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.



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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 90052 4 classes Sept. 11 & 18
Sept. 15 & 22
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &
CRN 90189 Online

Oct. 22 - Nov. 26



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 90220  Online  Oct. 1 - Nov. 5    

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 90282
4 classes Nov. 13 & 20
Nov. 17 & 24
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 90221
4 classes Dec. 4 & 11
Dec. 8 & 15
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues. &

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 90283
 4 classes Oct. 9 & 16
Oct. 13 & 20
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 90077
Online Oct. 29 - Dec. 3    

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 70285 Online July 26 - Aug. 30    
CRN 90568
4 classes Oct. 23 & 30
Oct. 27 & Nov. 3
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 90401  Online  Nov. 13 - Dec. 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 90060
2 classes Nov. 2 - 3 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Fri.,Sat.  
CRN 90208
Online Nov. 5 - Dec. 7      

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  
CRN 90212
Online Oct. 30 - Nov. 27    
CRN 90151 2 classes Nov. 23 - 24 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Fri.,Sat.

“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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*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.