Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate  NEWLY REVISED!

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This program is accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council through its National Accreditation Program (the NAP). The accreditation was granted in July 2013 and is effective for 3 years.*

Supply chain management focuses on integration and partnerships in order to meet customers’ needs in a timely manner, with relevant, high-quality products that are produced and delivered in a cost-effective manner.

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  • Acquire a broader understanding of how different parts of supply chains fit together
  • Gain knowledge and skills for distribution management, inventory control, e-business, strategic procurement and sourcing
  • Prepare for a career as a buyer, procurement specialist, contract administrator, transportation manager, or logistics and inventory manager
  • Apply for transfer credit towards the Supply Chain Management Alberta (SCMA) Diploma program.
  • Receive transfer credit for 2 courses in the Advanced Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate

Program Format

  • Complete the 10 required courses (198 hours)
  • Can be completed within 2 semesters up to a maximum of 3 years
  • Fast Track now available! Classroom, online and fast-track courses can be chosen interchangeably throughout the program.

Program Notes

  • We strongly recommend completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Introduction to Procurement Strategies before registering in the remaining Supply Chain Management courses
  • The listed online course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

Earn Credit Toward a Degree/Diploma
This program is eligible for transfer credit. For more information, contact Business and Professional Education at cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.5069.

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Course Materials
All additional required course materials are distributed online. Click here for information on how to access your course materials.

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SCHEDULE

Required Courses
Length
(hours)
Recommended
Prerequisites
Semester
Offered
Grade ModeCost
Introduction to Supply Chain Management21NoneAllLetter
Grade
$449
Procurement 121NoneAllLetter
Grade
$449
Inventory and Warehousing 21Yes (Intro and Procurement 1)AllLetter
Grade
$449
Planning and Scheduling21Yes (Intro and Procurement 1)AllLetter
Grade
$449
Procurement 2 21Yes (Intro and Procurement 1)AllLetter
Grade
$449
Technology and e-Procurement 21 Yes (Intro and Procurement 1)AllLetter
Grade
$449
Contract Management Lifecycle
21NoAllLetter Grade$449
Effective Workplace Communication15NoAllLetter Grade$399
Transportation and Global Supply21Yes (Intro and Procurement 1)AllLetter Grade$449
Negotiating Contracts15NoAllLetter Grade$475
Total  Hours198    
The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

Required Courses

Introduction to Supply Chain Management 
The Introductory course for Supply Chain Management provides an overview of all of the elements contained within the discipline of Supply Chain. These include; Purchasing, Inventory Management, Information Technology, Transportation, Logistics, Outsourcing and Information Flows.

Subject code: XSCM 2000121 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90107
 4 classesSept. 8-15
Sept. 12-19
 6:30-9 pm
8:30 am-5 pm
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 90410
 OnlineSept. 14-Oct. 19  
CRN 90491
(Fast Track)
 4 classesOct. 18
Oct. 20-22
Oct. 24
8:30 am-5 pm
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm
Sun. &
Tue., Thur. &
Sat.
CRN 90584 OnlineOct. 26-Nov. 30  

Procurement 1 (formerly: Introduction to Procurement Strategies)
Develop procurement strategies to launch your organization forward in today’s market. Acquire a comprehensive overview of procurement and inventory strategies and practices. Key topics include: purchasing goals, supplier selection, pricing, legal aspects of purchasing, and factors affecting quantity and delivery decisions.

Subject code: XSCM 2000221 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90108
4 classesSept. 22-29
Sept. 26-Oct. 3
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 90411
(Fast Track)
4 classesOct. 25
Oct. 27-29
Oct. 31
8:30 am-5 pm 
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm
Sun. &
Tue., Thu. &
Sat.
 CRN 90492OnlineNov. 9-Dec. 14  

Inventory and Warehousing
Explore the concepts and issues of inventory and warehousing management, including inventory strategies, quality specifications and purchasing logistics services. Discuss and apply inventory management strategies, identify quality specifications and evaluate logistics service impacts on inventory and warehousing.

Subject code: XSCM 2000321 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90412
 4 classesOct. 13-20
Oct. 17-24
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm 
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 90661
(Fast Track)
 4 classesNov. 1
Nov. 3-5
Nov. 7
8:30 am-5 pm
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm
Sun. &
Tue., Thu. &
Sat.

Procurement 2 (formerly: Strategic Procurement in Supply Chain Management)
This course explores the concepts and issues related strategic procurement in supply chain. Participants will examine the factors that affect quantity and delivery decisions, make or buy decisions, subcontracting and outsourcing, building partnerships and alliances, and global purchasing. Lastly, this course will review the purchasing of capital goods and of services, risk management and trends in purchasing.

Subject code: XSCM 2000521 Hours. Fee: $449
Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90153
(Fast Track)
4 classesNov. 15
Nov. 17-19
Nov. 21
8:30 am-5 pm
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm 
Sun., &
Tue., Thu. &
Sat.
CRN 904934 classesDec. 8-15
Dec. 12-19 
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm
Tue. &
Sat.

Planning and Scheduling
Planning and scheduling are critical components of supply chain management. Course topics include demand planning and forecasting. We will examine the critical implications of warehousing, transportation and purchasing logistics services in successful supply chain planning.  

Subject code: XSCM 2000421 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90337 Online Sept. 28-Nov. 2  
CRN 90663
(Fast Track)
4 classes Nov. 8
Nov. 10-12
Nov. 14
8:30 am-5 pm
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm
Sun., &
Tue., Thu. &
Sat.
CRN 906624 classes Dec. 1-8
Dec. 5-12
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm 
Tue. &
Sat.

Technology and e-Procurement
This course investigates the use of technology in the context of technology terms and definitions. Learn the importance of information and information technology in supply chain, streamlining your organization’s participation in the supply chain from an IT perspective and optimizing your organization’s supply chain related business practices and processes. The benefits of using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as a tool for Supply Chain Management will be explored as well as identifying Supply Chain Systems components that will provide the foundation for IT Supply Chain.

 Subject code: XSCM 2000621 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90152
OnlineOct. 13-Nov. 17   
CRN 90494
(Fast Track)
4 classesNov. 29
Dec. 1-3
Dec. 5
8:30 am-5 pm
6:30-9:30 pm
Dec. 5
Sun. &
Tue. Thu. &
Sat.

Contract Management Lifecycle
This course provides an overview of the contract management lifecycle from the identification of need stage to the close out process. It identifies the key steps involved in the awarding of contracts and vital activities such as the administration needed to support contract development. Participants will gain a foundational understanding of the contract management process and build on it to either supplement their current position or seek a new career opportunity.

 Subject code: XSCM 20008 21 Hours. Fee: $449 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 912384 classesOct. 27-Nov. 3
Oct. 31-Nov. 7
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm 
Tues. &
Sat.
CRN 91239 4 classes Nov. 22
Nov. 24-26
Nov. 28
8:30 am-5 pm
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm
Sun. &
Tue., Thu. &
Sat.

Transportation and Global Supply
The world has become a global marketplace. To remain competitive, companies must source from a variety of vendors, many of whom are located off-shore. Managing these supply networks requires differing skill sets, both in terms of sourcing and transportation. This course is designed to explore the various modes of transportation for goods including intermodal, air, rail, and sea. This will also include a discussion of the associated roles of 3PL, freight forwarders, customs brokers, and expedited delivery. In addition, course participants will need to understand transportation documentation and key components relevant to cargo. An understanding of FOB terms, INCO terms, insurance considerations, tariffs and security will be covered in relation to a transportation department’s roles and responsibilities.

 Subject Code:  XSCM 2000921 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 91236 4 classesNov. 10-17
Nov. 14-21
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5 pm 
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 91237
(Fast Track)
4 classesDec. 6
Dec. 8-10 
Dec. 12
8:30 am-5 pm
6:30-9:30 pm
8:30 am-5:30 pm
Sun.  &
Tue., Thu. &
Sat.

Supply Chain Management: Final Assessment Paper
Note:  Only for students registered in the program prior to Jun. 30, 2015
To finalize your certificate requirements, complete a case analysis paper (written case report) to be critiqued and graded by qualified instructors. The grading system is based on your ability to incorporate supply chain concepts, practices and principles acquired in the previous nine courses. Guidelines are provided to assist you in your case report preparation.
Download a PDF version of the Student Information Guide to the Final Assessment that includes FAQs, grade breakdown and submission requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of the previous 9 Supply Chain Management courses is required prior to registering in this course.

Subject code: XSCM 2000730 Hours. Fee: $289Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 70250Independent StudyJul. 6-Aug. 28 
CRN 90184Independent Study Sept. 10-Oct. 8  
CRN 90495Independent StudyOct. 8-Nov. 5 
CRN 90934Independent Study Nov. 5-Dec. 3 

Preparing for the Final Assessment
Note: For students who started the program prior to Jun. 30, 2015 - this is an optional course to help you prepare for the required Final Assessment Paper
Are you preparing to write the Final Assessment Paper? Find out from instructors who mark the Final Assessment Paper what is required to be successful.
Note: This course is not required for the certificate.
Course materials: A PDF of the course materials will be e-mailed to you before the course start date.

Subject code: XSCM 100013 Hours. Fee: $85+GSTChoose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 912941 classSept. 199 am-12 noonSat.
CRN 912951 classOct. 109 am-12 noonSat.
CRN 912961 classNov. 79 am-12 noonSat.

 

Also Required

Effective Workplace Communication
Strong communication skills are crucial for outstanding performance and career advancement. People are not born with effective communication skills; they must be learned. Discover practical techniques for improving communication skills, including communicating more clearly, active listening, non-verbal communication and electronic communication.

Subject code: XMGD 2000415 Hours. Fee: $399Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90125 2 classesSept. 26-Oct. 38:30 am-5 pmSat.
CRN 909602 classesOct. 17-248:30 am-5 pmSat.
CRN 90465OnlineOct. 29-Dec. 3  
CRN 900942 classesNov. 28-Dec. 58:30 am-5 pmSat.
CRN 909612 classesDec. 18-198:30 am-5 pmFri., Sat.

Negotiating Contracts
Be prepared to maximize every negotiation opportunity by learning the practical skills to build a winning strategy. From outlining the variables to concluding discussions, this course gives you the tools for successful contract negotiations. Upon completion of this course you will be able to develop negotiation goals and objectives, understand the three components of the negotiations process, and document the outcome of negotiations to enable effective contract development.

Subject code: XCAD 1000315 Hours. Fee: $475Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 903102 classesOct. 16-178:30 am-5 pmFri., Sat.
CRN 90473OnlineOct. 27-Nov. 24  
CRN 906852 classesDec. 18-198:30 am-5 pmFri., Sat.

Student Testimonials

“This course was excellent. It helped me switch careers and get into the oil and gas industry. I found a job towards the end of the certification and I'm currently applying many of the concepts learned throughout the program.” - Pedro Acosta, Buyer/Expeditor, Toyo Engineering Canada Ltd.

“This was a great course and has really helped me with my professional career. I highly recommend this course to all who are interested in supply chain or procurement. The instructors are awesome!” - Jill Vandenburg

“An exceptional program that presents concepts and techniques that can be successfully applied and implemented immediately into the workplace.” - Nick Choy, Penn West Exploration

"Being a full-time employee with a family, this program allowed me to educate myself without over-stressing.” - Corrie Alexander, SCM Logistics

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Contact us

cebusiness@mtroyal.ca
403.440.5069 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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*The NAP recognizes educational offerings in supply chain-related topics that meet the Council’s standards for accreditation, created with significant input from supply chain stakeholders. The standards are based on national and international best practices and principles, and include requirements for course/program needs assessment, design, development, delivery, and student evaluation. As an accredited program, the Supply Chain Extension Certificate of Mount Royal University has shown that it meets all of those standards.