Supply Chain Management

Two-Year with Co-op Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Sep Closed


Coordinate the efficient flow of goods, services, and information from raw materials to the end consumer, ensuring smooth operations and optiaml resource utilization.

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.

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This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students who are registered at 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.

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 a program or course at any time; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways to 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

  • IELTS of 6.5

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  • TOEFL iBT 79

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  • 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.
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  • Term 1 $8,918.45
  • Term 2 $8,144.10
  • Term 3 $8,700.00
  • Co-op Term $0.00
Total Cost of Program

Tuition fees are estimates and are subject to change each academic year. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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.

Additional Fees

WIL Project Fees

Students who are not successful in securing a co-op or fail to meet the co-op requirements will need to register in CPL-5559 WIL Project.

There is an additional fee of $2,480 for each student enrolled in the WIL Project course.


The anticipated cost for textbooks in this program is approximately $500 - $700 per term. This amount accounts for both mandatory textbook costs (included in tuition fees) as well as textbook fees not included in your tuition fee amount.

Important Dates, Deadline & Late Fees

For additional information on registration dates, deadlines and late fees please refer to Registration Dates and Deadlines.

Student Fees

A student services fee is included in your tuition.

Health Insurance Coverage

Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by - a third party insurance provider.

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Technology Requirements

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


International Transportation & 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

Workplace Communication Applications & Analysis

In today's management and administration workplace, having strong computer skills is essential. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office applications, focusing on three key areas: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. While learning about these programs, students develop skills in time management, accountability, and their ability to follow direction.

Supply Chain Practice

This course pairs both the theoretical concepts of supply chain with the introduction of simulated supply chain role play, exposing the student to practical work experience. The individual participates in a simulation where the student is hired as a supply chain analyst for a fictitious company. In this simulation the student is tasked with completing forecasting in realistic supply chain functions. They must evaluate demand and create purchase orders, all while considering inventory levels and profits. The student must also make choices regarding transportation and warehouse locations. The student will be asked to analyze associated data, review communications and information to make decisions, perform other tasks, and solve problems that a supply chain analyst may encounter. The simulation is supported by a digital textbook which assists the student in making appropriate decisions and best practices. The associated information will include theory in planning, sourcing, procurement, inventory management, transportation, warehouse utilization, and metrics.

Logistics (Warehousing & 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 centres 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.


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.


This course is designed to give senior business students an introduction to electronic commerce. Its aim is to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, components, technology overviews, and functions of electronic commerce in the business environment. The course explores the organizational implications of implementing electronic commerce by an enterprise.

Project Management

This course will provide the student with an overview of the structured processes and knowledge areas of project management within the context of a supply chain organizations. It will contrast the differences between operational management and project management. It will provide the student with numerous tools and techniques used to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project. Students learn the vocabulary, definitions, principles and concepts of project management and working in a project team relevant to the supply chain industry.

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.

Job Search & Success

This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.

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.

Accounting & 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.

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.


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.

Essential Skills for Supply Chain Managers

This course examines the essential skills employers seek in potential new hires as supply chain employees. The course focuses on a collection of recommendations from Supply Chain Canada under the advisement of various supply chain professionals and academics. Their collaboration outlines the soft and hard skills requested when employers seek new talent. This course emphasizes the 14 foundational attributes managers/human resources managers look for when searching for potential employees. These attributes are primarily soft skills. While it is important that the students need to develop business acumen skills, they also need skills such as communications, leadership, collaboration, customer service skills, analytical skills and an introduction to ethical practices. The course will focus on developing these skills by both outlining their importance and putting them into practice.

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.

Network Design & 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.

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.

Supply Chain Analytics

Strong computer skills are essential to finding Canadian employment in Supply Chain Management and logistics. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office Excel and apply data processing and data analysis for Canadian and real-world business scenarios. Students develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and having an eye for detail by strengthening their ability to read and follow written instructions. Supply Chain Analytics is a course delivered using practical hands-on applications in the computer lab, utilizing student self-assessments and online resources all designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course prepares students for further opportunities to apply their spreadsheet and data processing skills and expand upon them as they continue in their areas of study.

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:

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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.

Co-op Eligibility & WIL Project Fee

In order to be eligible to secure an approved full-time co-op work term (CPL-1049), students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater and complete all the co-op eligibility requirements. Failing to do so will require students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost.


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After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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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.

Looking for Support After Graduation?

The International Graduate Services & Support Centre (GSSC) is a place dedicated to assisting International alumni as they seek employment and settle into Canadian life following graduation.


About Co-op

Students in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by applying classroom learning during co-op experiences.

Learn more about co-op terms and the roles and responsibilities of students and co-op advisors.

More Information

Student Responsibilities

  • Course and program delivery schedules are proposed and subject to change for each intake.
  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with wireless capability.
  • Students are advised to bring an official copy of their most recent police clearance, driver's license, and vaccination record from their home country.
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Technology Requirements

It is required that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i5 8th Gen Processor or equivalent
  • 16 GB of RAM (with a minimum of 8 GB)
  • 100 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 11)


To ensure students are getting the most our of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device - on or off campus.