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SCMP Online Module 5 - Knowledge Management - Winter 2023

01/18/23

Online

00:00 AM
01/17/23
Starting at $495
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Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

 Course Date: Jan 18 - Mar 8, 2023

Early Bird Registration until December 19, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Module Overview
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.

Competitive advantage is achieved through developing and implementing creative and timely business solutions that reuse applicable knowledge and that use newly created knowledge.  Newly created knowledge is referred to as innovation.

The goal of this module is to help candidate understand what knowledge management is, where and how it should be applied and the challenges that go along with implementing knowledge management systems.

This module develops both the technical and behavioural aspects of knowledge management.  This module prepares candidate for assessing the knowledge management systems in their own organizations and making recommendations for improvements in those systems.  The cases examined in this module further apply the concepts and tools learned throughout the module.

 

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Apply the basic concepts of knowledge management through a series of group and individual assignments
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of knowledge management systems and the obstacles to implementing knowledge management systems.
  • Develop a knowledge management strategy for their organization.
  • Identify the importance of strategic alignment and benefits realization for any project.
  • Identify their own role and that of other key stakeholders, in the initiation, design, development or sourcing, operation and evolution of information and knowledge management systems.
  • Describe key considerations such as security, privacy, audit, project management and organizational change management.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

 If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

FAQ

What is the cancellation policy?

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available. Transfer request to a future online course offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3. Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame. Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer. If you would like to withdraw from a course please send an e-mail to aseguin@supplychaincanada.com and copy your coach. You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible. Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed. It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer credit under the Payment & Cancellation Policy.

How do I access the course?

Sign in to the Portal at https://portal.supplychaincanada.com/en/portallogin then click on “SCMP Online Learning” on the right-hand side of the screen underneath the “Education” section.

When will I be able to access the course?

You will be able to go to the course page one week prior to the course starting. A welcome email will be sent out to you on that day.

How do I contact my instructor?

Your instructor is available to you over the duration of this course. Your Instructor will send you a welcome email within the first couple of days of the course. You can reach our to them with any questions about the course.

Is there a textbook?

There is no textbook required. All materials will be located inside each "session" under the heading "readings.” You can also download the Candidate Manual from the “Overview” page under “Content.”

Is there a Final Exam?

You will have to complete a Module Culminating Assignment, also know as a MCA this will count as your exam. You will have one week to complete it and you must get a minimum of 50% on it to pass the module regardless of your overall grade.

Is this course eligible for a T2202?

Yes, courses that are 4+ weeks in length qualify for a T2202. Please log in to your portal and click on “My Event Registrations,” the T2202 will appear next to every course that is eligible.

Upcoming sessions

SCMP Online Module 6 - Global Sourcing - Spring 202207.06.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: Jul 6 - Aug 24, 2022

Early Bird Registration until April 18, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.
Module Overview

The goal of this module is to help SCMP candidates become more acquainted with the issues and the strategy of global sourcing. This module is supported by a variety of articles on global sourcing, along with some websites on global business and economics.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Understand major issues of the global sourcing environment, such as barriers and facilitators to global sourcing, with special reference to low-cost country sourcing
  • Conduct a total cost of ownership (TCO) comparison, including pre-transaction, transaction and post-transaction costs and sourcing an item domestically versus from a low-cost country
  • Identify and discuss some critical business and social issues of sourcing from low-cost countries, including child labour and countertrade
  • Identify important issues in the NAFTA/USMCA sourcing environment, such as drivers and challenges to sourcing from Mexico and the United States
  • Discuss the role and function of intermediaries in global sourcing and compare the costs and benefits of indirect versus direct dealing in global sourcing
  • Recommend when to use various means of payment available to importers/buyers
  • Discuss the impact of currency exchange on global sourcing risk
  • Discuss intellectual property and threats to it, including piracy and counterfeit goods and understand other security issues, including hijacking, bottlenecks and terrorism

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact Supply Chain Canada for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform Supply Chain Canada of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.
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SCMP Online Module 8 - Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects - Spring 202207.06.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: Jul 6 - Aug 24, 2022

Early Bird Registration until April 18, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their institute prior to registering for the course

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their institute prior to registering for the course
Module Overview
 

The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to identify the issues about and develop strategies for service sector supply chain management and large projects supply chain management. This module is supported by a variety of articles on services, large projects and sustainability in procurement.

In earlier modules and workshops, supply chain management was considered in many different contexts. Topics such as logistics, operations management, project management and social responsibility were explored in detail. This module draws upon the knowledge obtained throughout the SCMP Program and applies that knowledge to the service sector, large projects and sustainable supply chains.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of services and how they differ from manufactured goods
  • Define growth in the services sector and the need for performance optimization
  • Understand the strategic importance of demand, capacity and yield management
  • Describe collaborative practices and how they impact customer/supplier relationship
  • Describe collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment
  • Describe the differences and similarities in the capital equipment acquisition process relative to normal operating goods.
  • Perform basic capital equipment investment analysis
  • Understand the process of project management for large projects, and the impact on the supply chain
  • Describe issues related to asset disposal and asset recovery
  • Understand sustainability and develop a green supply chain strategy.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact Supply Chain Canada for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform Supply Chain Canada of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.
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Risk Management07.14.22

This workshop will take place on the Zoom webinar platform, please download Zoom here https://zoom.us/download

Workshop Dates: July 14-15, 2022

CPD: This workshop is worth 10 CPD credits. 

Early Bird Registration until June 20, 2022

  • Members: $832.50 + taxes
  • Non Member: $1102.50 + taxes

Regular Registration

  • Member: $925.00 + taxes
  • Non Member: $1,225.00 + taxes

Workshop Overview

Risk management has become an increasingly important corporate strategic initiative, and supply chain management (SCM) often plays a lead role in identifying potential risk and planning risk mitigation including avoidance, transference, and resilience.  In some cases risk is even accepted as a normal course of business.  Risk management requires the integration of people, technology, information and resources both internal and external to the organization.
 
This workshop focuses on the issues in risk identification, mitigation and management, using appropriate tools to determine a course of action for the company.  Various tools will be discussed and candidates will have an opportunity to use these tools in their own companies.
 

Workshop Goals

Upon completion of this workshop candidates should be able to:

  • Critique your organization's preparedness for risk management
  • Select appropriate applications for identifying, quantifying and mitigating risk
  • Differentiate between the four strategies of dealing with risk, including acceptance, avoidance, mitigation and transference and know when to apply each
  • Develop risk management preparedness strategies
  • Describe critical steps and roles in the risk management process

Instructor: Dan Georgescu

Dan Georgescu is a business consultant specializing in supplier development. Dan helps companies achieve efficiency goals and extract additional value from their supply chains.

Dan works as a supplier technical assistance resident in Global Purchasing for Ford Motor Company.

His expertise is in supplier development, suppliers’ strategic alignment, supplier performance measurement, strategic sourcing, supply base segmentation and optimization, quality operating system, production efficiency improvements, total quality, lean six sigma, and statistical process control.

He is a faculty member in the BBA and MBA programs at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and in the MBA Program at the Schulich School of Business at York University. As an adjunct professor, Dan teaches Operations Management (OM), Procurement, and SCM.

As an Operations and Supply Chain Management subject matter expert Dan creates, develops, teaches and delivers professional development and academic courses like Strategic Supplier Development, Supply Chain Strategy, Strategic Sourcing, Negotiations, Leadership, Communications, Ethics, Cultural Sensitivity, Business Planning, SCM, OM, Knowledge Management, SCM for the Public Sector, SC for Project Management, and International Business. Dan is a member of the National Accreditation Review Panel Member at the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council, and he is a developer for the Supply Chain Canada Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management program.

Please abide by the  Competition Law Compliance Policy

Interactive Workshop Cancellation/Refund Policy:

A full refund will be issued on cancellations received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the workshop start  date. An administration fee of $150.00 is applicable if notification is received between three and nine days prior to start date. Thereafter no refund will be available. Substitutions and transfer of registrations is permissible when received in writing three business days before the workshop start date.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  

Interactive Workshop Cancellation/Rescheduling:

 In the event of a workshop being cancelled or rescheduled, prior notification will be given to registrants by phone or e-mail, with the option of a full refund of registration fees or transfer of registration to another Supply Chain Canada offering.

Registrations must be received no later than 3 days prior to the start date to allow time for processing confirmation.

Attendees will  receive a confirmation email with the specific workshop details, such as room number shortly after registering for the event.

 

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SCMP Online Module 7 - Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector - Fall 202209.14.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Early Bird Registration until August 15, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + tax

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + tax

Module Overview

The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to become more acquainted with the issues and strategy of public sector supply chain management.  This module is supported by a variety of articles on public sector procurement and supply chain management, along with some website references.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of public sector procurement.
  • Identify the stakeholders of public sector supply chains.
  • Understand the unique public (vs. private) sector perspective on supply chain management.
  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative procurement.
  • Explain the rationale for competitive bidding in public procurement.
  • Describe the alternatives to competitive bidding (e.g., negotiation and sole sourcing), and identify conditions under which these alternatives could or should be used.
  • Identify the potential benefits and legal issues in public sector online tenders.
  • Describe the unique aspects of ethics in the public sector.
  • Identify lessons for the public sector from the ethics commission reports and scandals.
  • Assume the role of "whistleblower" and consider alternative courses of action.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by the federal government.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by provincial and municipal governments.
  • Understand unique aspects of procurement and supply chain management in the health care and education sectors.
  • In an advisory role to a public sector health care authority, make a recommendation on joining a third-party purchasing cooperative.
  • Describe how sustainability should be a part of the value proposition.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.
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SCMP Online Module 5 - Knowledge Management - Fall 202209.14.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Date: Sept 14 - Nov 2, 2022

Early Bird Registration until August 15, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + tax

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + tax
Module Overview

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.
 
Competitive advantage is achieved through developing and implementing creative and timely business solutions that reuse applicable knowledge and that use newly created knowledge.  Newly created knowledge is referred to as innovation.
 
The goal of this module is to help candidate understand what knowledge management is, where and how it should be applied and the challenges that go along with implementing knowledge management systems.
 
This module develops both the technical and behavioural aspects of knowledge management.  This module prepares candidate for assessing the knowledge management systems in their own organizations and making recommendations for improvements in those systems.  The cases examined in this module further apply the concepts and tools learned throughout the module.
 

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Apply the basic concepts of knowledge management through a series of group and individual assignments
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of knowledge management systems and the obstacles to implementing knowledge management systems.
  • Develop a knowledge management strategy for their organization.
  • Identify the importance of strategic alignment and benefits realization for any project.
  • Identify their own role and that of other key stakeholders, in the initiation, design, development or sourcing, operation and evolution of information and knowledge management systems.
  • Describe key considerations such as security, privacy, audit, project management and organizational change management.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
 
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.
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SCMP Online Module 1 - Supply Chain Management - Fall 202209.14.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: Sept 14 - Dec 14, 2022

Early Bird Registration until August 15, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + tax

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + tax
Module Overview
 
Supply chain management (SCM) is the process of strategically managing flows of goods, services, finance and knowledge, along with relationships within and among organizations, to realize greater economic value through:

  • Supporting enterprise strategic objectives
  • Contributing to the achievement of strategic competitiveness of the enterprise
  • Contributing to the enhancement of the competitive advantage of the enterprise
  • Enhancing customer satisfaction

The goal of this module is to have candidates appreciate the big picture and recognize the critical, strategic and dynamic nature of SCM.  This module develops the functional and institutional aspects of SCM, and lays the foundation for the remaining modules and workshops in the SCMP program.

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss, and present case reports.
  • Apply mapping tools to describe and analyze supply chains.
  • Apply analytical modules to clarify SCM strategy and link supply chain performance to return on assets (ROA) and return on investment (ROI).
  • Recognize cycle time reduction (CTR) opportunities.
  • Make inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) recommendations.
  • Assess supply chain risk.
  • Audit supply chains in terms of social responsibility.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.
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SCMP Online Module 2 - Procurement and Supply Management - Fall 202209.15.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: Sept 15 - Dec 15, 2022

Early Bird Registration until August 15, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + tax

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + tax
Module Overview
Procurement is the process of acquiring goods and services by organizations.  Traditionally, procurement has not been thought of in a strategic sense.  As the percentage of production items that is purchased has risen, so has the importance of procurement.  Procurement is now one of the key strategic elements of an organization.  The goal of this module is for candidates to better understand the strategic role of procurement, as well as tactical approaches that support the strategy.

The focus of this module is on matters of strategic and tactical importance in procurement.  The module starts with a discussion of the key processes that support an organization's strategic procurement goals before comparing strategic and tactical procurement.  A comprehensive procurement strategy backed up by solid procurement tactics supports an organization's goal of providing customers with highly valued products.  Specific tactical matters are considered along the way.
Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss, and present case reports.
  • Understand the elements of procurement strategy
  • Develop procurement strategy
  • Develop and apply tactics that support procurement strategy, including those related to processes, organization, supplier selection and relationships, decision making and technology
  • Analyze or direct others in the analysis of make or buy decisions, price, cost, quality, inventory and total cost of ownership
  • Apply or direct others in the application of tools to evaluate suppliers and produce statements of work

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.
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SCMP Online Module 3 - Logistics and Transportation - Fall 202209.16.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: Sept 16 - Dec 16, 2022

Early Bird Registration until August 15, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + tax

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + tax

Module Overview
Logistics is the management of inventory, in motion and at rest, to serve customers.  The goal of this module is for candidates to develop an understanding of the position and role of logistics in supply chain management, and the need to integrate the logistics functions (primarily customer service, inventory management, transportation and warehousing) as part of the supply chain strategy.  This module covers the fundamental logistics functions, as well as the strategic integration of those functions.

The focus of this module is on strategic management and integration of the logistics functions.  Inventory management is at the heart of logistics with a focus on inventory in motion (transportation) and at rest (warehousing), to provide service to customers.  Module 3 includes discussion on the role of third-party logistics (3PL) providers in logistics and SCM, along with the issue of reverse logistics - moving goods back up the supply chain for various reasons.

Strategic logistics decisions often involve trade-offs, e.g., moving large shipments of goods reduces transportation costs but increases the inventory carrying costs.  Thus, many of the sessions in this module are naturally linked.  A computer simulation included in this module requires candidates to apply concepts and tools learned throughout this module.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of organizational structure on integrated logistics management
  • Create and run a supply chain simulation model
  • Analyze location alternatives and make a recommendation
  • Use the simulation model to plan for expanding operations and create a report on simulation challenges and results
  • Appreciate inventory cost trade-offs (e.g., carrying costs vs ordering costs)
  • Understand the interaction between transportation and inventory decisions - and compute the ETQ
  • Apply the square root law to estimate impact of centralization and decentralization of facilities on inventory levels
  • Make a recommendation regarding carrier reduction at your organization
  • Create a transportation management system (TMS) RFP for your organization
  • Assess the applicability of cross-docking for your organization
  • Create a warehouse management system (WMS) RFP for your organization
  • Assess the applicability of logistics outsourcing for your organization
  • Develop a framework for 3PL provider selection for your organization
  • Understand sources of returns and reasons for returns
  • Develop an RFP for outsourcing your reverse logistics function

Payment and Cancellation Policy
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

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SCMP Online Module 4 - Operations and Process Management - Fall 202209.19.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Date: Sept 19 - Dec 19, 2022

Early Bird Registration until August 15, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Module Overview
Operations and process management concerns the management of the direct resources and value-added activities that transform inputs (e.g., material, labour, capital, energy and skills) into outputs (goods and services).

Operations managers make decisions, both strategic and tactical, in a variety of contexts:

  • Capacity
  • Facilities
  • Technology
  • Sourcing
  • The workforce
  • Quality
  • Planning and control
  • The organization

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of operations management from a general management perspective. Tactical and strategic operations will be addressed. Operations design and management will be examined from the perspective of achieving the organization’s goals. As a supply chain professional, you should understand the scope and complexity of problems faced by operations managers.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss and present case reports.
  • Understand the nature of operations management in making tactical and strategic decisions for the organization.
  • Identify and discuss operations transformation processes and relate them to operational conditions such as stages in the product life cycle (PLC).
  • Explain the relationships between process flow, capacity, bottlenecks, variability, lead time and inventory.
  • Apply appropriate tools to solve product and service quality problems and process improvement problems.
  • Explain the basic elements of a lean production system (e.g., the Toyota Production System), value-added activity and elimination of waste in the system.
  • Explain the project planning process, develop the work breakdown structure and network (and associated critical path) for a project, and use this to solve project-related problems.
  • Discuss issues concerning the process of new product development, including the management of the prototyping and innovation process.
  • Apply operations strategy, in the context of operational capabilities, philosophies of operations, performance frontiers, competitive position, capacity strategies and operations improvement strategies.
  • Evaluate operations management at your organization.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

REGISTER

SCMP Online Module 6 - Global Sourcing - Fall 202210.31.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

 Course Date: Oct 31 - Dec 19, 2022

Early Bird Registration until October 3, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Module Overview
The goal of this module is to help SCMP candidates become more acquainted with the issues and the strategy of global sourcing. This module is supported by a variety of articles on global sourcing, along with some websites on global business and economics.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Understand major issues of the global sourcing environment, such as barriers and facilitators to global sourcing, with special reference to low-cost country sourcing
  • Conduct a total cost of ownership (TCO) comparison, including pre-transaction, transaction and post-transaction costs and sourcing an item domestically versus from a low-cost country
  • Identify and discuss some critical business and social issues of sourcing from low-cost countries, including child labour and countertrade
  • Identify important issues in the NAFTA/USMCA sourcing environment, such as drivers and challenges to sourcing from Mexico and the United States
  • Discuss the role and function of intermediaries in global sourcing and compare the costs and benefits of indirect versus direct dealing in global sourcing
  • Recommend when to use various means of payment available to importers/buyers
  • Discuss the impact of currency exchange on global sourcing risk
  • Discuss intellectual property and threats to it, including piracy and counterfeit goods and understand other security issues, including hijacking, bottlenecks and terrorism

Payment and Cancellation Policy
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact Supply Chain Canada for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform Supply Chain Canada of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

REGISTER

SCMP Online Module 8 - Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects - Fall 202210.31.22

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

 Course Date: Oct 31 - Dec 19, 2022

Early Bird Registration until October 3, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Module Overview
The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to identify the issues about and develop strategies for service sector supply chain management and large projects supply chain management. This module is supported by a variety of articles on services, large projects and sustainability in procurement.

In earlier modules and workshops, supply chain management was considered in many different contexts. Topics such as logistics, operations management, project management and social responsibility were explored in detail. This module draws upon the knowledge obtained throughout the SCMP Program and applies that knowledge to the service sector, large projects and sustainable supply chains.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of services and how they differ from manufactured goods
  • Define growth in the services sector and the need for performance optimization
  • Understand the strategic importance of demand, capacity and yield management
  • Describe collaborative practices and how they impact customer/supplier relationship
  • Describe collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment
  • Describe the differences and similarities in the capital equipment acquisition process relative to normal operating goods.
  • Perform basic capital equipment investment analysis
  • Understand the process of project management for large projects, and the impact on the supply chain
  • Describe issues related to asset disposal and asset recovery
  • Understand sustainability and develop a green supply chain strategy.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact Supply Chain Canada for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

 If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform Supply Chain Canada of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

REGISTER

SCMP Online Module 7 - Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector - Winter 202301.18.23

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

 Course Date: Jan 18 - Mar 8, 2023

Early Bird Registration until December 19, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course
Module Overview
 
The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to become more acquainted with the issues and strategy of public sector supply chain management.  This module is supported by a variety of articles on public sector procurement and supply chain management, along with some website references.
 

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of public sector procurement.
  • Identify the stakeholders of public sector supply chains.
  • Understand the unique public (vs. private) sector perspective on supply chain management.
  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative procurement.
  • Explain the rationale for competitive bidding in public procurement.
  • Describe the alternatives to competitive bidding (e.g., negotiation and sole sourcing), and identify conditions under which these alternatives could or should be used.
  • Identify the potential benefits and legal issues in public sector online tenders.
  • Describe the unique aspects of ethics in the public sector.
  • Identify lessons for the public sector from the ethics commission reports and scandals.
  • Assume the role of "whistleblower" and consider alternative courses of action.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by the federal government.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by provincial and municipal governments.
  • Understand unique aspects of procurement and supply chain management in the health care and education sectors.
  • In an advisory role to a public sector health care authority, make a recommendation on joining a third-party purchasing cooperative.
  • Describe how sustainability should be a part of the value proposition.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
 
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.
REGISTER

SCMP Online Module 1 - Supply Chain Management - Winter 202301.18.23

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Date: Jan 18 - Apr 19, 2022

Early Bird Registration until December 19, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + tax
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + tax
    • Those outside of ON must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course

Module Overview
Supply chain management (SCM) is the process of strategically managing flows of goods, services, finance and knowledge, along with relationships within and among organizations, to realize greater economic value through:

  • Supporting enterprise strategic objectives
  • Contributing to the achievement of strategic competitiveness of the enterprise
  • Contributing to the enhancement of the competitive advantage of the enterprise
  • Enhancing customer satisfaction

The goal of this module is to have candidates appreciate the big picture and recognize the critical, strategic and dynamic nature of SCM.  This module develops the functional and institutional aspects of SCM, and lays the foundation for the remaining modules and workshops in the SCMP program.

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss, and present case reports.
  • Apply mapping tools to describe and analyze supply chains.
  • Apply analytical modules to clarify SCM strategy and link supply chain performance to return on assets (ROA) and return on investment (ROI).
  • Recognize cycle time reduction (CTR) opportunities.
  • Make inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) recommendations.
  • Assess supply chain risk.
  • Audit supply chains in terms of social responsibility.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

REGISTER
Past sessions

SCMP Online Module 1 - Supply Chain Management

January 14 - April 15, 2022

Supply chain management (SCM) is the process of strategically managing flows of goods, services, finance and knowledge, along with relationships within and among organizations, to realize greater economic value through:

  • Supporting enterprise strategic objectives
  • Contributing to the achievement of strategic competitiveness of the enterprise
  • Contributing to the enhancement of the competitive advantage of the enterprise
  • Enhancing customer satisfaction

The goal of this module is to have candidates appreciate the big picture and recognize the critical, strategic and dynamic nature of SCM.  This module develops the functional and institutional aspects of SCM, and lays the foundation for the remaining modules and workshops in the SCMP program.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss, and present case reports.

  • Apply mapping tools to describe and analyze supply chains.

  • Apply analytical modules to clarify SCM strategy and link supply chain performance to return on assets (ROA) and return on investment (ROI).

  • Recognize cycle time reduction (CTR) opportunities.

  • Make inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) recommendations.

  • Assess supply chain risk.

  • Audit supply chains in terms of social responsibility.

SCMP Online Module 5 - Knowledge Management

January 14 - March 4, 2022

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.

Competitive advantage is achieved through developing and implementing creative and timely business solutions that reuse applicable knowledge and that use newly created knowledge.  Newly created knowledge is referred to as innovation.

The goal of this module is to help candidate understand what knowledge management is, where and how it should be applied and the challenges that go along with implementing knowledge management systems.

This module develops both the technical and behavioral aspects of knowledge management.  This module prepares candidate for assessing the knowledge management systems in their own organizations and making recommendations for improvements in those systems.  The cases examined in this module further apply the concepts and tools learned throughout the module.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Apply the basic concepts of knowledge management through a series of group and individual assignments

  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of knowledge management systems and the obstacles to implementing knowledge management systems.

  • Develop a knowledge management strategy for their organization.

  • Identify the importance of strategic alignment and benefits realization for any project.

  • Identify their own role and that of other key stakeholders, in the initiation, design, development or sourcing, operation and evolution of information and knowledge management systems.

  • Describe key considerations such as security, privacy, audit, project management and organizational change management.

SCMP Online Module 7 - Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector

January 14 - March 4, 2022

The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to become more acquainted with the issues and strategy of public sector supply chain management.  This module is supported by a variety of articles on public sector procurement and supply chain management, along with some website references.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of public sector procurement.

  • Identify the stakeholders of public sector supply chains.

  • Understand the unique public (vs. private) sector perspective on supply chain management.

  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative procurement.

  • Explain the rationale for competitive bidding in public procurement.

  • Describe the alternatives to competitive bidding (e.g., negotiation and sole sourcing), and identify conditions under which these alternatives could or should be used.

  • Identify the potential benefits and legal issues in public sector online tenders.

  • Describe the unique aspects of ethics in the public sector.

  • Identify lessons for the public sector from the ethics commission reports and scandals.

  • Assume the role of "whistleblower" and consider alternative courses of action.

  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by the federal government.

  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by provincial and municipal governments.

  • Understand unique aspects of procurement and supply chain management in the health care and education sectors.

  • In an advisory role to a public sector health care authority, make a recommendation on joining a third-party purchasing cooperative.

  • Describe how sustainability should be a part of the value proposition.

SCMP Online Module 2 - Procurement and Supply Management

January 19 - April 20, 2022

Procurement is the process of acquiring goods and services by organizations.  Traditionally, procurement has not been thought of in a strategic sense.  As the percentage of production items that is purchased has risen, so has the importance of procurement.  Procurement is now one of the key strategic elements of an organization.  The goal of this module is for candidates to better understand the strategic role of procurement, as well as tactical approaches that support the strategy.

The focus of this module is on matters of strategic and tactical importance in procurement.  The module starts with a discussion of the key processes that support an organization's strategic procurement goals before comparing strategic and tactical procurement.  A comprehensive procurement strategy backed up by solid procurement tactics supports an organization's goal of providing customers with highly valued products.  Specific tactical matters are considered along the way.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss, and present case reports.

  • Understand the elements of procurement strategy

  • Develop procurement strategy

  • Develop and apply tactics that support procurement strategy, including those related to processes, organization, supplier selection and relationships, decision making and technology

  • Analyze or direct others in the analysis of make or buy decisions, price, cost, quality, inventory and total cost of ownership

  • Apply or direct others in the application of tools to evaluate suppliers and produce statements of work

SCMP Online Module 3 - Logistics and Transportation

January 20 - April 21, 2022

Logistics is the management of inventory, in motion and at rest, to serve customers.  The goal of this module is for candidates to develop an understanding of the position and role of logistics in supply chain management, and the need to integrate the logistics functions (primarily customer service, inventory management, transportation and warehousing) as part of the supply chain strategy.  This module covers the fundamental logistics functions, as well as the strategic integration of those functions.

The focus of this module is on strategic management and integration of the logistics functions.  Inventory management is at the heart of logistics with a focus on inventory in motion (transportation) and at rest (warehousing), to provide service to customers.  Module 3 includes discussion on the role of third-party logistics (3PL) providers in logistics and SCM, along with the issue of reverse logistics - moving goods back up the supply chain for various reasons.

Strategic logistics decisions often involve trade-offs, e.g., moving large shipments of goods reduces transportation costs but increases the inventory carrying costs.  Thus, many of the sessions in this module are naturally linked.  A computer simulation included in this module requires candidates to apply concepts and tools learned throughout this module.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of organizational structure on integrated logistics management

  • Create and run a supply chain simulation model

  • Analyze location alternatives and make a recommendation

  • Use the simulation model to plan for expanding operations and create a report on simulation challenges and results

  • Appreciate inventory cost trade-offs (e.g., carrying costs vs ordering costs)

  • Understand the interaction between transportation and inventory decisions - and compute the ETQ

  • Apply the square root law to estimate impact of centralization and decentralization of facilities on inventory levels

  • Make a recommendation regarding carrier reduction at your organization

  • Create a transportation management system (TMS) RFP for your organization

  • Assess the applicability of cross-docking for your organization

  • Create a warehouse management system (WMS) RFP for your organization

  • Assess the applicability of logistics outsourcing for your organization

  • Develop a framework for 3PL provider selection for your organization

  • Understand sources of returns and reasons for returns

  • Develop an RFP for outsourcing your reverse logistics function

SCMP Online Module 4 - Operations and Process Management

January 21 - April 22, 2022

Operations and process management concerns the management of the direct resources and value-added activities that transform inputs (e.g., material, labour, capital, energy and skills) into outputs (goods and services).

Operations managers make decisions, both strategic and tactical, in a variety of contexts:

  • Capacity
  • Facilities
  • Technology
  • Sourcing
  • The workforce
  • Quality
  • Planning and control
  • The organization

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of operations management from a general management perspective. Tactical and strategic operations will be addressed. Operations design and management will be examined from the perspective of achieving the organization’s goals. As a supply chain professional, you should understand the scope and complexity of problems faced by operations managers.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss and present case reports.

  • Understand the nature of operations management in making tactical and strategic decisions for the organization.

  • Identify and discuss operations transformation processes and relate them to operational conditions such as stages in the product life cycle (PLC).

  • Explain the relationships between process flow, capacity, bottlenecks, variability, lead time and inventory.

  • Apply appropriate tools to solve product and service quality problems and process improvement problems.

  • Explain the basic elements of a lean production system (e.g., the Toyota Production System), value-added activity and elimination of waste in the system.

  • Explain the project planning process, develop the work breakdown structure and network (and associated critical path) for a project, and use this to solve project-related problems.

  • Discuss issues concerning the process of new product development, including the management of the prototyping and innovation process.

  • Apply operations strategy, in the context of operational capabilities, philosophies of operations, performance frontiers, competitive position, capacity strategies and operations improvement strategies.

  • Evaluate operations management at your organization.

SCMP Online Module 6 - Global Sourcing

March 11 - April 29, 2022

The goal of this module is to help SCMP candidates become more acquainted with the issues and the strategy of global sourcing. This module is supported by a variety of articles on global sourcing, along with some websites on global business and economics.

Module Goals:
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Understand major issues of the global sourcing environment, such as barriers and facilitators to global sourcing, with special reference to low-cost country sourcing

  • Conduct a total cost of ownership (TCO) comparison, including pre-transaction, transaction and post-transaction costs and sourcing an item domestically versus from a low-cost country

  • Identify and discuss some critical business and social issues of sourcing from low-cost countries, including child labour and countertrade

  • Identify important issues in the NAFTA/USMCA sourcing environment, such as drivers and challenges to sourcing from Mexico and the United States

  • Discuss the role and function of intermediaries in global sourcing and compare the costs and benefits of indirect versus direct dealing in global sourcing

  • Recommend when to use various means of payment available to importers/buyers

  • Discuss the impact of currency exchange on global sourcing risk

  • Discuss intellectual property and threats to it, including piracy and counterfeit goods and understand other security issues, including hijacking, bottlenecks and terrorism

Non-member registration will include a membership until April 30, 2023 (for ON residents and new members only) or until March 31, 2023 (for BC residents and new members only)

SCMP Online Module 8 - Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects

March 11 - April 29, 2022

The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to identify the issues about and develop strategies for service sector supply chain management and large projects supply chain management. This module is supported by a variety of articles on services, large projects and sustainability in procurement.

In earlier modules and workshops, supply chain management was considered in many different contexts. Topics such as logistics, operations management, project management and social responsibility were explored in detail. This module draws upon the knowledge obtained throughout the SCMP Program and applies that knowledge to the service sector, large projects and sustainable supply chains.

Module Goals
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of services and how they differ from manufactured goods

  • Define growth in the services sector and the need for performance optimization

  • Understand the strategic importance of demand, capacity and yield management

  • Describe collaborative practices and how they impact customer/supplier relationship

  • Describe collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment

  • Describe the differences and similarities in the capital equipment acquisition process relative to normal operating goods.

  • Perform basic capital equipment investment analysis

  • Understand the process of project management for large projects, and the impact on the supply chain

  • Describe issues related to asset disposal and asset recovery

  • Understand sustainability and develop a green supply chain strategy.

Non-member registration will include a membership until April 30, 2023 (for ON residents and new members only) or until March 31, 2023 (for BC residents and new members only).

SCMP Online Module 1 - Supply Chain Management - Spring 2022

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: May 11 - Aug 10, 2022

Early Bird Registration until April 18, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.
Module Overview
 
Supply chain management (SCM) is the process of strategically managing flows of goods, services, finance and knowledge, along with relationships within and among organizations, to realize greater economic value through:
  • Supporting enterprise strategic objectives
  • Contributing to the achievement of strategic competitiveness of the enterprise
  • Contributing to the enhancement of the competitive advantage of the enterprise
  • Enhancing customer satisfaction

The goal of this module is to have candidates appreciate the big picture and recognize the critical, strategic and dynamic nature of SCM.  This module develops the functional and institutional aspects of SCM, and lays the foundation for the remaining modules and workshops in the SCMP program.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss, and present case reports.
  • Apply mapping tools to describe and analyze supply chains.
  • Apply analytical modules to clarify SCM strategy and link supply chain performance to return on assets (ROA) and return on investment (ROI).
  • Recognize cycle time reduction (CTR) opportunities.
  • Make inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) recommendations.
  • Assess supply chain risk.
  • Audit supply chains in terms of social responsibility.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

SCMP Online Module 5 - Knowledge Management - Spring 2022

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: May 11 - Jun 29, 2022

Early Bird Registration until April 18, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.
Module Overview

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.
 
Competitive advantage is achieved through developing and implementing creative and timely business solutions that reuse applicable knowledge and that use newly created knowledge.  Newly created knowledge is referred to as innovation.
 
The goal of this module is to help candidate understand what knowledge management is, where and how it should be applied and the challenges that go along with implementing knowledge management systems.
 
This module develops both the technical and behavioural aspects of knowledge management.  This module prepares candidate for assessing the knowledge management systems in their own organizations and making recommendations for improvements in those systems.  The cases examined in this module further apply the concepts and tools learned throughout the module.
 

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Apply the basic concepts of knowledge management through a series of group and individual assignments
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of knowledge management systems and the obstacles to implementing knowledge management systems.
  • Develop a knowledge management strategy for their organization.
  • Identify the importance of strategic alignment and benefits realization for any project.
  • Identify their own role and that of other key stakeholders, in the initiation, design, development or sourcing, operation and evolution of information and knowledge management systems.
  • Describe key considerations such as security, privacy, audit, project management and organizational change management.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
 
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

SCMP Online Module 7 - Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector - Spring 2022

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: May 11 - Jun 29, 2022

Early Bird Registration until April 18, 2022

  • Member: $495.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $795.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.

Regular Registration

  • Member: $695.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $995.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.
Module Overview
 
The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to become more acquainted with the issues and strategy of public sector supply chain management.  This module is supported by a variety of articles on public sector procurement and supply chain management, along with some website references.
 

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of public sector procurement.
  • Identify the stakeholders of public sector supply chains.
  • Understand the unique public (vs. private) sector perspective on supply chain management.
  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative procurement.
  • Explain the rationale for competitive bidding in public procurement.
  • Describe the alternatives to competitive bidding (e.g., negotiation and sole sourcing), and identify conditions under which these alternatives could or should be used.
  • Identify the potential benefits and legal issues in public sector online tenders.
  • Describe the unique aspects of ethics in the public sector.
  • Identify lessons for the public sector from the ethics commission reports and scandals.
  • Assume the role of "whistleblower" and consider alternative courses of action.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by the federal government.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by provincial and municipal governments.
  • Understand unique aspects of procurement and supply chain management in the health care and education sectors.
  • In an advisory role to a public sector health care authority, make a recommendation on joining a third-party purchasing cooperative.
  • Describe how sustainability should be a part of the value proposition.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
 
You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

SCMP Online Module 2 - Procurement and Supply Management - Spring 2022

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: May 12 - Aug 11, 2022

Early Bird Registration until April 18, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + taxes
  • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.

Module Overview


Procurement is the process of acquiring goods and services by organizations.  Traditionally, procurement has not been thought of in a strategic sense.  As the percentage of production items that is purchased has risen, so has the importance of procurement.  Procurement is now one of the key strategic elements of an organization.  The goal of this module is for candidates to better understand the strategic role of procurement, as well as tactical approaches that support the strategy.

The focus of this module is on matters of strategic and tactical importance in procurement.  The module starts with a discussion of the key processes that support an organization's strategic procurement goals before comparing strategic and tactical procurement.  A comprehensive procurement strategy backed up by solid procurement tactics supports an organization's goal of providing customers with highly valued products.  Specific tactical matters are considered along the way.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss, and present case reports.
  • Understand the elements of procurement strategy
  • Develop procurement strategy
  • Develop and apply tactics that support procurement strategy, including those related to processes, organization, supplier selection and relationships, decision making and technology
  • Analyze or direct others in the analysis of make or buy decisions, price, cost, quality, inventory and total cost of ownership
  • Apply or direct others in the application of tools to evaluate suppliers and produce statements of work

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

SCMP Online Module 3 - Logistics and Transportation - Spring 2022

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: May 13 - Aug 12, 2022

Early Bird Registration until April 18, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their provincial institute prior to registering for this course.

Module Overview

Logistics is the management of inventory, in motion and at rest, to serve customers.  The goal of this module is for candidates to develop an understanding of the position and role of logistics in supply chain management, and the need to integrate the logistics functions (primarily customer service, inventory management, transportation and warehousing) as part of the supply chain strategy.  This module covers the fundamental logistics functions, as well as the strategic integration of those functions.

The focus of this module is on strategic management and integration of the logistics functions.  Inventory management is at the heart of logistics with a focus on inventory in motion (transportation) and at rest (warehousing), to provide service to customers.  Module 3 includes discussion on the role of third-party logistics (3PL) providers in logistics and SCM, along with the issue of reverse logistics - moving goods back up the supply chain for various reasons.

Strategic logistics decisions often involve trade-offs, e.g., moving large shipments of goods reduces transportation costs but increases the inventory carrying costs.  Thus, many of the sessions in this module are naturally linked.  A computer simulation included in this module requires candidates to apply concepts and tools learned throughout this module.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of organizational structure on integrated logistics management
  • Create and run a supply chain simulation model
  • Analyze location alternatives and make a recommendation
  • Use the simulation model to plan for expanding operations and create a report on simulation challenges and results
  • Appreciate inventory cost trade-offs (e.g., carrying costs vs ordering costs)
  • Understand the interaction between transportation and inventory decisions - and compute the ETQ
  • Apply the square root law to estimate impact of centralization and decentralization of facilities on inventory levels
  • Make a recommendation regarding carrier reduction at your organization
  • Create a transportation management system (TMS) RFP for your organization
  • Assess the applicability of cross-docking for your organization
  • Create a warehouse management system (WMS) RFP for your organization
  • Assess the applicability of logistics outsourcing for your organization
  • Develop a framework for 3PL provider selection for your organization
  • Understand sources of returns and reasons for returns
  • Develop an RFP for outsourcing your reverse logistics function

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 

If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.

SCMP Online Module 4 - Operations and Process Management - Spring 2022

Join us for self-paced and self-study SCMP Online modules. We design our program keeping in mind the convenience of our accreditation candidates, most of who are working professionals and therefore value time alongside excellence in supply chain education.

Course Dates: May 16 - Aug 15, 2022

Early Bird Registration until April 18, 2022

  • Member: $795.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $1095.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their institute prior to registering for the course

Regular Registration

  • Member: $995.00 + taxes
  • Non-Member: $1295.00 + taxes
    • Those outside of ON and BC must register as a member with their institute prior to registering for the course
Module Overview
 

Operations and process management concerns the management of the direct resources and value-added activities that transform inputs (e.g., material, labour, capital, energy and skills) into outputs (goods and services).

Operations managers make decisions, both strategic and tactical, in a variety of contexts:

  • Capacity
  • Facilities
  • Technology
  • Sourcing
  • The workforce
  • Quality
  • Planning and control
  • The organization

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of operations management from a general management perspective. Tactical and strategic operations will be addressed. Operations design and management will be examined from the perspective of achieving the organization’s goals. As a supply chain professional, you should understand the scope and complexity of problems faced by operations managers.

Module Goals

Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze, discuss and present case reports.
  • Understand the nature of operations management in making tactical and strategic decisions for the organization.
  • Identify and discuss operations transformation processes and relate them to operational conditions such as stages in the product life cycle (PLC).
  • Explain the relationships between process flow, capacity, bottlenecks, variability, lead time and inventory.
  • Apply appropriate tools to solve product and service quality problems and process improvement problems.
  • Explain the basic elements of a lean production system (e.g., the Toyota Production System), value-added activity and elimination of waste in the system.
  • Explain the project planning process, develop the work breakdown structure and network (and associated critical path) for a project, and use this to solve project-related problems.
  • Discuss issues concerning the process of new product development, including the management of the prototyping and innovation process.
  • Apply operations strategy, in the context of operational capabilities, philosophies of operations, performance frontiers, competitive position, capacity strategies and operations improvement strategies.
  • Evaluate operations management at your organization.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer request to a future online module offering is permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to week 3.  Credits to be sued for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact SCMAO for details regarding eligibility to transfer.
 
If you would like to withdraw from a module, please send an email to kcheshire@supplychaincanada.com and copy your Coach.  You are required to inform SCMAO of your intent as soon as possible.  Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.  It is highly advisable that you review your eligibility for a refund or transfer under the Payment and Cancellation Policy.
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