Supply Chain

Supply Chain & Logistics

Obtain well-rounded exposure to the supply chain sector and prepare for a versatile career in the field in just 50 weeks. Take advantage of our small class sizes to get more attention and focused guidance from our seasoned instructors.

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    Remote Classes: 50 Weeks/ Self-Study: 33 Weeks


    Remote Classes: 16 Weeks / Self-Study: NA

    Program Outline

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    About Our Supply Chain and Logistics Program

    The Supply Chain and Logistics diploma program sets students up for success in a fast-growing industry through a 16-week internship. Aside from taking foundational courses in Supply Chain and Logistics, Purchasing, Inventory Management, and Transportation, you will also take Microsoft Office courses to improve your computer skills and a Career Management class to make your job-hunting experience a breeze.

    Our Supply Chain & Logistics program is offered in two online learning options:

    • live, instructor-led sessions that combine the flexibility of online learning with real-time interaction and support from experienced instructors.
    • self-study option that follows a set weekly pace but with the flexibility to complete your studies at any time of the day, along with facilitator support.

    Career Opportunities

    Upon completing our Supply Chain and Logistics courses, you will qualify for positions such as:

    • Logistics Coordinator
    • Inventory Planner
    • Inventory Analyst
    • Purchasing Agent
    • Materials Coordinator
    • Scheduling Clerk
    • Cargo and Freight Agent
    • Customs Broker

    Employers Who Have Hired Our Supply Chain and Logistics Program Grads

    • Canadian Tire Corporation
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Laidlaw
    • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
    • Pepsi Co.
    • QRC Logistics
    • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.


    93 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 25

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 39

    High Wage/HR**

    *Employment Rate based on 2022 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.


    NOC Code: 1215/12013 - **Wage data based on NOC Code 1215 and rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Jan 2024.

    Available Learning Options

    At triOS College, you can choose the learning option that meets your needs. This program is currently available in:

    Online: Remote Classes

    Instructor-led classes on a set schedule, held remotely live on video over the Internet.

    Supply Chain & Logistics

    Duration: 50 Weeks

    Internship: 16 Weeks

    Program Outline

    Online: Self-Study

    Flexible schedule with a set weekly pace and the support of facilitators when you need it; delivered over the Internet.

    Supply Chain (Online)

    Duration: 33 Weeks

    Internship: Unavailable

    Program Outline

    Program Details

    Do you like planning strategy, building competitive advantage, and meeting the needs of customers? Are you looking for a career in a global environment? If so, then the Supply Chain and Logistics program at triOS College is right for you.

    Supply chain and logistics plays a role in every service and product we consume, including conception, design, manufacturing, and shipping.

    If you’re interested in the way products and services make their way to the end consumer and enjoy problem-solving, then our logistics and supply chain courses will equip you with the expertise you need to succeed in this industry. In this year-long program, you will acquire skills such as technical understanding, operations management, customer service, and sales, and gain hands-on experience through an internship program.

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • Chance to network and connect with the global market and interact with, and hear from, industry-leading guest speakers.
    • Certificate from CIFFA*.
    • Certificate of Recognition in Introductory Dispatch and Operations Software from the Universal Freight Operating System (UFOS)**.
    • Advanced standing towards the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation***.
    • Software subscriptions FOR Microsoft Office and Windows included in the tuition fee.

    *A Certificate from CIFFA is nationally recognized within the international transportation and trade industries.

    **Successful graduates of this program will also achieve a Certificate of Recognition in Introductory Dispatch and Operations Software from Universal Freight Operating System (UFOS). The certificate is evidence that students are prepared to use the UFOS transportation management system, which is used by many supply chain organizations across North America.

    ***The Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation is an internationally-recognized certification of strategic supply chain leadership. It is Canada’s most widely-held designation in supply chain management.

    Check out as well triOS College’s Supply Chain & Operations Management program.

    Course Listings: Supply Chain Online
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Outlook
    This course is a combination of virtual training, assessments, and exams related to Microsoft Outlook. Skills covered include how to organize and manage communications, contacts, schedules, and tasks. Email and meetings are a major part of the professional world, learning how to compose, send, receive, store, and delete email messages, meetings, and appointments is crucial and covered in this module.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft PowerPoint
    This course is a combination of virtual training, projects, and exams in Microsoft PowerPoint. Skills covered include the creation of attractive, professional-looking presentations, using and formatting animations, transitions, pictures, audio, video, charts, tables, and incorporating speaker notes and annotations into presentations.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. The Business of Buying, Selling and Negotiating
    In this course, students will explore the importance of developing interpersonal skills used to negotiate effectively as a buyer or a seller. Students will learn techniques, model skill sets and articulate terminology used when buying or selling in business to business (B2B), or business to consumer (B2C), interactions.  
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Planning & Preparation - Level 1
    Career Planning and Preparation Level 1 introduces tools for a successful job search. The course will help students maintain a career-focused approach throughout their academic program. Students will learn basic career preparation skills, such as how to research opportunities, network for industry contacts and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and cover letter, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Asynchronous class discussion on the discussion board on various career-planning topics will round out this module. This course is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation Level 2.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Planning & Preparation - Level 2
    This course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Level 1. Topics covered include how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work. Important career tools are the focus with the creation of a personal list of "Top Employers" and current industry opportunities, as well as finalizing a professional resume, career portfolio, and career correspondence. Interview skills explored and practiced are the identification of different types and forms of interviews, responding to typical questions, evaluating job offers, and negotiating terms of employment. Self-management topics are reviewed with a focus on strategies for long-term professional success.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Digital Literacy for Professionals
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of learning and working in a digital environment. This course will cover the following elements: using devices and handling information, creating and editing information, communicating and collaborating, and being safe and responsible online.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Excel
    This course is a combination of virtual training, projects, and exams in Microsoft Excel. Skills covered include working with workbooks and worksheets, inputting data into worksheets, formatting cells, using functions and formulas, and creating and editing charts.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Essentials of Freight Forwarding
    This course builds on the knowledge acquired in the International Transportation and Trade course. A combined theory and hands-on environment will introduce students to the requirements for various international payments, export packaging and warehousing, commercial documentation, transportation insurance, cargo security and dangerous goods, as well as alternative methods of transportation. Students will also learn about cost and quoting.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Inventory Control & Materials Management
    This course provides students with a broad introduction to the basics of materials management, manufacturing planning and control systems, inventory control, physical distribution and relationships with other operational functions within the supply chain.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Canadian Business in the Global Marketplace
    This course provides an overview of Canadian business practices and how Canadian businesses relate to the global marketplace. You will learn about the business and management structure of businesses. Human resources management and the finance functions of a business are explored in this course as well. Students will also analyze the effects of globalization on the Canadian business sector.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Customs Issues & Procedures
    This course will provide all students with a detailed overview of how the importation and exportation of goods are administered in Canada. Basic practices for successfully understanding of key legislation and regulatory compliance, plus preparing various trade documentation will be of key focus. Students will be introduced to the various careers in the customs field and the importance and benefits of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Logistics and Transportation
    This course introduces students to Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation. Topics include a general overview of the career paths available, networking/professional training opportunities, and how the changing global environment impacts the forward and reverse flows of goods and services. Students will also learn about the significance of 3rd party logistics, incoterms and the impact of information across the supply chain. Students will also develop an understanding of the importance of supply chain management software.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Negotiations & Supplier Management
    This course will teach students the importance of negotiation between partners in supply chain management. Key topics will include various concepts, tactics and strategy to achieve a successful negotiation and in turn create value within an organization. Students will be given opportunities to practice and demonstrate the negotiation concepts that they have learned. To further complement their studies on negotiations students will examine the basics of formation of contracts, the interpretation of contracts, breaches of contract and contract types. Students will also study the impact of the respective sale of goods act legislation on business agreements.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Operations Management
    This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the field of operations management in a realistic, practical manner. Key decision areas with in Operations Management will be discussed. These topics include design of goods and services, managing quality, location strategy, plant layout strategy and lean manufacturing. Students will also learn the basics of project management and the use of project management tools to develop on time, on budget results.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Purchasing
    This course provides students with an insight into the demands placed on purchasing and supply chain managers by business stakeholders. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the impact of purchasing and supply chain management on the competitive success and profitability of modern organizations, in addition to understanding the influence of purchasing on other major functional activities.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Professional Purchasing
    The course explores the purchasing cycle including supply management and commodity strategy, supplier qualification, selection and management. Students will also learn why performance metrics are critical to purchasing performance. Students will gain insight in to the role of a professional purchaser, including purchasing strategy, best practices and applying ethics to the function.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Security, Compliance & Loss Prevention
    This course will provide students with knowledge of supply chain security, navigating the compliance landscape, and recognizing how to prevent against loss and damage due to these threats against the supply chain. Specific emphasis is placed on the provisions of the Canada Border Agency’s Partners-in-Protection (PIP) program for Canadian importers and their internal trade partners. This course will also focus on other internal programs used to secure the supply chain.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Student Success Strategies
    This course stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic and career success. The course will address strategies that are important for all adult learners, such as managing finances, maintaining health and wellness, understanding learning styles, setting goals, and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, and test-taking techniques. In addition, this course is designed specifically for the online learner. Therefore, the course emphasizes strategies needed to succeed in an online program, such as navigating technology efficiently, interacting and engaging with peers and facilitators, and managing learning time and space.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. International Transportation and Trade
    This course is one of two that are part of a professional standards association program (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) which provides students with a broad introduction to the basics and principles of freight forwarding. A combined theory and hands-on environment allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the role of the freight forwarder, transportation geography, various modes of transportation, and how terms of trade are used between buyer and seller in a contract of sale of goods.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Word
    This course is a combination of virtual training, projects, and exams in Microsoft Word. Skills covered include formatting text for layout and appearance, formatting document parts, using styles, working with header/footer content, inserting and formatting tables, graphics and pictures, and working with templates and themes.
    Admission Requirements
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    – High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Outline at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)

    – Passing score on the Entrance Assessment

    This program has been approved for advanced standing towards obtaining the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation.

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    I was apprehensive about being "the oldest student on campus". But I made new friends, achieved the formal qualifications I needed for advancement, and enjoyed my teachers.

    Keith P.

    Graduated in 2015

    This program is designed with course content that is key in providing the knowledge and skills to excel in today’s modern supply chains. Our courses are instructed by supply chain professionals dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience.

    Jeff Turner

    Supply Chain & Logistics Faculty Head

    Why study supply chain?

    Watch this video to discover why getting a diploma in logistics and supply chain from triOS College can give you an edge.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Supply Chain and Logistics


    How to Get into Logistics and Supply Chain

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    To pursue a career in logistics and supply chain, start by getting a relevant education such as a diploma in the field. Learn how to use industry software and tools and obtain practical experience through internships or entry-level positions.
    Networking is crucial, so attend events, join organizations, and connect on platforms such as LinkedIn. Stay informed about industry trends and emerging technologies to showcase your commitment to staying current in the dynamic field.

    Is supply chain and logistics a good career?

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    A job in supply chain and logistics is a great choice because there's a growing need for skilled workers in a wide range of industries. Aerospace, automotive, ecommerce, and healthcare are just a few examples where well-managed supply chains can contribute greatly to an organization’s success. Career paths in supply chain are diverse as there are many different tasks and functions in the field to specialize in. The skills and experience you develop can be transferred to other industries. If you want a dynamic career that has impact on a company’s success, then Supply Chain and Logistics is a good career choice.

    What is supply chain and logistics?

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    Supply chain and logistics refer to the processes involved in the planning, sourcing, manufacturing, and delivery of goods and services from the point of origin to the end consumer. The supply chain encompasses a network of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in the production and distribution of products. It includes various stages such as procurement of raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and distribution, with the ultimate goal of meeting customer demands efficiently and cost-effectively.
    Logistics, on the other hand, is a subset of supply chain management that specifically focuses on the physical movement and coordination of goods and information within the supply chain. It involves tasks such as transportation, inventory management, warehousing, and order fulfillment. Both supply chain and logistics play pivotal roles in ensuring that products are produced and delivered in a timely manner, meeting customer expectations while optimizing costs and efficiency throughout the entire process.

    Why study supply chain?

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    Studying supply chain is essential for individuals and organizations seeking to optimize the efficient flow of goods and services from production to consumption. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the entire process, encompassing procurement, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution. By mastering supply chain concepts, practitioners can identify opportunities for cost reduction, improve resource allocation, enhance customer satisfaction, and mitigate risks associated with disruptions or delays in the supply chain.
    Furthermore, in today's globalized and interconnected business environment, a solid grasp of supply chain management is crucial for staying competitive. Companies that excel in managing their supply chains can achieve a competitive advantage through increased agility, responsiveness to market changes, and the ability to adapt to evolving customer demands. Overall, studying supply chain equips individuals with the skills needed to navigate the complexities of modern business operations and contribute to organizational success.