Discover exciting employment opportunities in procurement, logistics and transportation

In today’s global environment, there are no borders to business and Logistics & Supply Chain professionals are required to manage the series of business processes that move products from acquisition through to distribution. This accelerated program will prepare you for your new career in less than a year.  Areas covered include Project Management, Transportation Management, Demand Forecasting and more.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg
  • online

Program Highlights

Global supply chain activities are projected to continue their rapid growth. As a result, there are more opportunities than ever before for professionals who are trained for effective logistics and supply chain management.

This program has received recognition from the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council for providing education and training that meets national and international best practices of the supply chain sector.

National Accreditation Program - Canadian Supply Chain Sector CouncilThe Logistics & Supply Chain Management program of Robertson College Winnipeg is accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council through its National Accreditation Program (NAP). The accreditation was granted in February 2016 and is effective for three years.

In this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Understand the key components of supply management including demand forecasting, inventory management, resource planning, lean thinking and Six Sigma management philosophies
  • Gain an overview of Canadian business and learn the fundamentals of the Canadian economic system including understanding supply and demand, elasticity, and monopoly
  • Be introduced to the many dimensions of business logistics with emphasis on physical distribution and transportation of raw materials, inputs, and finished products
  • Understand the operations and structure of different modes of transportation including rail, water, air and highway
  • Gain an understanding of operations management and how to carry out the transformation of resources into products and services efficiently
  • Learn purchasing fundamentals with emphasis on strategic cost management in the face of the recent economic recession
  • Learn project management principles from planning to execution of projects, the roles of the project team and project manager as well as the use of IT systems in project management

Logistics & Supply Chain Program Practicum

Participate in a 6-week full-time work practicum where you will gain valuable work experience.

Topics of Study Include:

  • Administrative Office Procedures - 20 hours

    This course introduces students to common office procedures. Topics such as human relations; organization structure and office layout; office technology; front-line reception; aspects of business communication specific to the office professional; and record keeping are covered.

    This course introduces students to common office procedures. Topics such as human relations; organization structure and office layout; office technology; front-line reception; aspects of business communication specific to the office professional; and record keeping are covered.

  • MS Office Applications - 80 hours

    This course will prepare students to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications. Elements include the ability to create and manipulate Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applications, modify the display of toolbars and other on-screen elements, use online help, and perform file management, editing, formatting and printing functions common to most Windows applications.

  • Keyboarding - 20 hours

    In this course, students will understand how to use a keyboard properly, and develop greater keyboarding speed and accuracy.

  • Business Communications - 60 hours

    This course teaches students the essential skills for basic business writing and professional interaction.  This course also emphasizes the role technology plays in the work place to enhance communication.

  • Customer Service - 20 hours

    This course provides a foundation for customer service, and focuses on building life-long customer relationships through the development of positive customer care approaches. 

  • Career Preparation - 40 hours

    In this course, students will be introduced to strategies for a successful job search, interview and career management.

  • Contracts & Negotiation - 40 hours

    This course presents an outline of the elements of contracts and the methodology used to negotiate this essential business tool.  In addition, it helps position this vital set of tools within the supply chain continuum.  Students also learn how distinguish between different types of contracts and application of different relevant strategies to achieve set business goals.

  • Logistics & Transportation Management - 80 hours

    This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of transportation; physical distribution of goods through different modes of transportation, logistics planning and execution, pricing and cost decisions, regulations/public policy, risk management and future trends.

  • Demand Forecasting & Inventory Management - 80 hours

    This course will introduce students to the principles, processes and methods for the effective demand and inventory in relation to other activities in the supply chain. The course examines both the independent and dependent demand methods.

  • Warehousing - 60 hours

    This course will introduce students to the warehousing principles, receiving and picking processes, storage and handling process/equipment and Lean warehousing. Students will be exposed to key warehousing concepts ranging from various storage, handling and goods movement procedures to effective management, Lean warehousing, layouts and warehouse safety.

  • Economics - 40 hours

    This course will introduce students to the basic principles of economics with both a Canadian specific and global focus.

  • Business Mathematics - 40 hours

    This course covers the fundamentals of Business Mathematics, starting with a review of the basic arithmetic principles. Further topics include calculating interest, determining retail pricing and profitability, taxes foreign exchange and commissions.

  • Introduction to Human Resources - 20 hours

    This course provides a general overview of the human resource functions that assist an organization deliver value through proper management of the employee life cycle.

  • Operations Management - 80 hours

    This course will introduce students to key operations and supply chain issues that have strategic and tactical implications. Students will be exposed to decisions made using a cross-functional approach in five major decision areas: process, quality, capacity, inventory, and supply chain.

  • Project Management - 80 hours

    This course aims at preparing students with the knowledge and tools to manage and execute projects efficiently and successfully.

  • Purchasing & Supply Chain Management - 80 hours

    This course will introduce students to the essentials of purchasing/procurement operations and structure, strategic sourcing, strategic sourcing process, performance measurement, global procurement and future trends.

  • Small Business Management - 40 hours

    This course will introduce students to each aspect of starting and managing a small business including the basic operating principles and entrepreneurial approaches to business management. Topics include market potential, business and product/service development, analyzing trends, acquiring financial resources, organizational structure and business plan development, techniques for enhancing profitability, and direction for managing people.

what you could be earning in less than one year$29,390 - $39,083wage data taken from:
program duration48 Weeks
  • This program offers daytime and evening class options
  • Receive a laptop computer to use for the duration of your program 
  • Lifetime career services to help you conduct a thorough job search and to provide job search assistance
  • Financial assistance is available to students who qualify

What Our Students Have to Say

"Your college and the vibrant instructors groomed me for a new career in Logistics & Supply Chain.  I was an Administrator back in my home country of Nigeria. I have already been hired after graduation by Calm Air.  Once again, thank you and keep up the great work!"

- Koya F., Logistics & Supply Chain Management Graduate (2016)

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find employment with companies involved in sourcing materials, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution or transportation of goods.

  • Procurement Clerk
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Merchandise Control Clerk
  • Shipper and Receiver
  • Transportation Route Scheduler
  • Export Clerk
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Buyer

Manitoba Trucking Association Member

Robertson College is a proud member of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTAM). 

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