Course Fee:

$799 CAD + tax


5 modules, 42 hours


All year round


Online – Self-Paced

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This 42-hour, five-module course introduces logistics and supply chain management as an integrated discipline practiced in the private and public sectors. It is designed to provide an overview of logistics functions and their application to supply chain management. Emphasis is on the total integration of the supply chain from raw material production through end customer support and final disposal.

After completing this course, you will have a better opportunity for career growth as a clerk, officer, assistant, manager, coordinator or manager in warehouse, procurement, distribution, facilities, logistics, supply chain, purchasing, scheduling and customs.

Why Supply Chain Management and Logistics?

Gain a better understanding of the flow of the supply chain, distribution and production, be more efficient, mitigate risks and reduce costs.

Supply chains are all around us, and regardless of one’s organization or industry, the company depends on supply chain management to operate. If you look around the office you are in right now, everything got there due to supply chain management.

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of the supply chain discipline, and we continue to feel the impact on our post-pandemic world. As leaders of organizations look to re-evaluate their supply chain strategies and networks, they will need individuals that specialize in this discipline. With the current shortage of supply chain talent, organizations are now paying top dollar for supply chain professionals, as leaders now view an efficient supply chain as a competitive advantage rather than an expense.

Each Course Includes:

  • Cutting Edge Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Performance Support and ‘Readiness’
  • Quick Reads
  • Toolkits and Templates
  • Soft Skills
  • Relevant Technical Skills
  • Certificate of Achievement Upon Completion

Key Takeaways

  • Describe the importance of supply chain management and the techniques for an effective operations management and logistics strategy in a tech-centred world.
  • Examine how supply chain management and logistics integrates with all departments and processes within and outside of an organization.
  • Explain how supply chain, operations management and logistics functions impact all functions of an organization.
  • Identify the concepts and supporting references for supply chain management and logistics and how the supply chain discipline is evolving to supply networks.

Content Outline:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the breadth and depth of the Supply Chain Management and Logistics functions.
  • Identify the concepts and supporting references of supply chain management and logistics.
  • Describe the importance and techniques of effective operational and logistical functions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the building blocks of an organization’s supply chain strategy.
  • Examine the competitive priorities within supply chain operations and how to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Describe the criteria for decision-making tools in creating an optimal supply chain design.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify internal and external, customer-focused metrics and key performance indicators.
  • Examine time metrics and KPIs in supply chain management and logistics.
  • Define cost metrics and KPIs in supply chain management and logistics.
  • Assess quality metrics and KPIs in supply chain management and logistics.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of international supply chain operations.
  • Assess the typical supply chain risks and challenges when dealing within a country’s borders.
  • Explain the added challenges when dealing with international supply chains.
  • Identify the different functional areas within the logistics function (e.g., OTR, LTL, Ocean Freight, Warehousing, Third-Party Providers).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess quantitative analysis tools for supply chain operations.
  • Identify qualitative analysis tools for supply chain operations.
  • Examine the importance of Lean and Six Sigma within a supply chain environment.

Instructor Bio

Dr Justin Goldston, instructor for the Intro to Supply Chain micro-credential

Dr. Justin Goldston is a Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management at Penn State University, where his research is focused on blending the practices of supply chain management, emerging technologies such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, and sustainability to create positive global change. Dr. Goldston is a research faculty affiliate for the Center for the Business of Sustainability at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State and an active contributing faculty member to The Sustainability Institute at Penn State.

Outside of being a five-time TEDx speaker where he discussed blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Goldston has over 20 years of experience consulting with organizations around the world on enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives. He has also led and assisted in the development of Blockchain, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and Business Analytics programs and courses at Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, Rasmussen University, Davenport University, and North Carolina Wesleyan College, and has evaluated doctoral programs for the Department of Higher Education. Dr. Goldston serves on the Graduate Advisory Board at various higher education institutions including Georgetown University, is the author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles on supply chain management, sustainability, and innovative technologies, of Critical Success Factors in ERP Implementations, and of the forthcoming book AI for Good: Achieving Sustainability Through Citizen Science and Organizational Citizenship.

How to Apply:

For more information about the Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Logistics Micro‑Credential or to register go here. If you are a current UCW student who wants to apply contact micro‑[email protected].

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