Supply Chain Management and Logistics

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The products and services used every day are dependent on supply chains. These supply chains work behind the scenes connecting suppliers, customers, and other partners to meet the needs of the global marketplace and help drive economies worldwide.  Supply Chain Management involves the integration of numerous processes to create an operational framework, within which multiple organizations work collaboratively to meet marketplace demand.  Logistics -the movement, storage, and flow of goods, services, and information - is an integral part of this framework. 
The Supply Chain Management and Logistics program provides learners with the knowledge and skills to manage supply chains and coordinate logistics.  The program explores the integrated nature of supply chains systems and their connections to stakeholder and strategic objectives.  Learners will learn about the production, acquisition and sale of goods, services, and material, as well as the logistics required to bring these goods and services to market.  The program includes essential business principles such as financial management that guides supply chain design and decision-making.  It integrates a customer-centric philosophy throughout with emphasis on the development of leadership and communication skills, essential for negotiations and maintaining strategic relationships.  Focus will include the use of industry technologies as well as quality and continuous improvement processes, systems, and techniques.


The requirements of this post-graduate diploma program may be achieved within two (2) academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • A degree or diploma program in Business, Engineering, or Information Technology;  or
    A combination of relevant course work and related industry experience 

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of this program may find work in a range of supply chain management and logistics occupations, where there is a wide array of roles such as procurement, logistics, inventory management, transportation, and contract management.

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    Specific Considerations

    Supply Chain Management and Logistics includes course work in relevant business fundamentals.  Learners with a Business Administration degree or diploma may be eligible for credit towards applicable business course.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Supply Chain Foundations
    • Economics
    • Data Analytics
    • Operations
    • Warehouse Management
    • Accounting
    • Law and Legal Regulations
    • Transportation Systems
    • Inventory Management
    • Project Management
    • Business Communication
    • Quality Assurance
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Financial Management
    • Risk Management
    • Procurement

    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    This course is designed to examine the role of operations management for goods-producing and service-providing organizations.  Focus is placed on developing the skills used to design, operate, and manage systems that create products and services.  Additional emphasis is placed on the analysis of operational processes and supply chains to improve quality, create value, optimize productivity, and improve output.

    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to identify, analyze and minimize risks. Topics include when and how risk management methods are applied, the principles and processes used to mitigate risks and how to apply the resources to control their likelihood and severity.

    This course is designed to examine how organizations formulate strategies and operational plans.  Focus is placed on strategic and operational planning, the allocation of resources, capabilities, and activities, and developing priorities and performance targets.

    This course is designed to examine public procurement and its legislation, policies, and procedures specific to the different levels of government. Focus is placed on the unique characteristics of public procurement, competitive bidding processes, and commonly used tools and strategies. The management of supplier and vendor relationships, contract management, and legal, ethical, and legislative impacts on public procurement are also explored.


    • TRDI1066A

    This course is designed to apply learning from Supply Chain Management and Logistics to an industry partner project. Working with faculty and an industry partner, learners are tasked with finding solutions to a business problem. Focus is placed on application of theory and best practices and using business tools, techniques, and strategies to gain a deeper understanding of Supply Chain Management and Logistics. This course culminates with a final report and presentation of the project findings and recommendations.

    This course is designed to allow the learner to work independently in an industry setting related to their field of study. Learners are expected to follow the work schedule of the field experience host. The duration of this course is six (6) weeks.

    This course is designed to develop communication techniques and strategies used in a business environment. Focus is placed on delivering presentations, producing business documents and messages, and developing professional communication skills.

    This course is designed to introduce a wide range of macroeconomic topics. Focus is placed on aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, unemployment, inflation, money and banking, monetary policy, as well as international trade and trade policy.

    This course is designed to introduce the principles of economics and the economic behaviour of individuals and businesses. The course examines the roles of business, individuals, and government in the market system. Course topics also include the supply and demand model, market structures, price elasticity and regulations.

    This course is designed to examine the challenges and successes of corporate social responsibility. Focus is placed on exploring corporate social responsibility as the continuing commitment by business to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life for the workforce, their families and society at large. Focus also includes the application of ethical concepts and principles to make thoughtful and responsible ethical decisions for a business.

    This course is designed to develop knowledge of financial tools, techniques, and strategies to make supply chain decisions. Focus is placed on pricing, cost management drivers and strategies, and the development of budgets, financial forecasts, and financial plans. Additional focus is placed on managing financial risk and capital budgeting techniques.


    • GACG1133A

    This course is designed to introduce the managerial accounting principles used to make effective management decisions. Focus is placed on analyzing data to assist in managerial responsibilities.  

    This course is designed to examine the recording, analyzing, and reporting of financial information. Focus is placed on the accounting equation, the accounting cycle, accounting of inventory, and examining balance sheet, income statement, statement of equity, and cash flow statement information.

    This course is designed to develop intercultural communication strategies for diverse business environments. Focus is placed on examining diverse cultures, the concept of culture shock as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).  Additional emphasis is placed on navigating cultural nuances in business etiquette and building rapport with diverse cultures.

    This course is an introduction to basic concepts in Canadian law that pertain to business. It provides students with an overview of various acts and legislations that govern the marketplace. Topics include contract law, tort liability, employment legislation, intellectual property, and real property.

    This course is designed to interpret international legal requirements and how they apply to international trade. Focus is placed on sources of laws, policies, regulations, and the institutions which govern international trade. Additional focus is placed on the basic rights and obligations of buyers and sellers, common international agreements, laws used to protect Canadian intellectual property, and contract law. Ethical issues in international trade are also explored.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities.

    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate a project within a team environment. Focus is placed on effective project management techniques to monitor all work activities and ensure a quality product while remaining within all project requirements.

    This course is designed to examine facilitation, negotiation, and decision-making processes. Focus is placed on developing facilitation, decision-making and negotiation skills through applying tools, techniques, and approaches.

    This course is designed to examine the concepts of continuous improvement and methodologies used to enhance organizational performance. Focus is placed on business drivers and metrics and Lean Six Sigma tools, concepts, and methodology.

    This course is designed to examine quality assurance, quality assurance systems, and the quality control process. Focus is placed on commonly used quality assurance tools, using quality metrics and improvement plans to enhance organizational performance, and the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM). Additional emphasis is placed on quality requirements for a project, product or service, quality assurance procedures and documentation, and evaluating vendor/supplier quality capabilities.

    This course is designed to explore fundamental principles of data analytics for supply chain management through the utilization of software tools. Focus is placed on how data is created, stored, retrieved, and manipulated, data analytics tools, and utilizing the features and functions of spreadsheet software for data analytics. Additional emphasis is placed on using data analysis to support business decisions, presentation platforms for data analysis, and machine learning algorithms and predictions.

    A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

    This course is designed to examine how warehouse management techniques, technologies, and strategies are utilized in supply chain management. Focus is placed on the relationship between warehousing and other nodes in the supply chain, the movement of inventory in a warehouse, and how location, layout, automation, and specialization affect warehouse operations. Additional emphasis is placed on the outbound processes that support shipping and distribution, methods of material handling, inventory management and control, and warehouse Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Security and health and safety in a warehousing environment are also explored.

    This course is designed to examine the functional components and activities within a supply chain. Focus is placed on examining purchasing, inventory management, warehousing, distribution, and transportation. Also emphasized is the impact of globalization, leadership, customer service, and strategy on supply chain management.

    This course is designed to examine forecasting and inventory management concepts, strategies, and techniques. Focus is placed on quantitative and qualitative forecasting methods and managing special forecasting scenarios. Additional emphasis is placed on classifying inventory, inventory carrying costs, ordering decisions, safety stock and reorder points. Economic order quantity calculations and total cost analysis calculations are also explored.

    This course is designed to examine how technology supports supply chain processes and operations. Focus is placed on common information systems and technologies as well as applications, emerging technologies, and automation used in supply chain management. The use of scenario planning and simulations to make supply chain decisions is also explored.

    This course is designed to examine how purchasing and supplier management strategies contribute to the optimization of supply chains. Focus is placed on purchasing approaches that support supply chain functions, domestic and global sourcing, the standard competitive bid processes, and the effects of pricing and total cost of ownership on purchasing decisions. Learners explore incentive pricing, strategic sourcing, supplier partnerships, and evaluation criteria for supplier performance.

    This course is designed to examine how freight forwarding practices contribute to supply chain management. Focus is placed on regulatory requirements for importing and exporting goods, International Commercial Terms (Incoterms), commonly used freight forwarding documentation, and the benefits, risks, and instruments of international payment. Learners also explore types and suitability of shipment packaging, shipping alternatives, security weaknesses, and the regulation of the transportation of dangerous goods.

    This course is designed to analyze how the transportation industry impacts supply chains. Focus is placed on the various modes of transportation, examining the impact of transportation on Canada’s economy, and applying various transportation strategies. Provincial, national, and international laws that affect transportation are also discussed.

    NOC Codes

    10012 - Purchasing managers
    12013 - Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
    12102 - Procurement and purchasing agents and officers
    13201 - Production and transportation logistics coordinators
    14403 - Purchasing and inventory control workers
    70012 - Facility operation and maintenance managers

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