Global Logistics Management

Professional Development Certificate and Courses Online

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Advance your Career in Supply Chain!

The Supply Chain Management Association Alberta (SCMA AB), in association with MacEwan University School of Continuing Education, offers this advanced, comprehensive series of courses to meet the emerging needs of the global supply chain industry.Through case-based, problem-solving activities, you will have the opportunity to apply high level, analytical reasoning to examine different solutions to purchasing and transportation logistics, advanced sourcing, and integrated business systems in different domestic and international settings to achieve a stronger presence in the global marketplace.

Complete all courses and Earn the certificate in as little as 10 months ONLINE

The Global Logistics Management Professional Development Certificate and Courses includes eight courses designed for supply chain professionals to build on their supply chain knowledge and experience, and enhance their ability to analyze international logistics systems and strategies in relation to organizational goals and relationships.

Delivery 

Courses are delivered Online at the scheduled time. Required textbook and information regarding access to the course will be emailed once your register for the course. 

Overview

 This certificate consists of eight courses and 126 instructional hours.

  1. Global Supply Chain Management (21 hours)
  2. Logistics Infrastructure (14 hours)
  3. International Sourcing (21 hours)
  4. Production and Operations Analysis(14 hours)
  5. Supply Chain Risk Management (14 hours)
  6. Warehousing and Materials Handling (14 hours)
  7. Logistics and Relationship Management (14 hours)
  8. Transportation Management (14 hours)

 All completed courses will be eligible for 10 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points through SCMA AB and Continuing Education (CE) credit hours by MacEwan University. 

The courses can be taken individually. Complete all eight to receive your Global Logistics Management Certificate.

The courses are designed for professionals, with broad business knowledge and experience in Supply Chain Management, wishing to enhance their career growth, develop in-depth knowledge and specialized skills in Global Logistics.

To register for the courses, visit www.MacEwan.ca/GlobalLogistics

To know more about this certificate program, Contact 780-497-5207 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

1. Global Supply Chain Management

Through this course, you will explore the approaches currently used in industry to overcome and mitigate the challenges of supporting a 21st century supply chain strategy.

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the supply chain management business model through enterprise extension and integrated service providers as strategic collaborative tools as well as insight into integrative management, responsiveness, and financial assessment that drive global supply chain.

Students will establish a framework for performance assessment to create a competitive advantage through high-performance logistics using integrated measurement systems.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze integrative management and supply chain processes in terms of collaboration, enterprise extension and integrated service providers (ISPs)
  • Assess logistical organizations in terms of functional aggregation and the shift in emphasis from function to process
  • Examine the development of collaborative relationships and describe the supply chain collaborative framework
  • Explain how to conduct an operational assessment and develop supply chain comprehensive metrics
  • Distinguish between financial assessment tools including cost-revenue analysis, strategic profit model and the requirements for financial reporting

Instructional hours: 21

Course fee: $895

CPD Credits: 10

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2. Logistics Infrastructure

This course will help you to identify and analyze the infrastructure required to support logistics activities and the flow of goods and information from a global perspective.

Acquire strategies to avoid customer dissatisfaction and lost sales by ensuring proper inventory quantity and assortment. Students will improve their knowledge of the financial impact of overstocking in relation to additional warehouse space, working capital, insurance, taxes and obsolescence, and explore the challenging task of evaluating logistical networks, while considering the numerous factors at play when creating and implementing new logistical networks.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify procedures for setting and monitoring appropriate inventory levels
  • Create an integrative model that combines the temporal and spatial dimensions of logistics into a single theoretical framework
  • Establish a total cost integration strategy that includes transportation and inventory economics
  • Explore the integration structure that provides the basis for process development, trade-off quantification and integrative measurement
  • Formulate a logistical strategy that embraces cost minimization, threshold service, service sensitivity and other considerations in network design

Instructional hours: 14

Course fee: $795

CPD Credits: 10

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3. International Sourcing

Make global sourcing decisions that incorporate overall procurement objectives including continuous supply strategies, quality improvement, supplier development and the lowest total cost of ownership.

Learn to assess industry and alternate procurement strategies that include insourcing versus outsourcing, as well as managing an international procurement strategy. The stages of global supply chain integration, and guidelines for making global sourcing decisions will also be examined, along with advanced planning and scheduling (APS).

Students will develop their knowledge of sales and operational planning for forecasting and effective cross-functional, cross-organizational collaboration.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze various procurement objectives including continuous supply, minimizing inventory investments, quality improvement and supplier development
  • Explain the total cost of ownership and how it impacts “three bids and a buy”
  • Discuss the global perspective of today’s business operations
  • Outline the supply chain planning process and the various applications including demand, production, logistics planning and inventory deployment
  • Evaluate advanced planning and scheduling (APS) including the components involved and the benefits to supply chain planning

Instructional hours: 21

Course fee: $895

CPD Credits: 10

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4. Production and Operations Analysis

Explore the latest developments in manufacturing that drive new operational methods which have logistical implications on decisions related to manufacturing processes and strategies.

Learn to analyze and assess total quality management programs and standards, manufacturing processes and strategies, as well as the trade-offs that must be made with alternative manufacturing processes.

Students will acquire techniques to evaluate and develop an operational analysis methodology along with strategies for logistics planning.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the “quality imperative” in relation to product quality, total quality management and quality standards
  • Assess manufacturing perspectives including brand power, volume, variety, and constraints, as well as lead time
  • Explain contemporary manufacturing developments that are altering how businesses view the manufacturing process
  • Outline a systematic operational analysis methodology that includes techniques used for logistics planning
  • Describe various supply chain operations analysis methods and techniques

Instructional hours: 14

Course fee: $795

CPD Credits: 10

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5. Supply Chain Risk Management

Risk in the supply chain is inevitable and can have serious consequences if not managed. Students will learn to identify, evaluate, and plan for risk using risk management strategies and techniques in response to uncertainty in the global supply chain industry and acquire techniques to analyze the interrelationship between supply chain processes operational and financial hedging strategies to create resilience.

Students will build their awareness about sustainability from various perspectives including the environment, ethics, education and economics.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate risk and security management in terms of regulation, finance and taxation as well as security
  • Overcome the internal challenges impeding the development of risk strategies and learn to embed risk management into daily supply chain activities
  • Determine the key stakeholders in each segment of your supply chain and how they can implement risk management strategies
  • Discuss sustainability from various perspectives including the environment, ethics, education and economics.

Instructional hours: 14

Course fee: $795

CPD Credits: 10

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6. Warehousing and Materials Handling

Gain a stronger appreciation of the value warehousing contributes to the logistics process. Analyze the economic and service justification for warehousing and identify the activities required for facility design and operations.

Students will examine the two main focuses of warehouse operations: handling and storage, evaluate the various ownership arrangements and assess the role of warehouse management systems (WMS) and yard management systems (YMS).

Students will explore mechanized, semi-automated and information-directed handling equipment capabilities and trade-offs.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the economic and service benefits of warehousing from a strategic perspective
  • Evaluate various warehouse ownership arrangements including private, public, contract and network deployment
  • Assess the role played by warehouse management systems (WMS) and yard management systems (YMS)
  • Examine the packaging perspectives—consumer, focused on marketing and industrial, focused on logistics
  • Analyze automated systems, information-directed systems and special handling considerations

Instructional hours: 14

Course fee: $795

CPD Credits: 10

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  7. Logistics and Relationship Management

Discover the value proposition that the international logistics trade environment provides resulting in service benefits, cost minimization and organizational success.

Examine the broad range of global logistics activities related to order processing, inventory, transportation, warehousing, materials handling and packaging, and facility network design.

Students will learn about international operations and explore the integration objectives of responsiveness, variance and inventory reduction, shipment consolidation, quality and life cycle support. Customer service and satisfaction will be reviewed, with the aim of achieving the “perfect order” illustrating how success can be achieved when customers are satisfied.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the objectives of integrated logistics
  • Explain the importance of global logistical synchronization to supply chain integration in terms of performance cycle structure and dynamics
  • Describe the fundamental concepts that underlie customer-focused marketing, with consideration of how logistics supports a firm’s overall marketing strategy
  • Analyze how supply chain outputs impact end users and how such outputs must be structured to meet their requirements
  • Outline how firms succeed by increasing their level of commitment to customer relationships

Instructional hours: 14

Course fee: $795

CPD Credits: 10

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8. Transportation Management

From an international, free-market perspective, students will enhance their knowledge of the infrastructure and regulations for freight transportation. They will examine costing and pricing techniques, and various systems for transportation management to help assess which services best fit the requirements.

This will include analysis of specialized, value-added services including product packaging, sorting, sequencing and just-in-time or guaranteed delivery, as well as intermodal and non-operating intermediaries.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe transportation infrastructure including role, functionality and principles
  • Discuss the various value-added services that transportation service providers offer including product sorting, sequencing, modification and just-in-time or guaranteed delivery
  • Outline the value of transportation service and how it can play a more significant role than simply moving products from one location to another
  • Explain how there is no such thing as cheap transportation as operational expectations become more precise, order-to-delivery performance cycles shorten and margins for operational error near zero

Instructional hours: 14

Course fee: $795

CPD Credits: 10

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To register for all the courses, visit www.MacEwan.ca/GlobalLogistics

To know more about this certificate program, Contact 780-497-5207 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.