Logistics & Supply Chain Management | Commonwealth College
Course Description

With businesses increasingly looking at controlling supply chain and logistics costs effectively there is a huge demand for employees with the required and updated skill-set and knowledge on the subject.

Our intensive Diploma program provides you with necessary knowledge including handy updated tools, processed and technology, training you to be job-ready in less than a year. On receiving your diploma you can find employment in sectors like automobile, e-commerce, retail, technology, FMCG and logistics companies. You can find employment in industries involving Manufacturing, logistics, production, consumer packaged goods, freight forwarding, Export/ Import operations, Distribution warehousing or theTransportation sector. The Supply Chain Management – Logistics program helps you to develop strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills.

WHAT YOU COULD EARN UNDER A YEAR

$25,748 – $52,701

PROGRAM LENGTH

Theory 635 hours
Practicals 225 hours
Practicum 160 hours
Total 1020 hours

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Financial Aid

We have a dedicated team of Student Funding Administrators who can discuss all the available options with you and help you in qualifying for a funding.

Course Fee
Registration Fee : $ 225.00 CAD
Tuition Fee : $ 10,351.49 CAD
Training Completion Fund (TCF) : $ 103.51 CAD
Other Fees : $ 250.00 CAD
Total Payment of Program : $ 10,930.00 CAD
Courses Covered
Course Description

Operations management is one of the major functions of any organization and it is an exciting and vital field in today’s complex business world. Operations management integrally relate to all other business functions, therefore, students in logistics and supply chain management diploma program must understand operations – an essential function in every business.

This course will introduce students to the five major decision areas in operations management: process, quality, capacity, inventory and supply chain. Along with this, students will understand the operation’s objectives related to both manufacturing and service organizations.

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Practical 20 hours
Practicum
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the importance of operations management and the essence of cross-functional decision making.
  • DESCRIBE the types of processes in a business and four models of organizational performance.
  • EXPLAIN five competitive priorities and critical decisions involved in achieving competitive advantage.
  • EXPLAIN steps involved in product and service development.
  • EXPLAIN product-process matrix and service-positioning matrix.
  • APPLY process analysis techniques.
  • DESCRIBE lean principles, seven forms of waste and lean tools.
  • PRACTICE lean tools through kaizen approach.
  • EXPLAIN qualitative and quantitative quality control tools.
  • APPLY seven quality control tools.
  • DESCRIBE capacity planning issues at strategic, tactical and operational levels.
  • APPLY aggregate planning strategies to determine workforce levels.
  • APPLY job sequencing rules, single machine scheduling and finite scheduling principles.
Course Description

Comprehensive coverage of contemporary organizational behaviour topics through a flexible hybrid of text and online resources. Includes discussion of the Milgram and Zimbardo experiments, the science of persuasion, and enhanced coverage of job design.

Course Duration
Theory 20 hours
Practical
Practicum
Total 20 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Identify the important system components of an organization
  • Describe the cultural differences in motivation
  • Identify the factors that influence group behaviour
  • Describe how empowerment relates to self-managed teams
  • Explain how organizations can improve the quality of decisions through participation
  • Discuss the differences between leadership and management and between leaders and managers
  • Identify five styles of conflict management
Course Description

Students will gain confidence in their communication skills, better preparing them for both their academic career and beyond

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Practical
Practicum
Total 60 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Use intercultural communication strategies to prevent miscommunication
  • Know the purpose of a message, anticipate its audience, and select the best communication channel for it
  • Improve your message by using style effectively
  • Improve clarity in business messages
  • Use social media networks professionally
  • Write negative messages for client/customer situations: collections, refusals (e.g., denying requests or claims), and situations when customers are disappointed.
  • Demonstrate professional telephone skills and voice mail etiquette
Course Description

In the computer applications course students receive hands-on use of Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Completion of this course will result in MS Office applications knowledge and skills.

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Practical 20 hours
Practicum
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Create a document in Microsoft Word with formatting
  • Write functions in Microsoft Excel to perform basic calculations and to convert number to text and text to number
  • Create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint that is interactive with legible content
Course Description

Warehouses are the points in the supply chain where product pauses briefly and is touched. Warehouses consume both space and time (person-hours), both of which are an expense. Modern warehouses are an essential component of the supply chain puzzle as warehouses provide the value-added role, for instance, reverse logistics, kitting, refurbishment, mixing, repair, etc.

In this course, students will learn about the value-added roles of warehouses, warehousing activities, storage and handling equipment, the role of communication technologies, people management and the latest warehouse trends.

Course Duration
Theory 40 hours
Practical 20 hours
Practicum
Total 60 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the role of warehousing in the supply chain as a value-added activity.
  • EXPLAIN the importance of inventory, stock analysis and control, and product classification.
  • DESCRIBE the warehouse operating principles.
  • IDENTIFY different storage and handling equipment used in the warehouses.
  • DESCRIBE warehouse communication technologies and regulations.
  • DESCRIBE contemporary warehousing issues related to outsourcing, cost, service level and regulations.
  • DESCRIBE importance of people management and development trends.
Course Description

Demand forecasting is a key operation planning activity and plays a crucial role in the management of every business by providing insight into the organization’s capital investment and expansion decisions. The success of modern businesses highly depends on the principles of effective demand and supply management.

This fundamental course will introduce students to the key elements of demand planning, including its principles, tools and techniques, contemporary approaches, and metrics and roles. The course examines both the qualitative and quantitative demand forecasting methods.

Course Duration
Theory 10 hours
Practical 10 hours
Practicum
Total 20 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the quantitative and qualitative demand forecasting techniques.
  • APPLY time-series analysis models without and with seasonality and trend.
  • APPLY demand forecast error calculation techniques to determine the best forecasting method.
Course Description

 

Course Duration
Theory 40 hours
Practical 20 hours
Practicum
Total 60 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the impact of information systems on individuals, organizations, economy and Society.
  • EXPLAIN the role of information systems in business processes and decision making.
  • DISCUSS hardware, software and cloud computing decisions and their implications
  • DESCRIBE IS as a tool for competitive advantage
  • DESCRIBE information systems within the organization
  • PERFORM multi-dimensional analysis using PowerBI and pivot tables.
  • DISCUSS privacy concerns and ethical issues associated with information systems
Course Description

Inventory management plays an important role in an organization’s financial performance, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. Dependent and independent demand inventory management is crucial to strike a proper balance in meeting the strategic objective.

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of dependent and independent demand inventory management techniques. Students will apply P and Q inventory management systems to determine to reorder point and optimal inventory levels.

Course Duration
Theory 20 hours
Practical 20 hours
Practicum
Total 40 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • APPLY Q-System to manage independent demand inventories.
  • APPLY P-System and other techniques to manage independent demand inventories.
  • DESCRIBE dependent demand inventory principles.
  • DEVELOP single level and multi-level MRP records to manage dependent demand inventories.
Course Description

In the modern business environment, managers, employees, and consumers all need knowledge of and skill in business mathematics. For business students, it is very important to have practical knowledge of applying mathematical techniques to generate information and knowledge from the collected data.

This course will help students to increase the mathematics knowledge, to develop the skills at applying this knowledge, and to introduce students to business application areas. Students will learn basic skills in mathematics and knowledge of the fundamentals of business practices and money management.

Course Duration
Theory 30 hours
Practical 10 hours
Practicum
Total 40 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • APPLY fundamental applications and Measurement Systems
  • UNDERSTAND and APPLY Percentage applications such as commissions, discounts, and markup.
  • DESCRIBE and CALCULATE simple interest, installment purchases, discounting and compound interest.
  • DESCRIBE and CALCULATE inventory, turnover, depreciation, income statements and operating ratios.
  • APPLY business statistics to logistics and supply chain applications.
Course Description

This course will introduce students to the economic way of thinking. Students will understand concepts such as; demand and supply, elasticity, efficiency and equity, output and costs, perfect competition and monopoly.

The student needs to see economics as a lens that sharpens the focus on real-world issues and events, and not as a series of logical exercises with no real purpose.

Course Duration
Theory 20 hours
Practical 20 hours
Practicum
Total 40 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE economics and the economic way of thinking.
  • EXPLAIN the economic problem and opportunities to expand future production possibilities, change what we produce, and destroy and create jobs.
  • DESCRIBE the demand and supply model to achieve a competitive market.
  • EXPLAIN the aggregate supply and aggregate demand.
  • DESCRIBE the relationship between aggregate expenditure and aggregate demand.
  • EXPLAIN aggregate demand shocks and aggregate supply shocks create the business cycle.
Course Description

Business Logistics & transportation is a broad, diverse industry that involves a broad range of activities and services. For instance, shipping and receiving of goods, imports, exports, document control, transportation planning, dealing with different modes of transportation, etc. to enable value-added supply chain activities. Transportation is a supply chain enabler to achieve perfect order by delivering right product/service, at the right time, right cost, right quality and the right time.

In this course, students will learn the about the role of transportation as value-added service in supply chains, five modes of transportation and their cost structure, 3PL activities, risk management in transportation and global transportation issues.

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Practical 20 hours
Practicum
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the value-added role and importance of transportations in global supply chains
  • DISCUSS the impact of transportation has on the economy.
  • ARTICULATE the benefits and issues related to the latest technology implementations in the transportation sector.
  • DESCRIBE different pricing strategies and different forms of rates used in the transportation.
  • CALCULATE cost of both truckload and less-than-truckload freight movers
  • DESCRIBE the motor carrier industry structure and operational costs
  • DESCRIBE the railroad industry structure and operational costs
  • DESCRIBE the airlines, water careers, and pipelines industry structure, and operational costs
  • IDENTIFY different types of 3PL providers
  • DISCUSS the role and importance of 3PL integration
  • DESCRIBE the transportation management risks and mitigation strategies
  • DESCRIBE the importance of global transportation and capabilities of ocean, air and intermodal transportation in moving freight globally
  • DISCUSS governmental roles in transportation, regulations and sustainability challenges such as environmental issues, congestion, etc.
Course Description

There is a great demand for project managers in the industry. Despite your program, project management is a very important skill to acquire as you will be involved in small to large projects at your workplace.

This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to manage work projects efficiently and reach your project goals successfully. Students will be exposed to project management phases (initiation, planning, performing and closing), budgeting, risk management, conflict management, team management, and ethical issues.

Course Duration
Theory 50 hours
Practical 30 hours
Practicum
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the project management fundamentals, project integration management, and stakeholder management.
  • EXPLAIN the process involved in identifying and selecting projects and developing the project proposals.
  • DESCRIBE the process involved in defining scope, quality, responsibility assignment matrix, activity sequence and developing the schedule.
  • CALCULATE the earliest start, earliest finish, latest start, latest finish, total slack, and critical path.
  • DESCRIBE risk management and project closing process.
  • APPLY risk management principles to develop risk assessment matrix.
  • EXPLAIN the responsibilities of the project manager and project team.
  • DESCRIBE project communication, diversity, and ethical issues.
Course Description

Contemporary marketing is all about creating customer value and engagement in a fast-­changing, increasingly digital and social marketplace. Students will understand marketing in the context of logistics and supply chain management program.

This introductory course addresses the basic principles of marketing. Students will learn about the marketing process, customer relationship management, the importance of gaining customer insights, sustainable marketing and ethics.

Course Duration
Theory 30 hours
Practical 10 hours
Practicum
Total 40 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the importance of marketing and the marketing process to create and capture customer value
  • DESCRIBE marketing’s role in strategic planning to build customer relationships
  • EXPLAIN sustainable marketing, social responsibility and marketing ethics
  • DESCRIBE micro and macro marketing environments
  • EXPLAIN the importance of understanding consumer and business buyer behavior
  • DESCRIBE the importance of customer segmentation and the product development and management process
  • DESCRIBE different types of product pricing strategies
  • DESCRIBE various marketing channels and the importance of these marketing channels in supply chain management
Course Description

Procurement is also known as purchasing management. Procurement plays a vital role in effective supply chain management. The challenges experienced by organizations are asking for diverse skill set from supply chain management students.

This course will introduce students to the essentials of the procurement process. Students will learn about the procurement operations structure, strategic sourcing, strategic sourcing process, measuring procurement process performance, global procurement and future trends.

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Practical 20 hours
Practicum
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the importance of purchasing in supply chains and value chains
  • EXPLAIN the purchasing process and different type of purchases made by an organization
  • DESCRIBE the importance of policies and procedures
  • EXPLAIN the role of cross-functional teams in promoting integration
  • DESCRIBE the differences between centralized, center-led and decentralized, and forms of the purchasing organization
  • DESCRIBE the category strategy process and reverse auctions
  • DESCRIBE the supplier selection process and the importance of financial analysis
  • DESCRIBE principles of quality management in the procurement process
  • EXPLAIN supply management and development process in developing a world-class supply chain
  • DESCRIBE strategic cost management process and collaborative approaches to cost control
  • APPLY process analysis, value stream mapping and lean management to improve the procurement process
  • DESCRIBE the importance of transportation, third-party logistics services, and supply chain information systems in procurement
  • EXPLAIN key purchasing and supply chain measures and future procurement trends
Course Description

This course will introduce students to the legal principles relevant to business students. This course is not intended to provide legal advice. Students will be introduced to the legal system and processes in Canada, constitution and division of powers, alternative dispute resolutions, torts and professional liability.

Course Duration
Theory 20 hours
Practical
Practicum
Total 20 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE process involved and different options available to manage the legal affairs.
  • EXPLAIN the difference between the Canadian the civil law and common law
  • DESCRIBE the elements of Canada’s constitution and human rights legislation.
  • EXPLAIN the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods and court systems in Canada.
  • EXPLAIN the international torts and torts impacting the business
  • DESCRIBE the importance of professional liability and insurance.
Course Description

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of competitive contracting and successful negotiations. Contract management is an essential part of supply chain management to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Students will learn elements of competitive contracting, factors affecting the contractual relationships, end of a contractual relationship, partnerships and intellectual property.

Course Duration
Theory 40 hours
Practical
Practicum
Total 40 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • DESCRIBE the elements of a contract such as a consensus and consideration
  • DISCUSS the additional components of a contract such as capacity, legality, and intention
  • DESCRIBE the factors affecting the contractual relationship
  • DISCUSS how does a contractual relationship end
  • DESCRIBE agency relationship, corporation and distinguish three types of business organization used in Canada
  • DISCUSS the obligations of employers and employees
  • DESCRIBE how the common law protects confidential information and trade secrets
  • DISCUSS the competing interests of economic growth and environmental protection
  • EXPLAIN the priorities of creditors such as guarantees, forms of security and bankruptcy
  • DESCRIBE the importance of sales and consumer protection
Course Description

Students will learn effective strategies and methods for finding, applying, interviewing and getting a job

Course Duration
Theory 15 hours
Practical 5 hours
Practicum
Total 20 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • organize an effective job search
  • develop a personal brand statement
  • Explore career fields and workplace possibilities
  • plan and write winning resumes that capture prospective employers’ attention and lead to interviews
  • find and apply for jobs that are a best fit
  • use cover letters to encourage hiring
  • apply strategies for getting an interview
  • Turn rejection notices into tools to help improve and move forward
  • grow a career successfully
Course Description

 

Eligibility

Grade 12 or equivalent, or mature student status plus successful completion of college entrance test

Admissions Requirements

  • Canadian High School Graduation or equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Test of adult basic education administered
  • Interview with Admissions Advisor
Career Opportunities
  • Production Coordinator
  • Consultant
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Software Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Fulfillment Supervisor
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Inventory Specialist
  • Distribution Clerk
Funding Options

Student may be eligible, if qualified, for Federal and Provincial loans, grants or awards. Students may also qualify for EI, Band Funding, MMF Funding or even loans facilitated by us.
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I wanted a career, not just a job and at Commonwealth College they have small classes and they have instructors that actually work in the field that they teach. I am ready to start my new career and its not even been a year! Oh and I saved bigtime on tuition too.


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