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School of Business

Logistics & Supply Chain Management Diploma Program

Discover exciting employment opportunities in procurement, logistics and transportation.

Program Delivery

Online

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 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 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

Online Learning

  • Study on your own schedule with the option to attend live lectures throughout the week to connect with your instructor.
  • Remote learning doesn't mean you're doing it on your own! You will always have the support of your instructors and education team through video calls, discussion boards and more.
  • Brightspace helps you stay on track and hold you accountable while giving you flexibility.

Visit our Online Learning to learn more about this delivery format.

International Students

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management International program is also taught through our Winnipeg campus for international students.

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Program Details

Quick Facts

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Duration:

48 Weeks (12 Months)

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Practicum:

4 Weeks
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Admission Requirements

Candidates interested in this program need to have their high school diploma or GED. Our admissions agents can work with you to ensure you meet the program’s criteria. 

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Accreditation

This program has received accreditation from multiple industry bodies:

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-$87,464

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. As a graduate, you’ll 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

Online on your own time with 3 real-time optional sessions per week with your instructor.

September 19, 2022
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October 17, 2022
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New start dates are being released all the time. Contact us for more dates.

Topics of Study

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.

Business Processes - 40 Hours

This course introduces students to the business processes which support effective logistics and supply chain management.  Students will become familiar with the use of knowledge management systems, strategic planning, business performance and change management.  They will develop the skills to integrate these ideas into supply chain logistics and management.

Career Preparation - 40 Hours

This course introduces students to career preparation strategies.  Students will be introduced to job search strategies, interviews and other career management strategies.

Financial Management - 60 Hours

This course introduces students to financial management and accounting principles.  Students will strengthen their mathematical skills as they relate to business math.  Students will be introduced to basic accounting processes, procedures and tools.  Students will develop the skills to apply financial management principles to logistics and supply chain management decisions.

Global Logistics - 60 Hours

This course introduces students to the concept of global logistics and sourcing.  Students will become familiar with the global logistics process and key issues related to the global environment.  Students will understand the risks of operating within a global supply chain and calculate the benefits of global practice.  Students will develop an understanding of key standards, agreements and government protections governing global logistics and the customs process within Canada.

Information and Technology - 60 Hours

This course introduces students to computer applications and technology skills within the profession.  Students will develop the skills to use technology to produce documents, spreadsheets, reports and other materials relevant to the profession.  They will become familiar with common technology applications such as Microsoft, Excel, and PowerPoint along with industry software and information systems.  

Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management - 60 Hours

This course provides an overview of the Supply Chain activities from sourcing of materials and services, through the conversion/production phases, to the distribution network.  Students will be introduced to the different elements of the supply chain such as sourcing strategy, demand management, order management, inventory management, transportation, distribution, and supply chain planning.  This course provides information around the functions that are necessary to form an integrated and coherent supply chain that can deliver the required business results.

 

Manufacturing - 40 Hours

This course introduces students to the concept of manufacturing within the supply chain profession.  Students will be introduced to the factors which impact the manufacturing and control process, along with demand management and enterprise resource planning.  Students will develop the skills to manage variance and imbalance between demand and resources.

Marketing - 40 Hours

This course introduces students to the role and value of marketing in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management profession. In this course students will develop an understanding of marketing and the key components associated with effective marketing strategies.  They will develop a Marketing Plan and develop the skills to determine customer profitability, engagement, and satisfaction.

Microsoft 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.

Negotiation and Contract Management - 60 Hours

This course introduces students to competitive bidding and the contract management process. Students will learn about the negotiation process, the stages of negotiation, techniques to prepare for negotiation, and how to respond to power imbalances. They will develop the skills to understand the different types of contracts and how to manage each. Students will develop foundational skills in Canadian and International law related to contracts and bidding.

Procurement - 60 Hours

The course introduces students to the tactical aspects and techniques of procurement. Students will become familiar with the factors which impact procurement, common activities associated with procurement, and potential risk and challenges related to these activities.  Students will develop the skills to develop procurement strategies that reduce risk and support business strategy.

Professionalism - 40 Hours

Being a professional in a professional workplace ensures a positive first impression, successful interpersonal relationships and a lasting reputation. This course provides training in leadership skills that ensure adaptability to a continually changing work environment. Topics covered include initiative, teamwork and continuous learning.

Project Management - 80 Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the skill of project management.  The course will provide students with the opportunity to understand and develop skills across the different phases of project management such as project initiation, project planning, budgets, human resources, and risk management. Students will be introduced to project management standards described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide.

Sustainability and Environmental Practices - 60 Hours

This course examines the interdependence of the climate change crisis and supply chain sustainability. Students will explore the factors which relate to environmental sustainability and develop the skills to mitigate the impact of supply chain activities on the environment.

Transportation, Warehousing and Inventory Management - 40 Hours

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of transportation, warehouse, and inventory management as it relates to the field.  Students will develop the skills to facilitate successful processes within and across each of these areas.   Students will develop their capacity to make decisions across these three areas that add value to the customers and businesses.

Practicum or Practical Project - 160 Hours

The practicum or practical project component of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is required for students in order to gain and apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout all other courses in the program. Students will gain confidence in skills as they progress. All program competencies are practiced and evaluated by the practicum employer(s) or mentor.

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.

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.

How It Works

Getting Started

Our flexible start dates give you plenty of opportunities to plan for school and live your life around it.

Taking the Course

All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, an online platform designed to give you everything you need to succeed in remote learning.

Entering the Workforce

Our programs set you up to adapt to industry changes and thrive in our modern digital workforce.

Visit the How It Works page to learn more about our online student experience. To learn more about how Brightspace gives you everything you need to succeed in your online courses, click here.

Financial Assistance and Funding

Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

*The financial assistance and funding is not applicable for international students.

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Practicum

The practicum is an essential part of a learner’s program. It is both a graduation requirement and an extension of in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation. 

Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrollment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment, and is jointly-procured (where you work directly with our WorkForce team to obtain a training-related placement).  Your active participation with our Workforce Team in the search for your practicum placement will enhance your career development skills, industry networking opportunities, and professional communication skills.

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)

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Program Availability

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

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