Supply Chain Management

College-Approved Certificate (10 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6013X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017

This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

This College Certificate program prepares students to understand and use the principles and techniques essential to effectively manage the integrated supply chain system. Through lectures, case studies, in-class exercises and assignments, students gain insights into supply chain management, including design, planning, decision making and control as it relates to the acquisition, use, flow and disposition of materials, services, finished goods, reverse logistics and after-sales service management.

Graduates may be successful finding employment in inventory management, production control, purchasing, traffic, logistics, service parts management, warehousing distribution, production planning, material planning, capacity planning or scheduling.

This certificate is awarded upon successful completion of seven core courses, plus two elective courses from subject matter in accounting, business writing and human resources management.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within five years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited to students who:

  • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
  • Work well under pressure and are deadline driven.
  • Perform well working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have strong organizational skills.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within five years.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).


  • APICS has developed a standardized program for professional certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) which is recognized across North America. The APICS courses provide in-depth and up-to-date coverage of Supply Chain Management and prepare candidates to write the APICS exams. Students interested in writing the APICS exams must register separately through APICS. Successful completion of APICS exams is required for the CPIM designation. For more information, go to and
  • The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), formerly known as the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), is the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management professionals. SCMA provides an extensive range of leadership and skills development programs including a Certificate in Supply Management (CSM). To earn the CSM certificate a student must pass four technical courses that are offered at Algonquin College and take six 2-day seminars offered through SCMA. For more information, visit
CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Geoffrey Strotmann at or 613-727-4723 ext. 2929.


Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
HoursCourse NameFallWinter
MGT519245.0Purchasing and Supply Chain ManagementPurchasing and Supply Chain Management

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MGT232045.0Material and Operations ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
MGT103045.0Quality BasicsQuality Basics

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MGT519345.0Logistics and TransportationBlank Icon Blank Icon On Campus
MGT516445.0Introduction to Project ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
MGT519145.0Strategic Supply Chain ManagementBlank Icon Blank Icon On Campus
MGT519445.0Public Sector ProcurementPublic Sector Procurement

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Elective: choose 3
ACC231045.0Accounting Concepts IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL501245.0Business Writing StrategiesOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
FIN230345.0Introduction to FinanceOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
MGT232845.0Introduction to Management FundamentalsOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT238145.0Human Resources ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus


MGT2320 Material and Operations Management

Operations managers make tactical decisions in support of carrying out the vision and strategies for businesses in the supply chain and/or in service production. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the responsibilities and current tools of operations and supply chain managers in manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations. Topics include project management, quality management, layout management, location, inventory management, MRP and ERP and JIT/Lean.

MGT5193 Logistics and Transportation

The dependencies between procurement, operations, transportation and customer service are covered. Students learn how to balance the trade-offs for large order sizes to achieve low unit costs with the competing pressure to order small sizes to minimize warehouse space and inventory obsolescence. Warehousing issues, as well as the advantages and limitations of the four modes of transportation, road, rail, air and water (as well as intermodal transportation) are addressed. The fundamentals of INCO terms 2010 and their impact on buyer-seller responsibilities for transportation are also examined.

MGT5164 Introduction to Project Management

Project management practitioners need to understand the established industry norms, methods, and practices for managing all stages of the project life cycle and its related processes. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of project management, such as project strategy, selection, scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, performance measurement, audit and closure. By participating in discussions, analyzing readings, and conducting preliminary research, students acquire a working understanding of project management knowledge and theory.

MGT5191 Strategic Supply Chain Management

This course focuses on the current organizational transitions impacting supply chain management such as: a shift from focusing on internal systems to focusing on the supply chain, from a local focus to a global focus, from an emphasis on tools and techniques to an emphasis on systems, people and processes, and to a holistic focus on organizational sustainability. Students will learn about the strategic role of supply chain management, product/process innovation, inventory management, the integration of internal and external relationships, customer relationship management, supply management, planning approaches and technologies across the supply chain and managing change in the supply chain.

ACC2310 Accounting Concepts I

Students are provided with the basics of financial accounting whether they are interested in becoming a practitioner or are looking to broaden their knowledge of how to properly interpret financial information. Emphasis is on what accounting information is, understanding the accounting cycle, recording transactions, and the preparation and analysis of financial statements. Students who are taking this course as part of the Business Administration Advanced Diploma program need a minimum grade of C in this course in order to choose Accounting as a Major.

ENL5012 Business Writing Strategies

Effective and practical writing skills are important for successful communication in business. Students develop practical writing skills using basic word processing technology. They learn how to compose business correspondence including emails, memoranda, letters, and reports, with a focus on routine and persuasive messages. A review of basic grammar is also included.

FIN2303 Introduction to Finance

Students explore the concepts of Return and Risk. The Time Value of Money is applied to the determination of the rates of return to both individuals and businesses, as well as to the costs of financing personal and business assets. Risk is assessed within the context of the personal financial planning process. The types of risk and the management of those risks are evaluated within the asset allocation framework. Students are required to calculate a variety of rates of return and are asked to identify the risks inherent within certain basic financial decisions. Careers within the financial service industry are explored in order to assist students in making a career choice.

MGT2328 Introduction to Management Fundamentals

Management principles, including planning, leading, organizing, and controlling in today's organization within the context of ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability are explored. The role of the manager and the skills and techniques required to achieve organizational outcomes through the management of people, money and time are also examined.

MGT2381 Human Resources Management

Human capital is a critical organizational resource contributing to organizational agility, goal attainment and ultimate viability through progressive human resources management. Students are introduced to human resources management specializations, including the role of human resources within organizational and strategic contexts, human resources planning, employee recruitment and selection, training and development, performance assessment, compensation and benefits, employee relations and labour relations. Furthermore, students are introduced to occupational health and safety, international human resources and relevant legislative framework.