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Course Descriptions

Advanced Standing

Completion of the Supply Management Training Program (SMT) under the new structure (See SMT Chart in the calendar) plus the three courses listed under the Advanced Standing will allow students to enroll in the Supply Chain Management Professional Designation Program (SCMP). - READ MORE

Introduction of Logistics

39 Hours
This course explores interconnections between procurement, operations and transportation. Participants will discuss balancing the pressures for large order sizes to achieve low unit costs with the competing pressures to keep order sizes low to minimize warehouse space and inventory obsolescence. The options of a few centralized warehouses versus multiple distributed warehouses will be addressed. Other topics include forecasting, uncertainty, safety stocks and customer service requirements as well as computer systems such as Distribution Resource Planning, Warehouse Management Systems and Transportation Management Systems.

TEXTBOOK: This course requires a textbook. For information on how to purchase your textbook, click here.

 

Introduction to Procurement

39 Hours
Participants will learn the essentials of determining quantity, specifications and price, which are the cornerstone of procurement. This course covers a variety of procurement scenarios: repetitive purchases of production materials, procuring one-time, low-cost items, large capital goods acquisition and securing commodities under long-term supply contracts. Participants will discuss opportunities and challenges of international or domestic procurement and gain a broad understanding of the role of procurement and the various ways it can be organized.


TEXTBOOK: 
This course requires a textbook. For information on how to purchase your textbook, click here.

 

Introduction to Transportation

39 Hours
Participants will learn the advantages and limitations of four modes of transportation: road, rail, air and water, as well as intermodal transportation. Topics covered include the role of freight forwarders, brokers and integrated transportation companies. This course will introduce participants to transportation documentation and allow them to experience basic load planning. Participants will gain an overview of contracts, insurance, customs clearance and letters of credit and examine the fundamentals of Incoterms and their impact on buyer-seller responsibility for transportation.

TEXTBOOK: This course requires a textbook. For information on how to purchase your textbook, click here.


Introduction to Operations Management

39 Hours
This course will familiarize participants with operations in manufacturing, distribution and service organizations. Students will learn the basics of location selection and layout, capacity planning and scheduling and the key concepts of Just-in-Time, Lean Production, Optimum Production Theory, Theory of Constraints and Materials Requirements Planning. Participants will discuss the challenges of balancing capacity with demand and will be introduced to forecasting techniques, demand planning and inventory ordering. Quality systems and continuous improvement methodologies, including Deming, Juran, ISO 9000 and Six Sigma, will also be addressed.

TEXTBOOK: This course requires a textbook. For information on how to purchase your textbook, click here.

 

Introduction to Finance & Accounting

14 Hours
This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of how finance impacts supply management. Participants learn basic accounting and finance terminology, how to read financial statements and how decisions are made. Students will be introduced to interpreting financial information using key ratios and to the principles of accounting and budgeting. Participants will gain an understanding of how supply management practitioners make a business case for an investment and evaluate investment opportunities.

PRE-COURSE READING: This course requires all students to complete pre-course reading before the course start date. Please visit iLearn.keyano.ca to access your pre-course package. Students who do not complete the pre-course reading will find it difficult to succeed in this course.


Introduction to Business Planning

14 Hours
This seminar provides an overview of organizational strategic planning and the basic elements of a strategic analysis (SWOT). Course content will introduce the Porter 5-Forces model for analyzing the competitive environment, as well as critical success factors, strategic maps and company positioning and strategic models such as low-cost, differentiation and niche. Participants will discuss strategic plan development in a supply management role and the connections between strategic plans and budgets.

PRE-COURSE READING:
This course requires all students to complete pre-course reading before the course start date. Please visit iLearn.keyano.ca to access your pre-course package. Students who do not complete the pre-course reading will find it difficult to succeed in this course.


Introduction to Marketing

14 Hours
Participants will learn about marketing principles and the role of marketing in supply management. Course content will address the differences between marketing and sales, marketing products and services, as well as business to business and business-to-consumer marketing. Key topics include market research, competition evaluation, market segmentation and selection, the marketing mix and the “4 Ps” of marketing (product, pricing, place and promotion). Strategies for market leaders and market followers will also be outlined.

PRE-COURSE READING: This course requires all students to complete pre-course reading before the course start date. Please visit iLearn.keyano.ca to access your pre-course package. Students who do not complete the pre-course reading will find it difficult to succeed in this course.


Communication and Relational Skills

21 Hours
Listening skills, persuasive oral and written communication and the ability to distill complex issues to all stakeholders are competencies essential to the successful Supply Chain Professional. In this workshop, participants learn how to build effective inter-organizational supply chain relationships through compelling reports and presentations, persuasive communication skills and an understanding of non-verbal communication practices.

PRE-COURSE READING: This course requires all students to complete pre-course reading prior to the course start date. Please visit iLearn.keyano.ca to access your pre-course package. Students who do not complete the pre-course reading will find it difficult to succeed in this course.


Negotiation Skills*

28 Hours
Negotiation skills are an essential competency for managers, and especially those responsible for supply chain management. This workshop provides students with a roadmap for leading or participating in successful negotiations. Participants will focus on the entire negotiation process and learn the activities and techniques used from the preparation stage to face-to-face negotiations. Course content covers understanding the other negotiator, responding to power imbalances and building longer-term relationships. Interactive exercises, including negotiation simulations and role-playing exercises, feature prominently and allow participants to fine-tune negotiating skills.

PRE-COURSE READING: This course requires all students to complete pre-course reading before the course start date. Please visit iLearn.keyano.ca to access your pre-course package. Students who do not complete the pre-course reading will find it difficult to succeed in this course.


Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management*

14 Hours
Competitive bidding and contract management, if not handled properly, can lead to serious legal and financial consequences for any organization. This workshop looks at the conditions for successful competitive bidding and the elements of the bidding process, including Requests for Proposals and Requests for Quotes, electronic tendering, types of contracts and contract law, writing contract terms and contract management from performance review to dispute resolution and termination.

PRE-COURSE READING: This course requires all students to complete pre-course reading prior to the course start date. Please visit iLearn.keyano.ca to access your pre-course package. Students who do not complete the pre-course reading will find it difficult to succeed in this course.


*ADVANCED STANDING

Students who wish to enroll in the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program must complete the Supply Management Training Program and these Advanced Standing courses: Principles of Financial Management (1 day online), Supply Chain Operations Workflow (1 day online), Case Study Report Writing (1 day online).

Additionally, students must have the following prerequisites before enrolling in the SCMP Designation Program: Completion of the Business Degree/ Diploma or Management Studies (Introduction to Business, Accounting, Finance, Business Communications, Marketing, Economics, and Organizational Behaviour - minimum of 6 courses).

The combination of the above requirements exempts students from the following courses in the Supply Chain Management Professional Designation Program:
• Module #1: Supply Chain Management (13 weeks)
• Module #3: Logistics and Transportation (13 weeks)
• Communications and Relational Skills (3 days)
• Negotiation Skills (4 days)
• Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Management (2 days)

The Supply Chain Management Association recognizes prior supply chain management education from postsecondary institutions accredited by the association. SCMA has therefore allowed for both individual advanced standing as well as program-to-program advanced standing acquired through a post-secondary degree program accredited by SCMA.

NOTE: Advanced academic standing is subject to approval. You will receive a letter of confirmation when your information has been assessed. Please allow four to six weeks for your application to be processed. Candidates who have not completed a degree/diploma but have taken some business courses at the university or college level can apply for exemptions against individual business courses.

For more information please visit the SCMA website or email Millete Gutierrez at mgutierrez@scmaab.ca



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