Supply Chain Management – Global Logistics
Available as a one-year program
Before products hit the shelves, there’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes – from purchasing materials and coordinating inventory to the distribution of finished goods. As global trade widens and deepens, demand continues to rise for skilled workers in the areas of supply chain logistics and international trade compliance.
One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- Start Date
September and May entry
Find your career
There's a huge demand for supply-chain specialists with the knowledge to facilitate international trade. There are opportunities in retail operations, logistics companies, transportation industry, distribution centres, and the public and private sectors, working as a:
- Purchasing agent or officer
- Inventory specialist
- Compliance specialist or manager
- Supply chain supervisor
- Customs agent, broker or specialist
- Tracking and scheduling coordinator
- Logistics coordinator
- Demand planner
This program has been approved by Supply Chain Canada, Ontario Institute for advanced standing towards attaining the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation.
Is it for you?
This is a terrific field for college and university graduates who possess:
- Exceptional organizational skills
- A keen attention to detail
- Strong initiative
- An interest in other cultures
What employers say
“With the expanding international reach of our supply chains and customer markets, this new International Trade and Logistics Management program is exactly what businesses today need. The changing and ever-more stringent government requirements being placed on imports and exports make this program, and its graduates, a must-have in today’s business environment.”
Senior Director of Supply Chain, Sybron Dental
Advisory Board Member, Loyalist School of Business and Management Studies
Prepare hands on for a career in supply chain management concentrating on trade compliance and logistics planning:
Gain a depth of knowledge in customs, including compliance, risk management and the global movement of goods.
Navigate international customs and business practices.
Get applied knowledge of project management including planning and reporting, scheduling techniques, element interdependencies, and project costing and crashing.
Explore consultative selling and marketing intelligence.
Learn first hand during local field trips and presentations by guest speakers.
Gain critical workplace experience with a four-week field placement.
- First Year - Semester One
- LOGS2010 Business Analysis
- This course studies the relationship between business concepts and computer applications using Microsoft Office spreadsheet and database applications (Excel focus). Students will design and develop professional documents, presentations and spreadsheets for business decision-making. Students will gain analysis experience using Excel tools and data presentation methods.
- HRPG3004 Management Accounting- Business Analytics
- This course introduces students to the fundamentals of accounting, as well as management accounting concepts and practices. There is a focus on how management uses accounting information for decision making, planning, controlling, and performance measurement. Topics include cost allocation, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costs, and budgeting. Business analytics with a focus on Excel techniques such as pivot, sorting, formatting, and filtering data.
- BUSI3024 Principles of Buying
- This course provides a critical view into the purchasing elements of world of Supply Chain Management. Topical focus will relate to supply organizations, quality, supplier relations, sourcing, price and cost management and the role of transportation. The scope of this course will include the private and public business sectors.
- GBMG1005 Project Management
- Through this course students acquire foundational project management knowledge in the areas of project planning, defining scope and priorities, work breakdown structure, creating scheduling estimates for timing and project costs, developing project networks, communicating project information, identifying compliance and risk issues, assigning resources, identifying potential efficiencies, and managing progress. This course engages students with a hands-on approach using a variety of project management tools.
- LOGS1005 Supply Chain OH&S
- This course explores the complex world of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) in the supply chain with a focus on OH&S in the manufacturing, warehouse and ground transportation environments. Hazards, agents and training strategies will be explored, culminating in a focus on risk management – identification and planning in the supply chain – materials handling and transportation environments.
- BUSI3005 Supply Chain and Logistic Management (EDI)
- This course encompassess activities and techniques utilized in supply chain and logistics management including customer service, distribution planning, transportation planning, transportation forecasting, logistics documentation, purchasing and third party chain management.
- LOGS3000 Tariff Classification
- This course is intended to familiarize the student with the general rules of classification, which will allow the learner to correctly classify commodities being imported/exported.
- First Year - Semester Two
- LOGS1006 CRM and Business Strategy
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) will be explored in the context of the supply chain and as it relates to ERP systems. Focus will include understanding the business relationships to procurement, planning, forecasting and execution in relation to data gathering and support strategies in the competitive market place. The marketing management priorities of CRM will be explored through a supply chain lens.
- LOGS1007 Customs Compliance
- This course combines the main elements of the subjects of valuation and origins. The primary topics that will be explored include the following: methods of valuation, INCO terms, relationship to legislations, GAAT, AMPS and WTO agreements. The rules of origin, country of origin code detail in relation to NAFTA, trade agreements and penalties will blend into the hands-on exposure to related specific forms and documentation requirements.
- BUSI1018 International Business
- The geography of business continues to expand. This course provides an introduction to the global marketplace. Students will examine the impact of cultural issues upon marketing, logistics and human resource strategies.
- LOGS1008 LEAN Operations
- This course will explore the convergence of the many facets of the supply chain in a global marketplace with a view toward competitive strategies and the value chain. Primary and secondary activities will be explored through areas that include lean concepts, demand forecasting, sales and operations planning, and manufacturing execution including MPS, MRP and ERP systems.
- HRPG1000 MIS & ERP Fundamentals
- Technology has changed the way we gather, disseminate and interpret data in business. Hence, management demands have increased the need for automated human resources and supply chain management systems. This course will allow participants to gain an understanding of the requirements of an effective information systems, its design and effective business decision making.
- LOGS1015 Professional Portfolio
- The Professional Development Project Building course is an introduction to practical project management and team development. Your team applies various tools and techniques to eﬀectively run and manage project tasks and to deal with various project issues – just as you would daily, as a team member or project manager. This course focuses on your role as a project team member and as a project manager. Not only will you get a better understanding of your role and responsibility as a project team member, but also how to delegate and accept responsibilities in any project as a manager. This course provides the basic introductions to PM and team preparation for Applied Projects and WIL.
- First Year - Semester Two (Elective Group 1 )
- WKPL1008 Field Placement
Integration of formal learning practices with developmental learning opportunities helps to enhance and consolidate the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes of emerging professionals.
Prerequisite: BUSI 3005, BUSI 3024, GBMG 1005, HRPG 3004, LOGS 1005, LOGS 3000, LOGS 2010
- LOGS1016 Service Learning
Students will define, plan, organize and execute an applied supply chain management project.
Prerequisite: BUSI 3005, BUSI 3024, GBMG 1005, HRPG 3004, LOGS 1005, LOGS 3000, LOGS 2010
- Select 1 courses from above
*Courses subject to change.
SCMP Designation Program
As a graduate of Loyalist's full-time Supply Chain Management – Global Logistics post-graduate program, you may be eligible for advanced standing into the certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program.
Click here for more information about university transfer agreements.
How much will it cost?
Approximate costs (2023 – 24)
- Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
- Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,308
- Total: $4,030.08
Additional costs, such as supplies, travel, and parking, may be incurred during workplace visits, etc.
*Fees related to programs that are less than or greater than two semesters will be adjusted accordingly. Fees are subject to change. Please visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a list of the many services, activities, and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies.
Bursaries and financial assistance
Loyalist College has a number of scholarships, bursaries, and academic awards available to students. Our Financial Aid Office can help you explore your options, or assist you with a student loan.
- Degree or diploma in a related field
Applicants with a degree or diploma in an unrelated field, or significant related work experience, will be considered on an individual basis
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Applicants with work experiences or other types of non-credentialed learning may be eligible for credits at Loyalist. Graded credits (as opposed to exemptions) are granted. Click here for more information about our assessment and credit challenge process.
Click here for information about how to apply, international student fees and more.
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SCMP Designation Program
As a graduate of Loyalist's full-time Supply Chain Management – Global Logistics post-graduate program, you may be eligible for advanced standing into the certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program. Graduates with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are granted exemption from four modules and two interactive workshops in accordance with the Supply Chain Management Association Ontario (SCMAO) and Loyalist's Partnership Agreement.