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**19 years of age upon starting classes and pass the college's admissions test.
Supply chain management deals with the logistics of the flow of goods and services from suppliers to consumers. It includes a number of stages such as procurement, storage, transportation and distribution, and requires a variety of skills including supply and demand estimation and forecasting, operations planning, financial planning, negotiation, technical, and IT.
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management diploma program is designed to prepare students to succeed in and excel in this field. This industry sector is one of the largest employers in Canada, with close to a million people in occupations directly related to it. Supply chain management is expected to steadily grow in the future offering tens of thousands of new positions every year.
Through a pathway partnership, credits from this program can count towards a Bachelor of Business Administration from Yorkville University. Learn more on the pathway partnership page.
This program has been approved for advanced standing towards attaining the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP™) designation.
Supply Chain Canada and CDI College are committed to supporting graduates of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management program to be at the leading edge of supply chain throughout their careers, to improving the corporate performance of their organizations, and to influence the transformation of supply chain systems in Canada.
To achieve this, the parties have reached an agreement to provide an efficient path for graduates of the program, who achieve a grade of 70% or higher completed within the last two years, to advanced standing towards the following SCMP academic program components:
• Module 2: Procurement and Supply Management
• Module 3: Logistics and Transportation
• Module 4: Operations and Process Management
• Workshop 2: Negotiation Skills
In addition to the SCMP program coursework requirements, candidates must also successfully complete SCMP Leadership Residency and the National Case-Study Final Examination. All SCMP candidates must also satisfy the 3-year work experience requirements (e.g., employment, internships,co-op placements, etc.).
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.
This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.
The program is approved to be delivered in the following methods.
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Business Essentials provides an overview of business management today, including forms of ownership and the ways managers carry out their basic management functions in a skillful and inventive way.
The workplace of the twenty-first century demands excellent communications skills. The focus of this course is on learning writing techniques that ensure effective business communication. Achieve an effective style by using precise verbs, concrete nouns, and vivid adjectives; write memorandums and e-mail messages that deliver information and make requests; write letters and memorandums that request information concisely and promote goodwill; apply skillful writing techniques in refusing requests; compose carefully planned sales letters; write letters of appreciation, congratulation, sympathy, recommendation, and introduction; write effective formal and informal reports; write a formal report including data, using tables, charts, and graphs.
Major economic variables affecting a business including interest rates, GDP growth, and forces of supply and demand are examined.
Management of the financial transactions of a business firm are absolutely critical to its survival. This introduction to finance will examine financial statements, profit planning, budgeting, the cost of capital, and forms of financing.
Students are provided an introduction to marketing practices focusing on problem definition and solution. Topics will include marketing concepts, marketing strategies, and buyer behaviour. The product promotion, distribution, pricing and public relations model are emphasized.
An introduction to Canadian business law is provided by using the case study approach that leads to a grasp of the key elements. The emphasis is on the application of the law to practical business situations.
A business plan is critical to a new business venture. Students will examine the step-by-step process of logical analysis of every aspect of the proposed business and develop strategies to combat the principal risks that will face the business owner-manager.
This course investigates the dynamics of human behavior within the context of organizations. Three levels of analysis are focused upon: individual, group and organization. The goal is to develop analytical skill to decrease the number of unintended consequences occurring because of the interface between human nature and organization rules and structures.
This course provides an introduction to the types of Information Systems used by Supply Chain professionals in the course of daily business. The course examines the types of systems used for planning and execution functions in Supply Chain, including Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, and Best-In-Breed Logistics Systems for Transportation, Warehouse and Customer Relationship Management.
Negotiations and Supplier Management are an integral part of conducting business globally. It is essential to understand the negotiation process, how to become an effective negotiator and the roles within a negotiation. This course will cover Styles of Negotiations, Sources of Power, and Use of Emotion and Logic.
This course will provide an overview of what constitutes a project, some of the more useful tools, and a methodology for success. The focus will be on visioning, building a high performance team, communication and change management requirements.
This course teaches the understanding of manufacturing and service operations with a focus beyond manufacturing for capacity management, planning and scheduling, and use of MRP.
This course will introduce Purchasing as a business discipline with a focus on the Total Cost of Ownership for products and services, and Supplier Relationship Management. Topics include the Purchasing Cycle, Centralized vs. Decentralized purchasing, the preparation of documents for RFI and RFP processes, as well as the various costs involved in purchase decisions (acquisition, ownership, obsolescence, etc.). Students will develop an understanding of supply management and commodity strategy, supplier qualification, selection and management, and strategic cost management.
This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the nature of contracts. Profitability of a joint business venture is based upon strategic partnerships with key suppliers to shorten lead times and reduce bottlenecks within the supply chain. Focus will be on what constitutes a contract, types of supplier relationships, and why partnerships fail.
This course will provide a broad introduction to the basics of demand planning, forecasting and inventory management and will prepare the student for a better understanding of the flow of information and materials in a Supply Chain.
This course will provide a broad introduction to the basics of materials management, manufacturing planning and control systems, inventory control, physical distribution and information flow among operational functions within the supply chain. It builds understanding of the tactical approach to inventory control that flows from the strategic approach in Demand Planning and Inventory Management.
This course offers an overview of administering importation and exportation of goods in Canada. Basic practices for successfully understanding key legislation and regulatory compliance, plus preparing various trade documents are covered.
This course provides an introduction to the purposes and types of packaging and equipment used to protect and convey goods through the Supply Chain. The course examines the basic uses, legal requirements, benefits and drawbacks of different options available to help students make better decisions to maximize asset protection and mobility while minimizing cost.
This course provides an introduction to warehousing and distribution management. Inventory is the heart of Logistics and Distribution planning can create additional value for customers, or excessive costs. The course examines the functions and purposes of warehousing and how to ensure it meets the requirements of the Supply Chain.
This course provides an overview of the value, methods and trade-offs of the transportation function within a supply chain. It then focuses on understanding the role of the freight forwarder, transportation geography, and how terms of trade are used between buyer and seller in a contract of sales of goods with a focus on international trade. This will include international payments, commercial documentation, cargo security and dangerous goods, plus insurance.
This course provides an overview of a Supply Chain from raw materials to consumer purchase. The course examines the roles of members in the Supply Chain and ways to improve efficiency as well as how to identify and mitigate risk in the SC. The course also helps students understand how Supply Chain management has matured from a business cost centre to a strategic initiative.
This field placement will prepare students for their transition to the workforce. The practicum will be completed in a supply chain environment working under the supervision of experienced personnel. Students are provided with a description of duties he/she will perform on the job. At the end of the placement, the practicum host will provide an evaluation on the student and the student will provide the college with an evaluation on the placement.
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