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Supply Chain Management and Logistics Program
Qualify for growing job opportunities in procurement, transportation, warehousing, and production. Program approved by Supply Chain Canada. Study online and be ready for work in just 12 months.
What is Supply Chain and Logistics Management?
Supply chain and logistics management involves moving a product through every stage of manufacturing and distribution. Every product you buy goes through a supply chain to get from the factory to your store shelf.
Supply chain professionals handle every aspect of the process, including:
- Sourcing raw materials needed for production
- Finding suppliers and negotiating contracts
- Organizing the warehouse
- Coordinating shipping and delivery schedules
- Handling client inquiries
- Resolving delays and materials shortages
- Conducting market research
Herzing College Supply Chain Management and Logistics Program
Herzing College Winnipeg offers an accelerated Supply Chain Management and Logistics program. Training is delivered online for maximum flexibility, and takes just one year to complete.
- 12-month Supply Chain Management and Logistics diploma program
- Endorsed by Supply Chain Canada
- Delivered online (fit coursework around your schedule)
- 6-week supply chain internship
- Easily connect with your instructor whenever you need support
- Financial aid available for those who qualify
- Enroll at any time
Our Partnership with Supply Chain Canada
- Herzing is the only private career college in Manitoba offering a Supply Chain Management program endorsed by Supply Chain Canada, the country’s leading association of supply chain management professionals
- In addition to a Herzing diploma, our graduates receive a Supply Management Training (SMT) diploma from Supply Chain Canada
Supply chain and logistics professionals are in demand. This field is quickly growing in Canada and across the globe:
- The global supply chain management market is expected to grow 11.2% from 2020 to 2027
- Waves of retirements are creating supply chain labour shortages in many parts of Canada
- Big increase in online shopping is driving employment in transportation logistics, procurement, purchasing, warehousing, and more
Manitoba Job Options in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Manitoba offers a wide range of job opportunities in supply chain management and logistics. Typical job titles include:
- Materials handler
- Procurement agent
- Logistics clerk
- Shipper and receiver
- Purchasing clerk
- Warehouse manager
- Supply chain coordinator
Herzing’s Supply Chain Management and Logistics program teaches practical skills for managing every stage in the supply process.
In this program you will learn:
- Fundamentals of accounting, finance, and strategic business planning for supply chain management
- The basics of contract law, and how to create an effective procurement contract with a supplier
- Tactics for managing operations at factories and warehouses to ensure successful order creation and delivery
- How the procurement process works, including selecting suppliers
- The logistics and procedures for transporting goods by air, railway, water, and highway
- How to become an effective negotiator within the supply chain field
- Project management and leadership skills to advance your supply chain career
Click to see a detailed description of each course.
The goal of this course is to enable procurement students to: better understand procurement contracts; improve their relationship with the procurement lawyers at their organizations, and better represent their organization to external stakeholders, suppliers in particular. More specifically, this course exposes participants to a brief introduction to eight (8) areas of contract law subject most relevant to sourcing professionals: the basics of contract formation; basics of contract interpretation; the concept of “good faith;” making contracts better with certainty; representations and warranties; assignment; termination; as well as indemnity and liability.
This course teaches the basics of accounting and finance for supply management. The focus is on practical accounting and financial skills. In order to understand the context for numerical analysis, some background and theory of business operations will be covered.
The goal of this course is to assist participants in understanding how an organization can use strategy formulation and implementation to take advantage of opportunity and mitigate risk at all levels of the organization, including supply management. In an attempt to help the participant internalize the material, certain exercises will focus on the participant’s career plan using the methodology and tools covered.
The goal of this course is to have participants appreciate the big picture of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and recognize that through its evolution SCM has driven significant value and competitive advantage to those organizations that expend efforts in their SCM activities. Essentially SCM boils down to ensuring that your customer’s needs are satisfied through the effective management of processes and activities, from the sourcing of materials and services, through the conversion/production phases, then finally to the customer through a distribution network.
Marketing is the business’s link to its external environment. The role of marketing is to reach out into the environment and attract and retain those customers whose needs they can satisfy. The start of the marketing process, therefore, is an assessment of changes in the environment that give rise to unmet customer needs that could result in new products/services. As a company cannot be all things to all customers, a selection of the group of customers to target must be made.
Operations management is the art and science of ensuring that goods and services are created and delivered successfully to customers. This course will cover the basic aspects of this field of study at the tactical level. The focus of this course is on matters of tactical significance to operations management staff who would be employed at factories, warehouses and service operations.
The goal of this course is to help participants understand the procurement process and appreciate how it fits into the overall field of supply management. The procurement process extends well beyond the boundaries of the procurement department. For instance, senior management will be heavily involved in selecting supply partners. Similarly, design departments will be heavily involved in selecting key technologies, which will have major implications in selecting suppliers. However, in most organizations, the procurement department plays an integral role in all major procurement activities, in either a lead or a supporting role.
Transportation of goods is a key element of Supply Chain Management (SCM) as it provides the physical flow of the goods and transportation systems often provide a great deal of the knowledge or information to make SCM work well.The goal of this course is to have participants appreciate how to use transportation to gain maximum value and competitive advantage in their supply chain management activities. Upon completion of this course, they should be better able to work with or potentially within the transportation function.
The goal of this course is to develop the abilities of SCML students to become more effective negotiators. This course is supported by selected chapters of Leigh Thompson’s The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator, along with several articles on negotiation in the supply chain context and several role simulations.This course focuses on issues in negotiation, such as assessing your own negotiating skills and assessing the other party’s; differentiating between distributive and integrative negotiation; establishing trust and building relationships; and power, persuasion and ethics.
Supply chain leaders and supply chain management professionals lead groups of people and manage change. The objective of this workshop is to develop the oral and written communication skills of SCML students to enable them to meet their professional goals. This course focuses on strategic issues in communication and relational skills. Candidates will develop the skills to effectively communicate in an organization, and manage strategic information sharing within supply chains.
This seminar provides an opportunity for the student to apply the techniques and processes for developing a career path and to learn lifetime career management tools and skills. Topics include career-planning, job searching, developing career search documents, refining interview skills, and preparing for a new position.
The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to Supply Chain Management and Logistics. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting. The duration of the internship is one and one half months, during which the student must satisfactorily complete 240 hours spread over 6 weeks of work.
William immigrated to Canada when he was 8 years old. The language, the people and the culture was foreign to him and it was tough at times but he still wanted to learn all he could about this great country and his new home. William started his procurement career at Standard Knitting (Tundra) as a buyer importing yarn from all over the world for sweaters. Besides working with the Herzing family, he is currently an Associate Category Manager with Cabela’s Canada head office in Winnipeg where he works with a budget into the millions of dollars. With over 20 years of Supply Chain experience, he has been imparting his knowledge on to his students at Herzing as they embark in their own careers since 2016.
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- Pass an entrance test administered by Herzing College
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Note: admission to some programs may include additional requirements
12 Months (20 hours/week)
Includes 6 week internship
Your Next Steps
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Why Choose this Program?
- Get to work faster with our accelerated 12-month diploma program
- We’re the only private career college in Manitoba to receive endorsement from Supply Chain Canada
- Graduates receive a dual diploma: one diploma from Herzing, and another Supply Chain Management Training (SMT) diploma from Supply Chain Canada
- Get real work experience with a 6-week supply chain internship
- Study with experienced supply chain and logistics professionals
- Learn online with our user-friendly online learning system
- Get instructor support whenever you need it
- Enjoy the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP), which lets you take additional courses after graduation, tuition-free!