Duration
2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

The need for highly skilled supply chain professionals has never been higher. 

This eight-month graduate certificate program provides you with not only the foundational competencies necessary to become a supply chain professional, but also the technical and analytical skills to participate in supply chain strategy and design decisions.   

In today's complex environment, supply chain experts play a key role in making decisions that reduce emissions and drive positive climate action. Your Seneca graduate certificate will set you apart because it will ensure that you have the knowledge to assess your firm’s supply chain environmental impacts and drive positive actions to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the use of scarce non-renewable resources. 

You will have the option to specialize in your second semester in one of the following two streams:

    Sustainability stream: further solidify your technical knowledge and skills to lead sustainable business practices throughout the supply chain 

    Technology stream: gain a deeper knowledge of SAP; as a successful student from this stream, you may enrol in our optional TS410 and become an “SAP Certified Application Associate"

While you are here, be sure to join our Seneca APICS chapter, to join in our events, network with industry professionals, participate in case study competitions and tour local Supply Chain and Production facilities.  

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • operations planning and control
  • procurement strategy and execution
  • transportation
  • customs
  • distribution and warehouse management
  • project management
  • critical thinking
  • leadership
  • teamwork
  • analysis

Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Analyst
  • Manager

  • Specialist  

In departments such as:

  • Transportation

  • Logistics

  • Purchasing/procurement 

  • Warehousing

  • International trade

Industry Partnerships

Seneca is an SAP University Alliance member school. You will use SAP to demonstrate your understanding of modules such as Sales and Distribution, the Production Process, Material Planning, Inventory and Warehouse Management Processes and the Procurement Process.