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  • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Program Code:SCM
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The uniqueness of the SCM program is the integration of ERP technology (SAP) in several courses within the program – giving you the technical skills to integrate technology into business processes – skills that global employers demand. The program builds upon your previous experience and/or education, providing an intensive and co–ordinated approach to study the flow of goods and services from raw material suppliers to the final customer. This product flow will be reviewed from a global perspective, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the international business process. As a student in this program you will be given the opportunity to go on field trips and network with members of the Canadian Association of Supply Chain and Logistics Management and other industry professionals. You will learn using hands–on interactive methods, including case–studies, making your experience relevant and applied.

Program Learning Outcomes:

This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

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

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree or three year post secondary diploma from an accredited institution; OR
  • Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field. Relevant references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the college level.

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.


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Your Career

In today’s competitive environment, managing the supply chain and effectively controlling supply chain costs is critical for business. This has created a demand for employees with current skills and knowledge on how to effectively manage the supply chain using up– to–date tools, processes and technology. The Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management graduate certificate program provides you with a solid grounding in important business skills, including project management, critical thinking and leadership. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career as an analyst, manager, or specialist in such departments as: transportation, logistics, purchasing/ procurement, warehousing, and international trade.

Industry Partnerships

Seneca is a member of the SAP University Alliance. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a SAP Canada Certificate.

Diploma to Degree... and Beyond

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Davenport University• Any relevant Bachelor or Master of Business Administration
University of Wisconsin-Platteville• Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.


Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAP504 SCM - Career Planning 1
SCM830 * Logistics and Supply Chain Management I 4
SCM840 Computer Applications 3
SCM850 International Business Law 3
SCM860 * Financial and Management Accounting 4
SCM870 * Scheduling and Inventory Management 4
SCM880 International Purchasing and Supplier Management 4
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
SCM930 Transportation 3
SCM940 * Logistics and Supply Chain II 4
SCM950 International Business and Marketing 3
SCM960 Project Management 3
SCM970 Customs Process 3
SCM980 Organizational Behaviour and Supervision 3

* Where applicable, SAP (integrated management software) will be incorporated into the curriculum.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Judy Chung
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22127
International Admissions Advisor: Simona Cojanu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Registration & Records Advisor:
  June Allison
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22471
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Elaine Nethery
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26233
Program Coordinator: John Bottomley
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26012
Academic Program Chair: Caroline Cole
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26022
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Seneca College - Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Students Vincent and Sonya talk about the program and their professors. Video


“The SCM program provided me with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the logistics industry. The course content was thorough, and has proven to be relevant in my current position, in national transportation and warehousing.”

Ryan Okell
Manager, Supply Chain
The International Group Inc.
2002 Graduate
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program

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