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Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Fanshawe College
30 weeks
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
London (Ontario, Canada)
January 2021

Program description

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management - Logistics (Co-op) program will satisfy all of your managerial ambitions within this field. This one-year graduate certificate is designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in the logistics and supply chain sector. You’ll be trained to join private or public sectors, learning how to analyze on computer software, while nurturing your negotiating skills. Examining managerial accounting, and professional communication, you will also learn the finer points of material sourcing, distribution management and risk assessment. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to improve an organization's operations and profitability. You’ll be in demand with career options in procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes. Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format with a September and January admission.

If you are thinking about completing your diploma online you can assess your readiness with Fanshawe's Online Readiness Indicator, a measure of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment is the right fit for you. We also have a handy checklist to guide you along the way to becoming an online learner.

A common first level with our Operations Management graduate program allows you to complete both programs in just three semesters ... that's two graduate certificate credentials in just one year!

Supply Chain Canada: Professionals advancing the future. Articulation agreements exist with Supply Chain Canada which provides advanced standing in the Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation program.

This program has both on-campus and online learning options. Please note that the online learning is only open to Canadian students.

A part-time version of this program is also available.

Admission requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree

(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)


Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*


Five years of work experience in the supply chain management field as judged by the College to be equivalent*

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESl4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Professional Communication
  • Contract, Domestic & International Law
  • Business Processes for SCM Leaders
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Operations Management
  • Domestic & International Sourcing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Inventory & Distribution Management
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • Quality Management
  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Group 2

Students will be enrolled in one of the following courses:

  • Project Management
  • Innovation Applications

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,825.83 CAD, and the total fees are 2,835.50 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,596.00 CAD, and the total fees are 9,211.65 CAD.

For more detailed information about fees, please visit the institute webpage.


Credential - Ontario College Graduate Certificate

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge of the functional components within logistics to the interrelationships in the integrated supply chain;
  2. Employ a working knowledge of best practices in supply chain management;
  3. Apply the basics of purchasing and supplier management to current best practices;
  4. Apply knowledge of forecasting and inventory management theories and methodologies;
  5. Use logistics technology tools and resources, in order to comply with the requirements of logistics/supply chain management;
  6. Utilize information technology systems proficiently to support logistics management decisions;
  7. Evaluate and select warehousing and transportation options and recommend appropriate solutions for business requirements;
  8. Apply the basics of financial management including cost and managerial accounting;
  9. Participate effectively in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects;
  10. Conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, regulations, safety requirements, and professional standards;
  11. Conduct business in the international marketplace;
  12. Apply understanding of human resources management and organizational behaviour to establish and maintain effective teamwork relationships;
  13. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, as required in a business culture;
  14. Apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as required in logistics/supply chain management;
  15. Present oneself professionally to, and within, the marketplace;
  16. Apply knowledge of the relationship of customer service to logistics/supply chain management;
  17. Apply the basics of sales and marketing functions and their interrelationship within the supply chain;

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of supply chain management roles, from entry-level to more senior positions, in service, manufacturing or government sectors, depending on prior education and work experience. Graduates will be in high demand in all functions of the supply chain, including procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes.

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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