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Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is the management of products, services and information from suppliers to customers.

Supply chain management is an exciting, innovative, forward-looking field. Learn how the latest developments in technology, sustainability and risk management can add value to businesses, consumers and the economy with our Supply Chain Management Certificate program.

Whether you are aspiring to a new career as a buyer, procurement specialist, contract administrator, transportation manager or logistics and inventory manager or already work in the sector, this lean, affordable and focused program helps you enhance your knowledge and gain a recognized credential in supply chain management. In addition to covering important fundamentals, the program uses real-world examples, case studies and hands-on activities so you directly apply what you learn. Gain insight into the communication, collaboration and negotiation skills that are critical to an effective, value-creating supply chain. Courses are taught by experienced supply-chain professionals with extensive working experience in all aspects of the field.

This accessible program is designed for working professionals. There are no admissions requirements or application process, and courses are offered regularly throughout the year.


  • Online delivery
  • Enhance your career prospects
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Prepare for a career in supply chain management as a buyer, procurement specialist, contract administrator, transportation manager, or an inventory manager
  • Earn a recognized credential

Program Format

  • 10 required courses (198 hours)
  • Can be completed within 8 months up 3 years

This program is offered in collaboration with Mount Royal University.

Required courses

  • XSCM 20001 – Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    • Explore the major components of supply chain management such as purchasing, inventory management, contract and risk management, transportation and logistics. You will learn important industry terms and concepts, explore core functions and discover how technology, communication, teamwork and information flows affect all supply chains.
  • XSCM 20002 – Procurement 1
    • Acquire a comprehensive overview of procurement and inventory strategies and practices. Discover ways to maximize your organization’s operations and revenues by examining purchasing goals, supplier selection, pricing, legalities and factors affecting quantity and delivery decisions.
  • XSCM 20003 – Inventory and Warehousing
    • Discover core warehouse functions, materials handling equipment options, performance metrics, industry trends and technology advances that are changing warehouse design. Learn how to calculate inventory performance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), replenishment order quantities and manage inventory budgeting. You will examine different inventory types and the required activities and formal governance needed for successful inventory performance and strategy execution.
  • XSCM 20004 – Planning and Scheduling
    • Examine the critical implications of warehousing, transportation and purchasing logistics services. Learn to identify factors that affect an enterprise’s demand planning and production scheduling ability, explore demand-planning strategies and prepare simple demand forecasts using moving average and exponential smoothing techniques.
  • XSCM 20005 – Procurement 2
    • Expand your procurement skills by acquiring advanced strategies to use in today’s dynamic marketplace. Evaluate the factors that affect quantity and delivery decisions, make or buy decisions, subcontracting and outsourcing, partnerships and alliances, and global purchasing. Explore important factors in purchasing capital goods and services and risk management.
  • XSCM 20006 – Technology and e-Procurement
    • Discover the information technology systems, components and requirements for the successful execution of all supply chain functions. Explore how IT infrastructure, globalization and digitization, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Software as a Service (SaaS), e-commerce, e-procurement, electronic data interchange (EDI), radio frequency identification (RFID), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), cryptocurrency, blockchain, the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, data analytics, predictive analysis, the omnichannel marketplace and cybersecurity impact supply chain performance and efficiency.
  • XSCM 20008 – Contract Management Lifecycle
    • Examine the contract management lifecycle from the identification of need to the close-out process. You will learn to identify the key steps involved in awarding contracts, administration required to support contract development, strategies for resolving issues and procedures for successfully concluding agreements.
  • XSCM 20009 – Transportation and Global Supply
    • Explore various modes of transportation including intermodal, air, rail and sea. Discuss the roles of 3PL, freight forwarders, customs brokers and expedited delivery as well as the 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.
  • XMGD 20004 – Effective Workplace Communication
    • Examine how strong communication skills are crucial for outstanding performance and career advancement. Increase the effectiveness of your skills using practical techniques for clear communication, active listening, and non-verbal and electronic communication.
  • XCAD 10003 – Negotiating Contracts
    • Be prepared to maximize every negotiation opportunity by learning the practical skills to build a winning strategy. Acquire the tools you need for successful contract negotiations, from outlining the variables to concluding discussions. Discover how 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.

Course Schedule

Subject CodeCourse Reference NumberStart DateEnd DateDeliveryCourse HoursCourse Fees
(Plus GST)
XSCM 2000130962Mar 27, 2023May 1, 2023Online21 hrs$559.00
XSCM 20002Not offered this term
XSCM 2000330965Mar 20, 2023Apr 24, 2023Online21 hrs$559.00
XSCM 20004 30967 Jan 30, 2023Mar 6, 2023 Online21 hrs$559.00
XSCM 2000530969 Feb 27, 2023Apr 3, 2023Online21 hrs$559.00
XSCM 20006Not offered this term
XSCM 20008 30972Mar 13, 2023Apr 17, 2023Online21 hrs$559.00
XSCM 20009Not offered this term
XMGD 20004Not offered this term
XCAD 1000330834Jan 23, 2023Feb 21, 2023Online15 hrs$499.00

Register today!

Step 1: Select the Course Reference Number above.
Step 2: You will be directed to a page to register as a student with CUE’s Office of Extension & Culture.
Step 3: Upon submission, you will then register with Mount Royal University and proceed to booking your courses.

Questions? Email us at extension@concordia.ab.ca