Overview

Learn how to handle the entire production flow – from a to z – of a product or service. The process begins with the initial materials (raw goods, ideas, etc) and moves all the way to the end when the final product is delivered to the customer.

In our region, more and more businesses recognize the need for trained staff in this area. This program shapes, strengthens and guides future careers in the industry and is particularly beneficial for anyone who influences an organization’s procurement decisions, such as: junior buyers, purchasing assistants, production planners, warehouse clerks, material handlers, logistics administrators, inventory coordinators, associates, analysts and specialists.

Available in an online, part-time format, this program is offered through a series of technical courses and soft-skill workshops. Regularly scheduled classes, led by industry instructors, offer guidance in learning the essentials of determining quantity, specifications and price—the cornerstones of procurement—as well as softskills such as listening, spoken and written communication, persuasiveness and the ability to explain complex issues.

Learn to balance the pressures of large, low-cost per unit order sizes against warehouse space and the ageing of inventory. Understand the negotiation process and roadmap for leading or participating in successful negotiations. Become knowledgeable in the advantages and limitations of the four modes of transportation: road, rail, air and water, as well as intermodal transportation. Develop a strategic plan in a supply management role and link the strategic plan to a budget.

This program equips early- to mid-level practitioners with the necessary skills to support supply chain functions and the related business skills to help advance their careers. It is also beneficial for those with supervisory/management responsibility who seek basic knowledge of their direct reports’ supply management functional areas.

Admissions

There are no admission requirements for this program.

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.

NEXT STEPS

Apply by visiting the How to Register & Apply page and complete an application.

Careers & Connections

In partnership with Supply Chain Canada.

Tools & Supplies

Computer access is required. Course material is delivered over the Internet on a learning platform called Moodle. Moodle allows assignments to be transmitted to the instructor electronically.  Textbooks are required in some courses.  

Visit the Bookstore’s website to learn more.

Booklist

Course Number
Textbook
BUSN-0198

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, by Monczka, Handfield, Giunipero and Patterson. Seventh Edition, South Western. ISBN 0-357-44214-8

Courses & Costs

To receive a Supply Management Training certificate of achievement, students must successfully complete 19 credits.

Tuition, fees and Student Association fees total approximately $7,950. All fees are estimated and subject to change without notice.

Course Number
Course Title
Credits
REQUIRED COURSES (suggested sequence of study)
BUSN-0198
Intro to Procurement
3
BUSN-0197
Intro to Logistics
3
BUSN-0200
Intro to Operations Management
3
BUSN-0201
Intro to Transportation
3
BUSN-0407
Comm and Relational Skills
1
BUSN-0202
Negotiation Skills
2
BUSN-0196
Competitive Bids/Contract Mangagement
1
ACCT-0057
Intro to Accounting & Finance
1
MKTG-0070
Intro to Marketing
1
BUSN-0199
Intro to Business Planning
1

Note: Timelines, applicable industry experience, and teaching methodology will depend on program delivery choice; program information sheets subject to change without notice.

Fast Facts

Length
Varies
Program Start
January 2022
Credential
Certificate of Achievement
Credits
19
Course Load
Part-time
Program Details
Continuing Studies
Continuing Studies
204.725.8725
800.862.6307 ext 6002 (toll free)
Locations
Program Information Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Who would benefit from the Supply Management Training program?

The Program would be of interest to anyone seeking knowledge of supply management. It shapes, strengthens and guides future careers in the industry. SMT is particularly beneficial for:

  • Junior buyers, purchasing assistants, production planners, warehouse clerks, material handlers, logistics administrators, inventory coordinators, associates, analysts and specialists.
  • Individuals who work outside supply management but have some procurement, logistics, transportation or operations responsibilities.
  • Those with supervisory/management responsibility seeking basic knowledge of their direct reports’ supply management functional areas.
  • Anyone who influences an organization’s procurement decisions.
Do I need to apply to the Supply Management Training program?

Yes. Although there are no admission requirements, an application is required. Apply now!

How do I register for a Supply Management Training course?

Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive email instructions on how to register and pay for your course(s) online through MyACC.