School of Business

Logistics & Supply Chain Management Program

Discover exciting employment opportunities in procurement, logistics and transportation.

Program Delivery

International

Program Overview

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.

In the Logistics and Supply Chain Management 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 an 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 an 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

Program Delivery

International Learning

  • This program is delivered through our downtown Winnipeg campus, central to everything you need.
  • Study and collaborate with your peers on campus, with instructor support along the way.
  • Get additional support from the International Student Services Team during your time in Winnipeg.

Visit our International Students page to learn more about enroling at our Winnipeg campus.

Program Details

Quick Facts

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Duration:

48 Weeks (12 Months)

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Schedule:

5 days a week

Admission Requirements

All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. If you do not meet the language requirements, please contact us regarding our Intensive Academic English pathway programs.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • English Language Requirement – one of the following: 
    • IELTS Academic 6.0 – with no sub-score below 5.5 
    • TOEFL (IBT) Total 60 – with no less than:
      • 8 – Reading
      • 7 – Listening
      • 16 – Speaking
      • 18 – Writing 
    • CanTest 4.0 or higher in all components
    • CAEL 50
    • PTE Academic 50 

 

For more information on ELP requirements for all of our ACC partnership programs, please visit the link here.

Approximate tuition fees for this program is between $22,000 to $28,000

Please click here for detailed information about tuition payment and policies 

Practical Applied Culture and Employment (PACE) is a co-requisite for the program. This course can be completed online in conjunction with your studies at Robertson.

Exceptions may be considered. Please contact our International Admissions team for more information regarding admission requirements.

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Program Affiliations

This program has been approved for advanced standing towards the attainment of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation.
Manitoba Trucking Association
Robertson College is a proud member of the MTA.

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
  • Retail / Wholesale Buyer
  • Buyer

 

You could be earning in less than a year
$53,643-$87,462

Lifetime Career Services

Even though you’ll leave Robertson once you graduate, we will support you throughout your career. Our team will help you with resume building, job hunting and interview preparation and will continue to guide you as you advance in your role. Before you graduate, you’ll be paired with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for a Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) which will allow you to work anywhere in Manitoba. Our Career Services team will help and advise you of your work permit options.

As a graduate, if you choose to stay in Canada, you will have lifelong access to student services that are committed to your success and helping you thrive.

Learn more about Lifetime Career Services.

Next Start Dates

In person at our campus in Winnipeg

Start Date TBD
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New start dates are being released all the time. Contact us for more dates and to reserve your spot.

Topics of Study

Administrative Office Procedures - 20 Hours

In this course, students will be introduced to common office procedures, 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.

MS Office Applications - 80 Hours

Prepares students to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications, including 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

Improves touch typing skills on a keyboard with a focus on improving speed and accuracy. This course increases job efficiency and and understanding of work station ergonomics.

Business Communications - 60 Hours

Reviews of the essential skills for basic business writing and professional interaction. This course also emphasizes the role technology plays in the workplace to enhance communication.

Career Preparation - 40 Hours

In this course, students will be introduced to strategies for successful job searching, interviewing, and career management. Students understand who they are, the skills they offer, what to expect from professional employment, and what employers expect of them. 

Customer Service - 20 Hours

Provides a foundation for customer service, and focuses on building lifelong customer relationships through the development of positive customer care approaches.

Contracts & Negotiation - 40 Hours

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 to distinguish between different types of contracts and application of different relevant strategies to achieve set business goals.

Logistics & Transportation Management - 80 Hours

Introduces 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 and future trends.

Demand Forecasting & Inventory Management - 80 Hours

Introduces 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 independent and dependent demand methods.

Warehousing - 60 Hours

Provides students with warehousing principles, receiving and picking processes as well as storage and handling process/equipment. Students are exposed to key warehousing concepts and learn to effectively and safely manage a warehouse.

Economics - 40 Hours

Introduces students to the basic principles of economics with both a Canadian-specific and global focus.

Business Mathematics - 40 Hours

Covers the fundamentals of business mathematics, starting with a review of the basic arithmetic principles. Further topics include calculating interest and determining retail pricing and profitability.

Introduction to Human Resources - 20 Hours

Provides a general overview of the human resource functions that assist an organization to deliver value through proper management of the employee life cycle

Operations Management - 80 Hours

Introduces students to key operations and supply chain issues. Exposes students to decisions made using a cross-functional approach in five major decision areas; process, quality, capacity, inventory and supply chain.

Project Management - 80 Hours

Prepares students with the knowledge and tools to manage and execute projects efficiently and successfully.

Purchasing & Supply Chain Management - 80 Hours

Introduces students to the essentials of purchasing, procurement operations operations and structure as well as strategic sourcing, performance measurement, global procurement and future trends.

Small Business Management - 40 Hours

Introduces students to each aspect of starting and managing a small business, such as basic operating principles and entrepreneurial approaches. Covers development, analyzing trends, acquiring financial resources, organizational structure and business plan development, techniques for enhancing profitability and direction for managing people.

Learning Experience

Classes
Have the flexibility to live your life while going to school with our half-day classes. Our flexible start dates and small class sizes give you plenty of opportunities to learn when it’s best for you and gain the hands-on skills to succeed in any industry.

Industry-Leading Instructors
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom. You can book office hours or get virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can schedule video appointments and use instant messenger to ask questions.

Gain Canadian Work Experience
This program includes a practicum where you will be asked to apply the skills, theories, and concepts you learned in the classroom in a Canadian entry-level work situation.

Lifelong Career Services
Connect with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that will help you with resume building, interview preparation and networking.

Online Application

Start your application now as an International Student by ensuring you meet the admission requirements for this program and ensuring you have everything you need  to apply.

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Program Availability

This program is neither available on campus or via Robertson Online.

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