The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program will satisfy all of your managerial ambitions within this field. This one-year graduate certificate is designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in the logistics and supply chain sector. You'll be trained to join private or public sectors, learning how to analyze computer software, while nurturing your negotiating skills. Examining managerial accounting, and professional communication, you will also learn the finer points of material sourcing, distribution management and risk assessment. When you graduate, you'll have the skills to improve an organization's operations and profitability. You'll be in demand with career options in procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes. Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format with a September and January admission.
If you are thinking about completing your diploma online you can assess your readiness with www.amiready.ca, Fanshawe's Online Readiness Indicator, a measure of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology-rich environment is the right fit for you. We also have a handy checklist to guide you along the way to becoming an online learner.
This program is recognized by the National Accreditation Program administered by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.
A common first level with our Operations Management graduate program allows you to complete both programs in just three semesters ... that's two graduate certificate credentials in just one year!
Admission Requirements - 2019/2020
A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
An acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
Five years of work experience in the supply chain management field as judged by the College to be equivalent*
*Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESl4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation
It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry into the program:
- Business Communication
- Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at Fanshawe or another institution.
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- Managerial Accounting
- Advanced Professional Communication
- Contract, Domestic & International Law
- Managing Leaders & Leadership
- Transportation & Logistics
- Operations Management
- Domestic & International Sourcing
- Risk Assessment
- Project Management
- Inventory & Distribution Management
- Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
- Quality Management
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate from this program.
Graduates will be prepared for a variety of supply chain management roles, from entry-level to more senior positions, in service, manufacturing or government sectors, depending on prior education and work experience. Graduates will be in high demand in all functions of the supply chain, including procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate (completed in two levels) designed for university and college graduates seeking a career in the supply chain sector.
The curriculum will focus on applied knowledge in the field of supply chain management within a global economy, encompassing the planning and management of all activities involved in procurement and all logistics management activities.
Graduates of the program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be eligible to pursue a number of credentials within the supply chain management field.
Students entering Level 1 of the program in January will proceed to Level 2 of the program in May. Students entering Level 1 in May will proceed to Level 2 in September. Students entering Level 1 in September will proceed to Level 2 in January.
Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should ensure they have the appropriate technological capacity to complete the program, including access to a computer, required software and internet access for each course in the program.
Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should select Campus Code LCL (LCL - London-Online).
Students attending the Online version of the program will not be required to pay a CONNECT lab fee. For all other students, a laptop computer is to be purchased by the student, approximately $1000.00. The cost of the laptop is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule.
A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.
Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate is a companion program to the Graduate Certificate in Operations Management. Students may choose to complete the Operations Management Certificate in only one additional level.
Students who graduate from this program are eligible to receive advanced standing towards their certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CScMP) designation (four modules and three workshops).
This program is accredited with the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.
Students may become members of the Fanshawe College APICS student chapter.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
- Apply knowledge of the functional components within logistics to the interrelationships in the integrated supply chain.
- Employ a working knowledge of best practices in supply chain management.
- Apply the basics of purchasing and supplier management to current best practices.
- Apply knowledge of forecasting and inventory management theories and methodologies.
- Use logistics technology tools and resources, in order to comply with the requirements of logistics/supply chain management.
- Utilize information technology systems proficiently to support logistics management decisions.
- Evaluate and select warehousing and transportation options and recommend appropriate solutions for business requirements.
- Apply the basics of financial management including cost and managerial accounting.
- Participate effectively in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects.
- Conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, regulations, safety requirements, and professional standards.
- Conduct business in the international marketplace.
- Apply the understanding of human resources management and organizational behavior to establish and maintain effective teamwork relationships.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, as required in business culture.
- Apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as required in logistics/supply chain management.
- Present oneself professionally too, and within, the marketplace.
- Apply knowledge of the relationship of customer service to logistics/supply chain management.
- apply the basics of sales and marketing functions and their interrelationship within the supply chain.