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Start a Career in Supply Chain Management!


These days there is a lot of chatter about the supply chain. There are massive delays and hiccups these days due to COVID-19 and so many other factors. But what is the supply chain? What does it mean, and who are the people working hard to get things back on track?

According to Investopedia, A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a specific product to the final buyer. This network includes different activities, people, entities, information, and resources. The supply chain also represents the steps it takes to get the product or service from its original state to the customer.

Companies develop supply chains so they can reduce their costs and remain competitive in the business landscape. But these chains, or steps required to get a product through production and into the hands of consumers needs someone to watch, develop and guide it.

That’s where a Supply Chain Manager comes in!

What Is Supply Chain Management (SCM)?

Supply chain management (SCM) is the centralized management of the flow of goods and services and includes all processes that transform raw materials into final products. By managing the supply chain, companies can cut excess costs and deliver products to the consumer faster. Good supply chain management keeps companies out of the headlines and away from expensive recalls and lawsuits.

There are five crucial parts of supply chain management, all controlled by the supply chain manager:

  • The plan or strategy
  • The source (of raw materials or services)
  • Manufacturing (focused on productivity and efficiency)
  • Delivery and logistics
  • The return system (for defective or unwanted products)

Start your education in supply chain management!

In just 39 weeks we’ll give you the knowledge and skills that you need to become job-ready in a career in supply chain management. For 35 weeks you’ll receive computer and technology training alongside industry-specific knowledge that will make your resume shine. Once your practical knowledge is established you’ll embark on a four-week practicum to put your knowledge into practice and gain real on-the-job experience.

You’ll also receive a student membership with Supply Chain Canada and advanced standing in the nationally recognized Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) program.

Is it right for you?

To be successful in this program and career you’ll need to work well in a team, keep cool under pressure, and be detail-oriented and on the ball! This program is great for:

  • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere, is detail-oriented, and is passionate about leadership
  • Someone who enjoys a faced paced environment and excel at problem-solving
  • A mature student with previous job experience, looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills relevant to today’s job market
  • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
  • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business
  • Someone looking for hands-on project management and operations management experience

It will be hard work but worth it in the end! Graduates of this program will find employment in a variety of positions including dispatcher, freight clerk, purchasing agent, inventory control clerk, and more!

Registration is open NOW!

Registration for our Supply Chain Management Program is now open. To chat with one of our student services advisors and to register click here! We can’t wait to get you started towards the career of your dreams.

What Our Graduates Are Saying

Willis College is so flexible for students! My program allowed me to complete all my courses online. I got to choose when I wanted to attend my live lectures which was incredibly helpful around my daily life. This program made it possible for me to pursue a career as a single mom!
Taylor McElroy
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