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CTS | Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management pathway is the study of the processes involved in the movement of goods from producer to consumer.  It is ideal for students interested in studying these processes or working within the logistical processes of strategically managing the flow of goods, services, finances and knowledge.


LOG 1010 Logistics

Students identify logistics as a sector in Canada’s economy, by describing related subsectors, users and providers of logistics services. Students also identify current and emerging career paths in logistics.

LOG 1020 Warehouse & Distribute 1

Students explore warehousing and distribution systems as subsectors of logistics and participate in warehousing, materials handling systems, stock placement and documentation activities.
Prerequisite: LOG1010: Logistics

LOG 1030 Traffic & Transport 1

Students distinguish among modes, vehicles and vessels involved in transportation, identify the advantages and disadvantages of single mode and intermodal usages, and demonstrate basic skills related to map reading, technology, handling equipment and handling dangerous goods.
Prerequisite: LOG1010: Logistics

LOG 1040 Purchasing 1

Students identify the role of purchasing, distinguish between public and private purchasing activities, perform expediting activities, and provide service to internal and external customers.
Prerequisite: LOG1010: Logistics


LOG 2010: Warehouse & Distribute 2

Students examine types of warehousing and develop basic skills in packaging, packing, documentation and materials handling. Students also explore bonding principles and practices and career opportunities within the warehousing and distribution sector.
Prerequisite: LOG1020: Warehouse & Distribute 1

LOG 2020: Traffic & Transport 2

Students develop basic skills in tracking, route planning, scheduling, load planning and other competencies related to handling outgoing shipments, including documentation, customs (import and export), weather and climate conditions, and strategies for preventive maintenance in traffic and transportation.
Prerequisite: LOG1030: Traffic & Transport 1

LOG 2030: Purchasing 2

Students develop an understanding of the principles of locus of control, economies of scale, risk management, surface and hidden costs, tendering and procurement. Students also perform purchasing activities and address related factors, including budgets and inflation, within an organization’s decision-making structure.
Prerequisite: LOG1040: Purchasing 1

LOG 2040: Inventory Management 1

Students identify the role of inventory management and control, and participate in and demonstrate basic abilities to manage and control inventory.
Prerequisite: LOG1010: Logistics


LOG 3010: Warehouse & Distribute 3

Students develop an understanding and competencies related to stock movement and placement procedures, product tracking and the use of automated warehouse systems. Students also develop competencies in labeling, containerizing and palletizing items.
Prerequisite: LOG 2010: Warehouse & Distribute 2

LOG 3020: Traffic & Transport 3

Students explore transport regulations and licensing and develop competency in planning a route and developing contingency plans.
Prerequisite: LOG 2020: Traffic & Transport 2

LOG 3030: Purchasing 3

Students develop knowledge about contract and business law, supplier quality assurance and performance management. Students also develop negotiation skills and an appreciation for the importance of professional ethics.
Prerequisite: LOG 2030: Purchasing 2

LOG 3040: Inventory Management 2

Students demonstrate competencies related to product movement and replenishment strategies, budgeting, internal controls and asset recovery.
Prerequisite: LOG 2040: Inventory Management 1