Supply Chain Management - Global

Ontario College Graduate Certificate | Code: 1411

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Students in this program are required to bring a mobile device that meets minimum specified requirements.

About the program

The Supply Chain Management - Global program prepares students for careers in the fields of logistics, procurement, supply chain and operations. Through extensive practical learning activities, students enhance their knowledge of supply chain concepts applicable to a variety of sectors. Graduates will be well-prepared to support the management of job functions by examining the connections between strategic objectives, stakeholder expectations, and supply chain design, functions, processes and roles; determining the value-added and financial implications of supply chain decisions and design on business profitability, efficiency and stakeholder satisfaction; using risk mitigation tools and strategies; reviewing supply chain activities and transactions for compliance with relevant policies, standards, legal, regulatory and contractual obligations; collaborating with, and using leadership and communication skills to build strategic relationships with a diversity of stakeholders.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • A two- or three-year Diploma, or a Degree, in Business or a Degree in Engineering from an accredited College or University.
  • Preference will be given to graduates with a business diploma or degree. Engineering graduates should have business courses or have business experience and will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on their transcripts and work experience.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
    • IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT 88
    • CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
    • PTE Academic 58
    • Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
  • We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

Graduate opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates of supply chain programs are as varied as the field is broad. Employers encompass a wide range of organizations and industries, from manufacturing and distribution of consumer goods to the services and public sectors, and from large corporations to small businesses.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Examine the connections between strategic objectives, stakeholder expectations, and supply chain design, functions, processes and roles, to guide decision-making, problem-solving and coordination of tasks.
  • Determine the value added and financial implications of supply chain decisions and design on overall business profitability, efficiency and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Ensure supply chain activities and transactions are compliant with relevant legal, regulatory and contractual obligations, and industry and organization standards and policies for quality, health, safety, accountability, social and environmental responsibility.
  • Use risk mitigation tools and strategies to inform supply chain management decisions.
  • Contribute to the acquisition and sale of goods, services and materials in accordance with best practices and public and private sector stakeholder expectations across a variety of industries.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and scheduling of material requirements, resource allocation and inventory for efficient production and fulfillment of customer orders and returns.
  • Coordinate the efficient handling and movement of goods, services, materials and related information within and between supply chains.
  • Contribute to the identification and management of continuous improvements to functions and processes within and between supply chains.
  • Use available technologies to enhance work performance and support supply chain functions, processes, transactions and communications.
  • Monitor relevant trends, emerging technologies, and local and global economic, political and environmental issues to enhance work performance and guide management decisions.
  • Use leadership and communication skills to establish and manage strategic relationships with a diversity of stakeholders and support the achievement of business goals.
  • Develop and apply ongoing strategies for personal, career and professional development.

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