Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate

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Supply chain management is the management of products, services, and information from suppliers to customers.  An exciting, innovative, and forward-looking field, supply chain management incorporates the latest developments in technology, sustainability, and risk management to add value to businesses, consumers, and the economy in general.

Whether you are aspiring to a new career in this emerging profession, or you are a supply chain practitioner looking to enhance or formalize your knowledge, this lean, affordable, and focused program will help you find your opportunity.  In addition to covering important fundamentals, it also has a strong practical emphasis.  Essential concepts are brought to life by real-world examples, case studies and hands-on activities that allow you to apply what you’ve learned.  The program also includes essential soft skills, such as communication, collaboration, and negotiation, which are critical to an effective, value-creating supply chain.  Courses are taught by experienced instructors currently working as supply chain professionals, enabling you to learn from their experience.

 
This accessible program has no admissions requirements or application process; anybody is free to register on a first-come, first-served basis. Designed for working professionals, courses are offered regularly throughout the year – in class and online.

 

 

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 403.440.6861

Earn credit toward an Extension Certificate
In completing the Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate, you will receive transfer credit for 2 courses in the Advanced Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate.

 

Benefits

  • Formalize your knowledge in the field of supply chain management
  • Gain a recognized credential
  • Prepare for a career as a buyer, procurement specialist, contract administrator, transportation manager, or logistics and inventory manager

Program details

Format: Classroom and Online

Duration: Complete the 10 required courses (198 hours). Can be completed within 2 semesters up to a maximum of 3 years

The listed online course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

 

 

This program is accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council through its National Accreditation Program. The accreditation is granted to January 2020.*

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This program allows you to apply for transfer credit towards the Supply Chain Management Alberta (SCMA) Diploma program.

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  • We strongly recommend completing Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Procurement 1 before registering in the remaining Supply Chain Management courses
  • Students will be required to submit assignments electronically through Blackboard for both in-class and online courses. To successfully complete course in the program, students must have access to a computer and the internet.

Supply Chain Management Course Schedule


Required courses


Fall '19
(Sept. - Dec.)

Winter '20
(Jan-Apr.)

Spring '20
(May - June)

Summer '20
(July – Aug.)

Introduction to Supply Chain Management*

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Procurement 1

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Inventory and Warehousing

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Procurement 2

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Planning and Scheduling

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Technology and e-Procurement

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Contract Management Lifecycle

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Transportation and Global Supply

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We strongly recommend completing the Introduction to Supply Chain Management course before registering in the remaining Supply Chain Management courses.

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Introduction to Supply Chain Management
The introductory course for the program provides an overview of all of the elements contained in the discipline of supply chain management. These include: Purchasing, Inventory Management, Information Technology, Transportation, Logistics, Outsourcing and Information Flows. 
Required Text:
Purchasing and Supply Management, Johnson, 16th Edition, available at the Cougars Campus Store.

Subject code: XSCM 20001 21 Hours. Fee: $499 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90035 4 classes

Sept. 10 & Sept. 17
Sept. 14 & Sept. 21

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &
Sat.
CRN 90138 Online

Nov. 12 - Dec. 16

 

 
         

Procurement 1
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.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Required Text:
Purchasing and Supply Management, Johnson, 16th Edition, available at the Cougars Campus Store.

Subject code: XSCM 20002 21 Hours. Fee: $499  
 CRN 90160 Online

Sept. 23 - Oct. 28

   

Inventory and Warehousing
Explore inventory and warehousing management concepts and issues, 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.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Required Text: Purchasing and Supply Management, Johnson, 16th Edition, available at the Cougars Campus Store.

Subject code: XSCM 20003 21 Hours. Fee: $499  
CRN 90205 4 classes Nov. 19 & 26
Nov. 23 & 30
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &
Sat.

Procurement 2
Explore strategic procurement in supply chain concepts and issues. Examine the factors that affect quantity and delivery decisions, make or buy decisions, subcontracting and outsourcing, building partnerships and alliances, and global purchasing. In addition, review the purchasing of capital goods and services, risk management and trends in purchasing.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Procurement 1
Required Text: Purchasing and Supply Management, Johnson, 16th Edition, available at the Cougars Campus Store.

Subject code: XSCM 20005 21 Hours. Fee: $499
 
CRN 901614 classesDec. 3 & 10
Dec. 7 & 14
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &
Sat.
         

Planning and Scheduling
Planning and scheduling are critical components of supply chain management. Course topics include demand planning and forecasting. Examine the critical implications of warehousing, transportation and purchasing logistics services in successful supply chain planning.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Required Text: Planning and Scheduling, McGraw Hill Custom Publication, available at the Cougars Campus Store.

Subject code: XSCM 20004 21 Hours. Fee: $499
 CRN 90206
4 classes Sept. 24 & Oct. 1
Sept. 28 & Oct. 5
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &
Sat.

Technology and e-Procurement
Learn the importance of information and information technology in supply chain management. Discover strategies to streamline your organization’s  supply chain and optimize business practices and processes using IT. Explore the benefits of using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as a tool for Supply Chain Management, and identify Supply Chain Systems components that will provide the foundation for IT Supply Chain.
Recommended Preparation:  Completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Required Text: Purchasing and Supply Management, Johnson, 16th Edition, available at the Cougars Campus Store.

 Subject code: XSCM 20006 21 Hours. Fee: $499  
CRN 90054 Online Oct. 28 - Dec. 2    
         

Contract Management Lifecycle
Acquire an overview of the contract management lifecycle from the identification of need stage to the close out process. Identify the key steps involved in the awarding of contracts, as well as administration required to support contract development.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Required Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.  Students who have successfully completed the Contract Management Extension Certificate are exempt from this course.

 Subject code: XSCM 20008  21 Hours. Fee: $499  
CRN 90392 4 classes Oct. 22 & 29
Oct. 26 & Nov. 2
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &
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. Explore the various modes of transportation for goods, including intermodal, air, rail, and sea. Discuss 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. Define important FOB terms and INCO terms, identify insurance considerations, and recognize tariffs and security issues in relation to a transportation department’s roles and responsibilities.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Required Text:
Purchasing and Supply Management, Johnson, 16th Edition, available at the Cougars Campus Store.

 Subject Code:  XSCM 20009 21 Hours. Fee: $499  
CRN 90295 Online Nov. 4 - Dec. 9    

       



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 20004 15 Hours. Fee: $420 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90652
Online Sept 24 -Oct 22      
CRN 90040
2 classes Nov 1 -2 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fri., Sat.  
CRN 90149 Online Nov 5 -Dec 3      

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 10003 15 Hours. Fee: $499  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90153
Online Oct 28 - Nov 22    
CRN 90113 2 classes Nov 22 -23 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. Fri., Sat.
         

The field of supply chain management includes a broad range of roles, such as:

  • supply chain analyst 
  • production scheduler
  • inventory controller
  • logistics manager
  • sourcing specialist
  • purchasing analyst
  • facilities specialist
  • transportation manager
  • management analyst/consultant
  • operations manager

Your role in the industry will depend on your individual interests, previous work experience, and educational background.

View the career profiles of a variety of real-life supply chain professionals for their first-hand experiences working in range of operational, tactical, and managerial roles.

To view supply chain-related job postings that are currently available, please visit Indeed.ca*:


For general information about the supply chain labour market, including past, present, and estimated future demand for workers, please visit the Canadian Supply Chain Research Foundation.  Data can be searched based on occupation, geographic region, and industry.



* The job opportunities posted on the above website are provided solely for the student's information. Mount Royal does not endorse, screen or evaluate these opportunities and has no control over the accuracy of the postings or the quality or safety of the opportunities advertised. It is the student's responsibility to investigate these opportunities to ensure that they are appropriate and meet the student's expectations. 


“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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Deb Barnie
Deb joined the instructional team of MRU’s Supply Chain Management program in 2012. She currently works as a Category Manager in Calgary. Deb has strong background and experience in strategic sourcing, contract management and category management in both the public and private sectors.
Deb has a passion for sharing her knowledge and experience with students and mentees. She believes in practical learning, which she demonstrates in her courses and professional life.
Deb has professional designations in Supply Chain Management (Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS) and the Project Management Institute (PMP).

  

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Dwight Boehm
In addition to building networks that encompassed all Supply Chain stages from procurement to consumption and after sales customer support, Dwight has developed expert-level practitioner skills in several areas including Transportation, Logistics, Procurement and Contract Management.
In 2005, Dwight joined MRU Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension as an Instructor, and has developed curriculum for the Supply Chain Management and Contract Management programs.
While one might think his proudest moment was when he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from MRU in 2013, his greatest joy has come from receiving feedback from former students that comment how his class was challenging, interesting and fun.

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Jason Riley
Jason excels at developing and leading high performance teams focused on Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence. Driving this performance is a solid foundation of experience in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Project Management. With more than 16 years of experience in a leadership role, Jason has demonstrated his subject matter expertise in industries such as Oil and Gas, Automotive, Construction, Education and Retail.
Since 2013, Jason has been an instructor in MRU's Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension in the Supply Chain Management and Lean Management programs.
In addition to his accreditation in Manufacturing Leadership from St. Clair Collage, he has successfully completed MRU’s Supply Chain Management, Lean Management & Continuous Improvement and Adult Educator programs.

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Jerome Ferber
Jerome has spent more than 20 years in the supply chain profession and has experience in every aspect of the supply chain, including strategic and tactical procurement, inventory control, warehouse management, distribution, planning/scheduling and project management.
He has worked in a variety of industries during his career, such as conventional oil/gas production, contracted oil field services and midstream operations. He also has supply chain and project experience in the retail, pharmaceutical/nutritional manufacturing and in the public sector in both an academic and healthcare environment.

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Ken Rawson
A Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) and Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) since 1996, Ken has been a supply chain management practitioner since 1984.  He has proven expertise in the Category Management, Contract Management, Contractor Performance Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Inventory and Policy and Procedure areas of the supply chain. 
He has held supply chain management positions in the public service (Army), health care, transportation, and oil & gas sectors, and has consulted in the energy industry for over 10 years. 
He is currently an independent Supply Chain Management contractor and consultant.

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Richard Babich
Richard has over 30 years of management experience in the private sector, public sector, technology, military, airports, and education.  His areas of expertise include: supply chain, operations, leadership, management, and ethics. He has worked post-secondary roles at universities and colleges at diploma, bachelors and graduate levels since 2005, including a full-time faculty position at SAIT.
His educational credentials include a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration with a specialty in Management as well as several professional designations, such as C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist), SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional), CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management), C. Mgr. (Chartered Manager).

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Sherri Peleskey
With more than 20 years of progressive supply chain management experience in the oil and gas and electrical industries, Sherri has held supervisory and management positions, as well as tactical front line positions in inventory and material management, purchasing, project procurement and category management.
Some of her accomplishments include introducing the concept of strategic sourcing and category management to an oil and gas organization; implementing an enterprise-wide focus to leverage organizational spending; establishing project-specific contracting and procurement plans; and writing policies and procedures for newly created procurement departments.

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Stephen Kelleher
Stephen is Manager, Supply Chain Management for ATCO Power.  He leads a team of 10 procurement staff involved in everything from continual low-dollar purchases to tender development and contract formation for major goods and services.  Prior to joining ATCO, he managed a warehouse for a power generation equipment repair and overhaul facility.  For the first 12 years of his professional life, he worked for Loblaw. His role in the first 10 years was as a category manager, and his final two years were spent implementing a new computer assisted ordering (CAO) system into the 70 Real Canadian Superstores in western Canada.

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Andrew Mardon
Andrew is a career Supply Chain Management (SCM) Professional with 29 years of SCM experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Industrial Chemicals, Management Consulting, Public Sector, Retail SCM, and Energy market sectors. 
Within the Supply Chain he has led teams in the following functional areas: Logistics, Distribution, Facilities Operations Management, Strategic Sourcing, SCM Systems implementation, Inventory Management, Procure to Pay and Private Fleet Management.
His teaching commitment is to see new potential supply chain professionals take away practical skills, knowledge and an expanded awareness of SCM techniques, tools and concepts.  He believes in hands-on learning through problem solving and application of principles, supported by real life examples from different industry segments.

 

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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.