Program Information

The Supply Chain Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program will enhance the credentials of successful students, enabling them to demonstrate understanding, knowledge, skills and expertise in supply chain to potential employers. It will further provide students with the ability to envision and produce their own supply chain career plan in preparation for employment.

Emphasis is placed upon learning the elements of supply chain strategic planning, network design, materials handling design and applications and operations. The program will enable students to analyze end-to-end supply chain processes and understand the importance of technology and software applications  in facilitating and supporting supply chain execution. Students will experience a mix of classroom study, online research, hands-on computer applications, individual assignments, group projects, topical quizzes, projects and field study.

Fall 2022 Delivery Format

For full details about the spring delivery format of this program, please visit the Academic Delivery Approach page. 

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Mississauga are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Queen's College campus in Mississauga. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College. Students may be scheduled to have classes on Saturdays.

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Admission Requirements

A university degree.


The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 79
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College recommends that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Course List

CFF-2013: International Transportation and Trade (ITT)

This course introduces students to several modes of transportation including truck, air, rail and ocean. Students will learn about the key parties involved in trade and the primary Canadian trade routes. The transfer of title between the buyer and the seller and the associated risk, payment and documentation responsibilities under Incoterms® 2010 will be emphasized. The formation of sales contracts, determination of chargeable freight weight and assessment of profit or loss on a shipment will also be discussed

BUS-1234: Computer Applications for Business

Strong computer skills are essential to finding employment in management and administration. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office applications. While the focus will be spent learning and applying document processing, presentation and extra time on spreadsheet management tools, students will also develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and attention to detail. Students will also have an opportunity to improve their ability to read and follow written instructions. Computer Applications for Business is a course delivered using practical hands-on applications and comprises additional online skills assessment and training tools purposefully designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course further prepares students to apply these professional business application skills, with enhanced emphasis on spreadsheet management as they continue and expand in their program areas of study.

BUS-1103: Global Business Principles

This course introduces students to the study of business and builds a necessary foundation for subsequent courses in Business programs. Areas covered include the following: the free enterprise system, business environments, ownership, organizational culture and structure, and the functional areas of business including accounting, human resources, production, and marketing. The examination of core business functions within the context of global business, entrepreneurship, ethics, and social responsibility enables students to obtain a holistic view of the world of business. This, in turn, leads to an understanding of the critical success factors of a domestic or international business venture.

SUP-2013: Intro to Supply Chain Practices

This course enables students to explore the context of supply chain management and underlying practices, and how they support an organization. Students utilize the SCOR supply chain performance model that will be used throughout the program. Investigation vis-à-vis this model of key elements and responsibilities of supply chain mangers is an important focus. Throughout the course, students explore the key functional areas of the supply chain including how they can be managed to reduce a company's risk.

SUP-1033: Canada and Supply Chain Logistics

This course enables the student to explore expectations and context around Supply Chain Management in order to prepare them for successful completion of the program. Students learn about the geography and demographics of Canada and North America. Students will also be introduced to Canada's unique trading relationship with the United States within North America and the challenges/advantages this may present logistically. They will discuss commodities that are important to Canada as well as Canada's infrastructure and various modes of transportation that may be utilized. Students will execute a project which allows the student to apply knowledge of Canada's geography and demographics, as well as gained knowledge of supply chain. Students explore intercultural competency that is required for the Canadian workplace environment. Topics include Canadian business practice and cross-cultural communication skills.

MAN-1033: Operations Management

Operations and supply chain management have evolved into one of today's most important business disciplines. In the dynamic world of manufacturing and service delivery, designing systems more effectively and efficiently is a key source of competitive advantage. This course introduces business students to foundational concepts and practical methods used in the design and operations of manufacturing and service firms. Students explore strategic decisions related to how firms compete including operations strategy, supply chain design, process and facility design, and capacity planning. Students also learn tactical and day-to-day strategies for inventory management, forecasting, resource scheduling, quality control, project management, and lean operating systems.

SUP-2083: Logistics (Warehousing and Distribution)

The course will enable the student to explore commonly used models and practices involved in warehousing and distribution. Students will examine relevant flows of supply chain, as they relate to the warehouse and distribution models. Students will be introduced to SCOR models (supply chain operations reference) and will apply their knowledge of models to various case scenarios. Students will assess interdependencies as well as impacts on a supply chains' performance. They will examine particular models and practices in relation to specific business scenarios. The importance of emerging technologies used in warehouses and distribution centers as it relates to information flow, will also be incorporated. The knowledge gained in this course will be applied to practical case/scenario assignments, tests and project.

CPS-1001: Co-op Preparation and Success

This course provides students with an introduction to work-integrated learning paths (Co-op and WIL Project) and assists with the preparation for successful transitioning from the classroom to the professional workplace. Students are introduced to the services and support systems available through the Co-op and Career Services Department as well as the Work Integrated Learning Policy. The process of career planning and development is introduced with a focus on the design of preliminary job search strategies. Emphasis is placed on valuable self-assessment and reflection that allows for skills discovery and personal development. Topics including teamwork, interpersonal expectations, intercultural communication as well as navigating conflict in the workplace are introduced to assist in the development and enhancement of in-demand soft skills. Learners will develop marketing materials including a cover letter and resume, and practice interview techniques.

SUP-2053: Supply Chain Technology

This course enables the student to examine the impact of information technology on supply chain management. This course looks at the role of software supports in supply chain strategy and execution decisions. Students explore how these applications integrate with Enterprise Resource Planning and other systems and how important data analysis and process quality are to operational success.

SUP-3063: Purchasing

This course enables the student to investigate the role of purchasing within an organization and the essential processes to follow when procuring goods and services. The course details an overview of purchasing, procurement and strategic sourcing as it relates to supply chain planning. The students will become familiar with the importance of policy and procedure as well as the legal documents and documentation process is explained. Students will formulate strategic cost management as well, will adapt strategic supplier evaluation and selection. The future of purchasing will also be discussed.

CFF-3023: Essentials of Freight Forwarding (EFF)

Students will be exposed to common methods of international payment and the documentation and parties involved under each method. Risk assessment and risk management techniques from the perspective of both the buyer and seller under various methods of payment will be highlighted throughout the course. Other key topics that will be examined include cargo insurance, packaging, security, dangerous goods, and costing.

ACC-3154: Accounting and Finance

This course introduces the use of financial management and managerial accounting principles for planning, decision making, control, and cost management for a business enterprise. Topics covered in this course include the following: financial analysis for decision making, cost-volume-profit analysis, organizational costing techniques, and budgetary planning and control.

Academic Break

MAN-1163: Organizational Behaviour

This subject is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment including the organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for improved and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process.

SUP-3043: Supply Chain Operations Management

This course enables the student to explore some tools and techniques available to supply chain operations managers. The course will review basic accounting principles (eg. the use of budgets) as they relate to the success of a supply chain operation management. The topics will also examine advanced concepts which will include balanced scorecards, KPI's (performance measurement) and the 6 processes of SCOR and benchmarking. The student will examine relationship management and partnerships as it relates to the success of the supply chain. The students will apply their knowledge through the use of a simulation game. They will apply sales and operations planning, productivity and performance goals, budgeting and financial reporting, measuring operational performance, management reporting and analysis for performance improvement.

SUP-3083: Supply Chain Case Studies

By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to assess the impact on company performance resulting from changes to a company's supply chain practices and processes. The students will acquire practical knowledge of supply chain management as they examine real business case studies. The course will emphasizes problem solving and creative solutions. The students will relate the (SCOR) model as they propose solutions for supply chain for business improvement.

SUP-3033: Network Design and Planning

This course will enable the student to learn the importance of how supply chain planning and network strategy supports organizational goals. Students examine the interdependence between network design and distribution models. Students will examine data requirements and the risks associated with data quality. The progressions that are used to in network design will be discussed. Students will analyze the impact of different inventory and distribution strategies for a business. Students will also identify challenges and strategies to help make decisions relating to the supply chain design network.

SUP-3053: Managing Operational Excellence in the Organization

This course defines the concept of Operational Excellence and explains how to achieve performance and financial improvements in an organization. The focus is creating a culture that questions current operating models, adds value, and optimizes speed. Student will discuss the importance of quality management which is detailed in seven steps. Students learn to apply methodologies such as TQM, Lean Value Stream Mapping and Six Sigma and the role they play in helping organizations meet customer expectations.

CPS-2001: Career Preparation and Success

This course enhances the foundational concepts learned to effectively engage in an active job search, develop networking strategies, and fine-tuning a cover letter, resume and interviewing techniques. As learners embark on the transition from student to professional employee, the course introduces learners to and supports them in demonstrating key employability skills to be successful in their work-integrated learning experience. Topics include professional and interpersonal expectations and competencies in the workplace, as well as workplace communications skills for success. Students will develop a strong foundation for career planning decisions with an emphasis placed on investigating and analyzing personality self-assessments, career goals and planning.

CPL-1049: Work Term - Full-Time*

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-op_and_career/

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CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Costs tab for current fees.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Program graduates can work in a wide range of domestic and international supply chain roles in sales, finance, procurement, information technology, inventory planning, warehousing and transportation. Industry sectors include manufacturing and retailing, mining and oil, public service, not-for-profit and consulting. In addition, specialist organizations include logistics and transportation providers, freight forwarders, customs and freight brokers, couriers and rail and airline companies could also be potential employers in Canada, the USA and overseas.

For more information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca
Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
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