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Supply Chain Management

About this Certificate

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 program is offered in collaboration with Mount Royal University.

Required courses:

  • XSCM 20001 – 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.
  • XSCM 20002 – 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.
  • XSCM 20003 – 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.
  • XSCM 20004 – 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.
  • XSCM 20005 – 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.
  • XSCM 20006 – 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.
  • XSCM 20008 – 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.
  • XSCM 20009 – 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.
  • XMGD 20004 – 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.
  • XCAD 10003 – 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.

Program Hours: 198

Course Schedule

Subject CodeCourse Reference NumberStart DateEnd DateCourse HoursCourse Fees
(Plus GST)
XSCM 20001-0029039413 Sep 202118 Oct 202121 hrs$549.00
XSCM 20002-0029039527 Sep 20211 Nov 202121 hrs$549.00
XSCM 20003-002903964 Oct 20218 Nov 202121 hrs$549.00
XSCM 20004-0029039718 Oct 202122 Nov 202121 hrs$549.00
XSCM 20005-0029039825 Oct 202129 Nov 202121 hrs$549.00
XSCM 20006-002903994 Oct 20218 Nov 202121 hrs$549.00
XSCM 20008-002904008 Nov 202113 Dec 202121 hrs$549.00
XSCM 20009-00290401
1 Nov 20216 Dec 202121 hrs$549.00
XMGD 20004-0029037127 Sep 202125 Oct 202121 hrs$439.00
XMGD 20004-0049037215 Nov 202113 Dec 202115 hrs$439.00
XCAD 10003-0029035725 Oct 202122 Nov 202115 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