Logistics & Supply Chain Management
School of Business

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Our program has been approved for advanced standing towards the attainment of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation.

Program Delivery

Online

Program Overview

With the rise of globalization, the modern world continues to become a smaller place, and through that process logistics and supply chain professionals have never been so important to our global economy.

From acquisition to distribution, students in this program train in every aspect of the supply process, preparing them for a new career in the industry in less than a year. Topics of study in this program include logistics and transportation management, project management, operations management, demand forecasting and inventory management.

Employer Testimonials

Our company has partnered with Robertson College for many years and is excited to continue this strong partnership. Over the years, we have welcomed many new hires and practicum students who bring a drive and enthusiasm to expand upon their experiences. They demonstrate a strong conceptual and organizational understanding of their work, evidenced by their quick learning compared to their peers. ” from Parian Logistics

This program is licensed under Alberta’s Private Vocational Training Act (PVTA) and Manitoba’s Private Vocational Institutions Act (PVIA).

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.

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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

Standard Admission

  • High school diploma or equivalent verified by transcript.
  • Successful interview with Robertson College.

 

Mature Admission

  • Must be at least 19 years of age and one year out of high school.
  • Successful interview with Robertson College.
  • Successful completion of an academic entrance assessment

 

Language Requirements

If English is not a student’s primary language, proof of English language proficiency: Canadian Language Benchmark 7, 7, 7, 7 or equivalent as per Robertson’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

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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.

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

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Next Start Dates

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

May 27, 2024
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June 24, 2024
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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.

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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 enrolment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment, and is jointly-procured — where you work directly with our Practicum team to obtain a training-related placement.  Your active participation with our Practicum 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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