The supply chain sector is critically important to Canada's economy. The sector employs approximately 870,000 Canadians, accounts for an estimated $500 billion in total export goods from Canada, and is responsible for planning, coordinating and moving more than $1 trillion worth of goods each year. Forecasts project more than 27,000 supply chain positions in Canada sit unfilled, and another estimated 66,000 openings in the foreseeable future.
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. This program has been approved for advanced standing towards attaining the Certified SCMP Designation. Interested in taking this program on a part-time basis? It's possible to complete this program while still working full-time and fulfilling your other commitments. For more information, please visit our Continuing Education Supply Chain Management - Global
The Automotive Stream consists of (3) courses, focused on sustainability and quality aspects specific to the automotive sector of Supply Chain Management. The curriculum is designed in collaboration with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to focus on strategic and operational issues, procurement management principles, and Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques. This optional stream is available only at the Doon (Kitchener) campus, to students who successfully complete level 1, apply, and meet the academic admissions requirements. Space is limited, only successfully applicants will be admitted. This stream begins in level 2 of the Supply Chain Management - Global program and is intended for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Supply Chain Management as it relates to the automotive industry. The automotive stream is taught by academic and industry experienced professionals preparing students for successful careers in the automotive industry.
This program is offered in full-time
and part-time delivery.
All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.
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.
On average, 91% of graduates from the last three years (2018 to 2020) found employment within six months of graduation.
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