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Business - Supply Chain and Operations (Two-Year Ontario College Diploma)

Ontario College Diploma

Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Regardless of industry, supply chain and operations management is at the heart of every business, which is why the skills developed in this program are in such high demand. Faced with an increasingly global business world, employers are actively seeking our graduates for their job-ready skills in complex problem solving, analytics, decision-making and communications. Students with an interest in business who enjoy making things better and are drawn to the idea of no two work days ever being the same will thrive in this field. Graduates enter the workforce ready to take the diverse, exciting, and rewarding career opportunities that are currently outpacing the professionals available to fill them.

In this program, you will develop knowledge of business processes and management tools to develop demand forecasts; evaluate suppliers’ capabilities to ethically source purchased goods and services; use technology, including SAP® and Microsoft Excel; and develop supply chain plans and schedules to efficiently produce goods or services that meet quality expectations and the needs of the global markets. You will also learn industry-standard practices including Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Just-in-Time, and Lean Principles. Led by knowledgeable faculty with strong ties to industry, this program also provides many opportunities for real-world learning experiences through the design of the curriculum.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College. Credits received through PLAR are not eligible for the residency requirement.

Program Admission Students are required to complete and submit this form to indicate that the program's admission requirements have been met.

Click to access the Program Admission Form

This form must be submitted prior to registering for your first course.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Examine the connections between strategic objectives, stakeholder expectations, and the functions, processes and roles within a supply chain, to support decision-making, problem-solving and completion of tasks.
  • Support supply chain business operations using accounting and financial analysis.
  • Identify compliance issues within a supply chain to inform business operations.
  • Identify risk mitigation tools and strategies to support business operations within a supply chain.
  • Contribute to the acquisition and sale of goods, services and materials in accordance with best practices and stakeholder expectations across a variety of industries.
  • Contribute to the planning and scheduling of material requirements and resource allocation, and the management of inventories, for efficient production and fulfillment of customer orders and returns.
  • Coordinate the efficient handling and movement of goods, services, materials and related information within a supply chain.
  • Contribute to the identification and management of continuous improvements to functions and processes within a supply chain.
  • Use available technologies to enhance work performance and support supply chain functions, processes, transactions and communications.
  • Monitor relevant trends, emerging technologies, and local and global economic, political and environmental issues to enhance work performance and support management decisions.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with policies and procedures for workplace health and safety and industry standards and best practices for professional, ethical and accountable conduct and communications.
  • Collaborate with a diversity of stakeholders to facilitate business operations within a supply chain.
  • Participate in facilitated learning opportunities for personal, career and professional development.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Supply chain coordinator/ manager/analyst Demand and supply planner
  • Buyer/ purchasing/procurement coordinator/manager
  • Operations coordinator/manager/analyst
  • Inventory coordinator/manager/analyst
  • Materials and logistics coordinator/ manager
  • Warehouse and distribution coordinator/manager
  • Quality coordinator/manager/analyst Process improvement coordinator/manager
  • Project coordinator/manager

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Continuing Education OSAP Eligibility webpage.

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