Program Code: COWD 105
Credential: Certificate of Completion
Program Length: 12 weeks
Start Date: September 18, 2023 | Please review the information available on this website and use the link below to pre-register.
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The Supply Chain Awareness and Employment Program is a unique 12-week Supply Chain Bridging Program for internationally trained professionals with education and experience in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Purchasing. This program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to secure commensurate employment in the Ontario Supply Chain sector. Not only will you acquire and develop technical skills, but also the communication and interpersonal skills currently being sought after by employers in this field.
Most importantly, by participating in this program, you will have access to an Employment Advisor as well as a Job Developer to ensure that you build connections with hiring employers and are positioned to secure employment in the Supply Chain sector upon graduation.
Please note: The upcoming cohort of this bridging program will be delivered completely online and can be accessed from anywhere within Ontario. Classes take place evenings and weekends.
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The Supply Chain industry has been one of the key drivers of economic prosperity in the province of Ontario. Humber College is also advantageously located in one of Canada's most significant supply chain hubs owing to its proximity to the Toronto Pearson airport, as well as major highways. This region has the unique opportunity for supply chain organizations to establish and expand their operations which will translate into a need for skilled supply chain professionals.
Supply chain employers in the region are currently facing a shortage of skilled professionals in Operations, Logistics as well as Planning. As a participant of the Supply Chain Bridging Program, you will be able to upgrade your skills in these areas. Upon completion of the program, previous graduates have secured jobs as Supply Chain Managers, Operations Managers, Logisitics Coordinators, Procurement Specialists, Inventory Planners, Inventory Managers and Supply Chain Analysts.
This course will provide students with knowledge of labour market trends, professional portfolio development, workplace culture and communication in Canada. By the end of this course, learners will be able to identify effective company research techniques, create customized resumes, and successfully engage in networking and career related events - in-person and on social media.
Students will be exposed to the overall concept of Logistics and Supply Chain Management - which is the integrated process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient flow of materials, information and cash, from the raw material state (point of origin) to point of consumption of the finished goods by the end consumer. This course will focus on the processes of forecasting, demand management, inventory management, capacity management, production planning and collaborative processes.
An introductory overview course for supply chain awareness that provides students with updates on the supply chain sector in Canada; terminology used in the supply chain; an understanding of Canadian border issues; an overview of logistics, procurement, warehousing and distribution, transportation, and packaging; Canadian geography; and supply chain management applications. Students will review supply chain associations and evaluate opportunities and challenges in the sector.
This course provides students with an overview of Quality Management Systems (QMS), processes, principles and requirements for QMS. Students will review the elements of ISO 9001:2015 and the general concepts of the standard to understand how the requirements affects the day-to-day operations of organizations and various elements of supply chain.
This course covers the scope and purpose of procurement and purchasing functions including policy decisions and analyses of various alternative possibilities; supplier selection and relationship; strategic sourcing; skills; and requirements and negotiation practices. Students will also review the Procurement Guidelines for Publicity Funded Organizations in Ontario and a summary of best practices in the procurement of goods and services. Students will understand and develop primary negotiation skills and apply tools for negotiation.
This course provides students with knowledge of Excel, and Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing-SAP.
Excel - Students will gain knowledge of an advanced variety of Excel’s built-in functions including pivot tables. They will explore several advanced file techniques to properly manage and organize data.
SAP - Students will also be introduced to Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing-SAP, commercially available as Enterprise Resource Planning -ERP software. Students will enhance their knowledge in using the SAP system to understand how computer systems and applications are used to support the business processes in a real-world environment; perform the daily tasks such as creating and maintaining master data, and purchase orders using Materials Management -MM, Production Planning -PP and Sales & Operations Planning - S&OP modules.
This interactive seminar consists of two parts. Part 1 - Strategic Supply Chain Risk Management addresses macro environmental risks, extended value chain risks, operational risks and functional risks that affect businesses and supply chain. In Part 2 - Disruptive Technologies in Supply Chain, learners will review the main disruptive technologies of the future that impact supply chain.
This program is open to internationally trained professionals who:
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Learn more at an upcoming information session:
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