Data is valuable for making solid decisions when properly collected and analyzed. This course prepares students to gather, describe, and analyze data, to assist them with decision-making in respect to operations, risk management and financial matters. Students will also learn forecasting techniques to see long-term implications of their interpretations of the information.

MGMT 5017 Sustainability

Sustainability is a multi-facet concept impacting everything from the environment, business continuity and the maintenance of best practices. This course explores the concepts from sourcing raw goods from ethical suppliers to moving them throughout the supply chain in manner that reduces our carbon footprint and ensuring business practices continue to have a positive impact on the operational and financial and reputation of the business. Students will explore the relationship between business and society while challenging the balance between ethics and capitalism that managers in the supply chain need to deal with daily.

MGMT 5018 Culminating Project in Supply Chain Management

In this course, students work in teams on a simulated, or case-based project in supply chain management. This course will combine aspects of all the courses in the program together. Students work through the various challenges associated with managing a supply chain project. Students are responsible for all aspects of the project and formally report project status to faculty on a regular basis. All projects will be presented in a formal document and in a formal presentation at the end of the semester.

MGMT 5019 Leadership in the Supply Chain Sector

In today’s demanding and ever-changing business environment, leadership has become even more significant in the evolving world of Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Managers oversee the overall supply chain and logistics strategy of the organization in order to increase productivity, maximize resource and technology utilization while maintaining good working relationships. This course provides a detailed overview of the role of a supply chain leader and focuses on the key skills required to be successful in that role.

PROJ 5001 Principles of Project Management

This course provides students with basic knowledge of the tools and techniques required to manage projects. The course follows the methodology of managing projects as recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The topics cover all of the project management knowledge areas, in addition to the tools and techniques that are used for managing projects successfully.

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