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.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

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Admission Requirements

A college diploma or university degree

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

English Language Requirements

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

  • IELTS of 6.5
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    IELTS of 6.0 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • TOEFL iBT 79
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    TOEFL 70 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that 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.

Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.


Course List

ACC-3154: Finance and Accounting

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 includethe following: analysis of financial performance, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costing techniques,budgetary planning and control.

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 through the completion of a supply chain related project.Students explore intercultural competency that isrequired for the Canadian workplace environment.Topics include Canadian business practice and cross-cultural communication skills.

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-2083: Logistics (Warehousing and Distribution)

The course will enable the student to explore commonly used models and practices involved in warehousing and distribution. Students assess interdependencies as well as impacts on supply chain performance of particular models and practices in relation to specific business scenarios.

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

MAN-1033: Operations Management

This course introduces business students to operations and supply chain management. Foundational concepts and practical methods used in designing and in operations of manufacturing and service firms. Students explore strategic issues related to how firms compete as well as tactical and operational decision-making. Included in this is the exploration of operations and supply chain strategy, logistics, quality control, project management, process design, capacity planning inventory management, and aggregate planning.

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-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 procurement within an organization and the essential processes to follow when procuring goods and services. The basics of procurement contracts are examined and the importance of maintaining adequate documentation and records is explained. Students analyze the value of outsourcing and learn how to conduct an outsourcing bid process.

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparations

This course will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education. This will include understanding the Co-operative Education & Internship Policy, understanding the support system available through the Co-op and Career Services department, utilizing social media, preparing effective cover letters & resume as well as the fundamentals of behavioural based interviewing.

Academic Break

SUP-3043: Supply Chain Operations Management

This course enables the student to explore some tools and techniques available to supply chain managers. Topics include balanced scorecards, sales and operations planning, productivity and performance goals, budgeting and financial reporting, measuring operational performance, management reporting and analyzing 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.

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.

SUP-3053: Managing Operational Excellence in the Supply Chain

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. Students learn to apply methodologies such as Six-sigma, Lean and Value Stream Mapping and the role they play in helping organizations meet customer expectations.

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.

CPL-1049: Co-op 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: Applied Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from 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 Additional Fees 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

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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.

Technology Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

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:

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