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.
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.
The 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 is in effect until November 2019.
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
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
Robertson College is a proud member of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTAM).
Topics of Study
Administrative Office Procedures - 20 hours
Introduces students 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.
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.
Career Preparation - 40 hours
Focuses on developing strategies for successful job searching, interviewing and career management.
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.
Logistics & Supply Chain Program Work Experience Practicum
Participate in a 4-week full-time work practicum where you will gain valuable work experience.
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)
Dr. Parminder Kang
Ken Matthews is a Supply Chain professional with a history of over 40 years serving the business community of Manitoba. The majority of that experience centered around manufacturing in both the air and bus industries, followed by a short stint in the grain bin manufacturing industry and ten years in healthcare. Ken’s supply chain experience includes expediting, lean procurement and procurement. Upon retiring from te industry, Ken decided to share his knowledge and experiences with students and joined Robertson College as an instructor. Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba.
Julian Myers-Coleman is a committed educator with extensive experience in facilitating learning for age-appropriate learners. She has worked at various levels of education and has over 25 years of experience both as a classroom teacher and in administration. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education majoring in Mathematics as well as the Manitoba Professional Teaching Certificate.
Prior to joining Robertson College, Dr. Parminder Kang taught at the De Montfort University, UK where he lectured at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Engineering Management, Manufacturing Science, Computer Science, and Engineering. Dr. Kang is also an instructor at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and was an honorary senior research fellow at De Montfort University, UK where he holds his Ph.D. As well, Dr. Kang has over 7 years of experience working on industrial R&D cross-disciplinary projects in the area of organization operations optimization as well as experience as a Manufacturing Engineering Technologist with New Flyer Industries, Winnipeg. Dr. Kang’s research interest are evolutionary algorithms, combinatorial optimization, simulation modeling, Lean/Six Sigma, decision making, supply chain management and optimization, application of integrated approaches to industrial/service process improvement and operations optimization.
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