Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate

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Calgary continues to grow as a major supply chain hub and the demand for training and skills development in this discipline is at an all-time high. If you are a supply chain professional or consultant, or are seeking a career in this growing field, this program will give you a broader knowledge of how parts of supply chains fit together, and the roles that make up this critical element of each and every business.

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

In this program, you'll explore the fundamental topics and components of supply chain management, including distribution management, inventory control, e-business, strategic procurement, and planning and scheduling, transportation and global supply, and contract management.



Spring Accelerated Program

Want to complete the Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate quickly?  The program is being offered in an accelerated format starting in May, allowing students to earn a recognized credential in just over two months.  (Please note that students are not required to register in all courses at once).


Earn credit toward a Degree/Diploma
This program is eligible for transfer credit. For more information, contact Business and Professional Education at 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.



  • 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 1 year 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 completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Procurement 1 before registering in the remaining Supply Chain Management courses
  • Classroom courses are blended learning, and students will be required to submit assignments electronically through Blackboard. Students must have access to a computer and the internet.

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. 
Required Text:
Purchasing and Supply Management, Leenders, Johnson, Flynn, Fearon, 15th Edition, available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XSCM 20001 21 Hours. Fee: $499 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30038 Online

Mar. 18 - Apr. 23

CRN 50049 4 classes

Apr. 30 & May 7
May 4 & May 11

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tues. &
CRN 50343 Online

May 21 - June 24


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.
Required Text:
Purchasing and Supply Management, Leenders, Johnson, Flynn, Fearon, 15th Edition, available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XSCM 20002 21 Hours. Fee: $499  
 CRN 50344 Online

Apr. 29 - June 3


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.
Required Text: Purchasing and Supply Management, Leenders, Johnson, Flynn, Fearon, 15th Edition, available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XSCM 20003 21 Hours. Fee: $499  
CRN 50345 4 classes May 21 & May 28
May 25 & June 1
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &

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.
Required Text:
Purchasing and Supply Management, Leenders, Johnson, Flynn, Fearon, 15th Edition, available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XSCM 20005 21 Hours. Fee: $499
CRN 30270 Online Mar. 25 - Apr. 29    
CRN 50191 Online June 3 - July 8    

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.  
Required Text: Planning and Scheduling, McGraw Hill Custom Publication, available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XSCM 20004 21 Hours. Fee: $499
 CRN 50252
4 classes June 4 & 11
June 8 & 15
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &

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.
Required Text: Purchasing and Supply Management, Leenders, Johnson, Flynn, Fearon, 15th Edition, available at the BookStore.

 Subject code: XSCM 20006 21 Hours. Fee: $499  
CRN 30147
4 classes Mar. 19 & 26
Mar. 23 & 30
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &
CRN 50251 Online May 6 - June 10    

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. 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 70205 4 classes July 2 & 9
July 6 & 13
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &

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. 
Required Text:
Purchasing and Supply Management, Leenders, Johnson, Flynn, Fearon, 15th Edition, available at the BookStore.

 Subject Code:  XSCM 20009 21 Hours. Fee: $499  
CRN 30302 4 classes Apr. 2 & 9
Apr. 6 & 13
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &
CRN 50346 Online May 13 - June 17    

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 50154 Online May 27 - June 24      
CRN 50008 2 classes May 27 - 28 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wed., Thurs.  

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 50061 Online May 27 - June 24    

“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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Andrew Mardon
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 I have 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.
My 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.  I believe in hands on learning through actual problem solving and application of principles, supported by a variety of different industry segment real life examples.


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Deb Barnie
Deb joined the instructional team of MRU’s Supply Chain Continuous Education program in 2012. Deb currently works as a Category Manager here in Calgary. She 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 her mentees. Deb believes in practical learning and demonstrates that 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 disciplines from procurement through to consumption and after sales customer support, he has developed expert level practitioner skills in several areas including Transportation, Logistics, Procurement and Contract Management.
In 2005, Dwight joined the MRU faculty, as an Instructor and later worked as a member of the Curriculum Development Committee’s for both Supply Chain and Contract Management. 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 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 at Mount Royal University supporting the Continuing Education Faculty in their Supply Chain Management and Lean Management Extension Certificate. In addition to his accreditation in Manufacturing Leadership from St. Clair Collage, he himself has successfully completed MRU’s Supply Chain Management, Lean Management & Continuous Improvement and Adult Educator Extension Certificates.

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Jerome Ferber
Jerome has spent over 20 in the supply chain profession and has experience in every aspect of the supply chain.  This includes 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. These include 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, and a Supply Chain Management practitioner since 1984.  I have proven expertise in the Category Management, Contract Management, Contractor Performance Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Inventory and Policy and Procedure areas of SCM.  I have held SCM management positions in the public service (Army), health care, transportation, and oil & gas sectors, and have consulted in the oil & gas industry for over 10 years.  I am currently an independent Supply Chain Management contractor and consultant.

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Richard Babich
Education: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration with a specialty in Management. Professional designations C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist), SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional), CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management), C. Mgr. (Chartered Manager). Faculty for post-secondary universities and colleges at diploma, bachelors and graduate levels since 2005. Areas of expertise include: supply chain, operations, leadership, management, and ethics. 30 years experience in management in private sector, public sector, high tech, military, airports, and education. Full-time faculty at SAIT. Enjoys the learning journey with students. Highlight is to see students grow and learn.

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Sherri Peleskey
With more than 20 years 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 during these years include introducing the concept of strategic sourcing and category management to an oil and gas organization, implementing an enterprise-wide focus to leverage spend, 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 the 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 ATCO, he managed a warehouse for a power generation equipment repair and overhaul facility.  For the first 12 years of his professional life, I worked for Loblaw, the first 10 years as a category manager.  The last 2 years were spent implementing a new computer assisted ordering (CAO) system into the 70 Real Canadian Superstores in western Canada.



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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.