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Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program


Overview

These courses are offered in partnership with the Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario (SCMAO).

This program is of interest to those who wish to obtain a professional designation in supply chain management (SCM).

The program is designed for those who want to accelerate advancement in their career in supply chain management; who are practitioners seeking directly transferable skills; or who intend to work at an executive level in SCM.

Balanced to deliver advanced supply chain management knowledge and high-level business acumen, the new competency-based curriculum takes an integrated approach to the workplace. The focus has shifted from purchasing to strategic supply chain management to better serve the needs of the evolving global marketplace.

Program Overview

  • Eight modules or courses
  • Six interactive workshops
  • In-residence week
  • Three years of progressive, practical supply chain management experience while participants complete the program
  • Final written examination

SCMAO and Seneca's Faculty of Continuing Education have reached an agreement that will provide an efficient path for graduates of Seneca's part-time Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management program (SCM) to pursue their Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation.

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Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Entry Requirements

Students seeking admission must contact SCMAO (OIPMAC) at 416-977-7566 / 1-877-726-6968 or info@scmao.ca / www.scmao.ca prior to registration to discuss requirements.

Before registering for PMC101 (Module 1) in this program, students must first gain admission to the program through SCMAO (OIPMAC) at 416-977-7566 / 1-877-726-6968 or info@scmao.ca or www.scmao.ca/EducationAccreditation/CertifiedSCMP/Registration.aspx

After completion of PMC101(Module 1), students may complete their studies in any order or combination within the three-year period. To register for the interactive workshops, please go to www.scmao.ca/EducationAccreditation/CertifiedSCMP/Registration/InteractiveWorkshops.aspx

Candidate manuals are to be purchased for each module at the beginning of each semester. Please refer to the following website: www.scmao.ca/EducationAccreditation/CertifiedSCMP/Registration/Modules.aspx


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Curriculum

13-Week Modules

PMC101
Supply Chain Management
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The goal of this course is to help students appreciate the big picture and recognize the critical strategic and dynamic nature of Supply Chain Management. This course develops the functional and institutional aspects of SCM and lays the foundation for future study in the discipline.




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PMC102
Procurement and Supply Management
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The goal of this course is to help students appreciate the big picture and recognize the critical strategic and dynamic nature of Supply Chain Management. This course develops the functional and institutional aspects of SCM and lays the foundation for future study in the discipline.




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PMC103
Logistics and Transportation
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PMC102

This module explores the vital role that logistics plays in strategic supply chain management and its links to procurement. Students develop an understanding of the primary logistics activities of transportation, warehousing and inventory management. The module includes consideration of a variety of analytical and technological tools such as activity-based costing, total cost of ownership and warehouse management systems. Issues in transportation from modal choices to industry regulations are discussed as is logistics outsourcing through 3PLs and 4PLs. The course will prepare the student to chart a customized logistics strategy for the organization and make strategic logistics decisions, based on the most current concepts and transportation options.




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PMC104
Operations and Process Management
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PMC103

The nature of operations and the transformation system whereby an organization and an entire supply chain add value to a product or service is the starting point for this course. The student will learn to use a variety of tools to manage and improve supply chain processes. Just-in-time (JIT) lean production, process flow analysis (capacity, bottlenecks) and quality management are specific topics of interest. The student will acquire a 360-degree view of planning and control requirements such as master scheduling, material requirements planning (MRP) and yield management. Project management fundamentals are also covered. This course situates operations management within the strategic context of global operations and the exploitation of operations capabilities.




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7-Week Modules

PMC105
Knowledge Management
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PMC104

Knowledge management is the effective management of an organization's knowledge processes to achieve the organization's goals. The organization's knowledge processes are: active gathering, active dissemination, and active application of knowledge.




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PMC106
Global Sourcing
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PMC105

A critical component of any procurement strategy, this course focuses on global sourcing. It is especially important today to integrate global sourcing decisions with inbound logistics and to consider total cost implications of global vs. domestic sourcing. The course examines low-cost country sourcing both from the point of view of barriers and facilitators. From Africa and Asia to Europe and Latin America, the student will learn about sourcing around the world, including NAFTA sourcing in the US and Mexico. This course also deals with types of intermediates (customs brokers, 3PLs and trading companies) as well as freight and payment terms. The student will gain the ability to evaluate global sourcing alternatives and to communicate in a cross-cultural context.




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PMC107
SCM - Public Sector
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PMC106

The unique characteristics of procurement in the public sector are explored. This course examines a variety of public sector settings including Public Works and Government Services Canada, military procurement and logistics, Crown Corporations and Provincial and Municipal government purchasing. The student will learn how purchasing consortias work, as well as how to undertake a competitive bidding process. Ethical issues in public sector procurement are also examined.




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PMC108
SCM - Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects
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PMC107

Service sector supply chains can differ significantly from those that have a product focus. This course looks at managing demand and capacity, and services spend analysis with a view to crafting or enhancing a services purchasing strategy. This includes an examination of the complex issues in developing and maintaining a Statement of Work (SOW) and a Service Level Agreement (SLA). The course also places a special focus on the differentiating factors involved with investing in capital goods and undertaking procurement for major projects.




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SCMAO Agreement Pathways

The Supply Chain Management Association Ontario is the leading organization for supply chain management professionals in Ontario. Formed through the amalgamation of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada and Supply Chain and Logistics association, SCMAO provides education and professional development to a network of 7,000 professionals. Under authority of provincial legislation, it awards the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional designation (CSCMP).

Seneca College and SCMAO have reached an agreement which only applies to graduates of the part-time Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program (SCM) who have obtained a minimum cumulative Program G.P.A of 3.0. The equivalencies accepted are:

  1. Purchasing SCP706 assessed against Module 2 (PMC102) Procurement and Supply Management
  2. Logistics Systems 1 SCP701 and Logistics Systems 11 SCP 702 assessed against Module 3 (PMC103) Logistics and Transportation
  3. Project Leadership SCP704 assessed against Module 5 (PMC105) Knowledge Management
  4. Building and Maintaining Customer Relationships MRK645 against Communications and Relational Skills Workshop

Program Contacts

Belinda Becker
Program Assistant
Belinda.Becker@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22797


Emiliano Introcaso
Academic Program Manager
Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24043


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.