Supply Management Training

Keyano College's Supply Management Training program covers the essential tools and techniques that you'll need to operate and manage today's demanding supply chain environment. We offer the program's courses and seminars in partnership with the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA).

Admission requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrolling in individual Supply Management Training (SMT) courses and seminars. You can enroll in any single course or seminar. If you'd like to complete the entire program, you must register with Alberta Institute SCMA before you start.

Program structure

You will access iLearn for course materials and online components. This increases the accessibility and flexibility of the program. Business and soft skill seminars are only available in class. You can buy any required textbooks at Keyano Bookstore.

Spring 2019 Schedule
Course Code Semester Course Date/Day Time Room Tuition
CESUPLY230-01 Spring Negotiation Skills May 11-12, 25-26, 2019, (Sat-Sun) 8am - 4pm BL252 $1,495
CESUPLY250-01 Spring Competitive Bidding June 8 & 9, 2019, (Sat-Sun) 8am - 4pm BL254 $695

Course Schedule 2019/2020

Course Code Semester Course Date/Day Time Room Tuition
CESUPLY201-01 Winter Intro to Finance & Accounting January 18-19, 2020 (Sat-Sun) 8:00am - 4:00pm BL142 $625
CESUPLY204-01 Winter Intro to Marketing February 22-23, 2020 (Sat-Sun) 8:00am - 4:00pm BL142 $625
CESUPLY210-01 Winter Communication & Relational Skills March 14-15, 2020 (Sat-Sun) 8:00am - 4:00pm BL142 $625
CESUPLY203-01 Winter Intro to Business Planning April 18-19, 2020 (Sat-Sun) 8:00am - 4:00pm BL142 $625
CESUPLY230-01 Spring Negotiation May 9-10, May 23-24, 2020 (Sat-Sun) 8:00am - 4:00pm BL144 $1035
CESUPLY250-01 Spring Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation & Contract Mgmt. June 6-7, 2020 (Sat-Sun) 8:00am - 4:00pm BL142 $625

 

Courses and seminars

These courses and seminars meet the full standard of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector National Accreditation Program, which recognizes programs that meet the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council's national standards, reflect industry needs, and include educators' best practices.

You can complete this program in one year depending on course availability. A minimum of 80% attendance is required in all courses. The passing grade for all courses is 60%.

Supply Management Training Online

All four introduction technical courses and three advanced standing courses are available online. Business and soft skill seminars are only available in class.

Apply for admission to the SMT program

Visit your provincial or territorial website on SCMA to apply for admission to the SMT program. Enrolment in the program is optional but must be submitted in order to receive the certification once all course components are complete.

Register at the portal 

If you have registered with SCMA before, please use the same primary email address to login and password. If you are new to the system you will be required to create an online user account following the instructions below. Once you have completed the login process you can register for the course you want and complete your payment.

Students can sign up for a login and password as follows and then can register and pay for the courses they wish from the list available. Advanced Standing Courses and PSPP101 Introduction to Public Sector Procurement are also available for registration on the course list.

Pre-course reading

Visit iLearn to access your pre-course packages. Some courses require you to complete pre-course reading and/or assignments before starting class.

Introduction of Logistics (SMT Online Technical Core Course)

Introduction of Logistics is a 39-hour course that explores interconnections between procurement, operations and transportation. You'll learn how to tailor large orders to achieve low unit costs while minimizing the order's size to use warehouse space effectively and prevent inventory obsolescence. The course addresses options of using a few centralized warehouses versus multiple distributed warehouses.

Other course 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.

Introduction to Procurement (SMT Online Technical Core Course)

Introduction to Procurement is a 39-hour course that teaches you the essentials of procurement, including how to determine quantity, specifications and price. You'll discuss opportunities and challenges of international or domestic procurement.

You'll learn how to control different procurement situations, including:

  • Repetitive purchases of production materials
  • One-time procurement
  • Handling low-cost items
  • Acquiring large capital goods
  • Securing commodities under long-term supply contracts

Introduction to Transportation (SMT Online Technical Core Course)

Introduction to Transportation is a 39-hour course that covers the advantages and limitations of four modes of transportation: road, rail, air and water, as well as intermodal transportation. Course topics include the role of freight forwarders, brokers and integrated transportation companies. This course will introduce you to transportation documentation and basic load planning. You'll 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.

Introduction to Operations Management (SMT Online Technical Core Course)

Introduction to Operations Management is a 39-hour course that covers the fundamentals of operations in manufacturing, distribution and service organizations. You'll learn the basics of location selection and layout, inventory ordering, and capacity planning and scheduling. The course addresses quality systems and continuous improvement methodologies, including Deming, Juran, ISO 9000 and Six Sigma. You'll also discuss the challenges of balancing capacity with demand and study key concepts including Just-in-Time, Lean Production, Optimum Production Theory, Theory of Constraints and Materials Requirements Planning.

Introduction to Finance & Accounting

Introduction to Finance & Accounting is a 14-hour seminar that gives you a comprehensive overview of how finance impacts supply management. You'll learn basic accounting and finance terminology, how to read financial statements and how financial decisions are made. The seminar introduces how to interpret financial information using key ratios and principles of accounting and budgeting. You'll gain an understanding of how supply management practitioners make a business case for an investment and evaluate investment opportunities.

If you do not complete the pre-course reading, you will find it difficult to succeed in this course.

Introduction to Business Planning

Introduction to Business Planning is a 14-hour seminar overviews organizational strategic planning and the basic elements of a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats). The seminar introduces 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. You'll discuss strategic plan development in a supply management role and the connections between strategic plans and budgets.

If you do not complete the pre-course reading, you will find it difficult to succeed in this course.

Introduction to Marketing

Introduction to Marketing is a 14-hour course that covers marketing principles and the role of marketing in supply management. You'll learn 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 P's of marketing (product, pricing, place and promotion). The course also outlines strategies for market leaders and market followers.

If you do not complete the pre-course reading, you will find it difficult to succeed in this course.

Communication and Relational Skills

Communication and Relational Skills is a 14-hour workshop that will help you build listening skills, persuasive oral and written communication, and communicate complex issues to all stakeholders. You'll 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.

If you do not complete the pre-course reading, you will find it difficult to succeed in this course.

Negotiation Skills

Negotiation Skills is a 28-hour workshop that focuses on the negotiation process. Negotiation skills are an essential competency for managers, and especially those responsible for supply chain management. You'll learn the skills used for the preparation stage up to face-to-face negotiations.

The course content covers understanding the other negotiator, responding to power imbalances, and building longer-term relationships. Fine-tune your negotiating skills through interactive exercises and negotiation simulations.

Negotiation Skills applies for advanced standing. If you do not complete the pre-course reading, you will find it difficult to succeed in this course.

Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management

The Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management is a 14-hour workshop that covers the conditions for successful competitive bidding and the elements of the bidding process. Course topics include 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.

Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management applies for advanced standing. If you do not complete the pre-course reading, you will find it difficult to succeed in this course.

Advanced standing

If you'd like to apply for the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation, you can apply courses from the Supply Management Training program. Learn more about Advanced Standing and Exemptions from SCMA.