Supply Chain Management & Logistics Diploma Program

Supply Chain Management & Logistics plays a major role in almost every industry around the world. A supply chain involves multiple facets such as operations and procurement that keep a company running smoothly, while logistics focuses on the coordination and movement of goods. By completing this program, Trillium College graduates will have the key knowledge required to contribute to this non-stop industry.

In today’s competitive environment, managing the supply chain and effectively controlling supply chain costs is critical for business. This has created a demand for employees with current skills and understanding on how to effectively manage the supply chain using up-to-date tools, processes and technology.

Areas of Focus

This program covers information in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting for Businesses
  • MS Office Applications
  • Customer Service & Sales
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Purchasing, Inventory Control, Security, Compliance and Loss Prevention
  • Introduction to Contract Law and Administration
  • Operations Management
  • Negotiations and Supplier Management
  • International Transportation and Trade
  • Essentials of Freight Forwarding
  • Customs Issues and Procedures

Employment Opportunities

Main Duties

  • Review requisition orders for accuracy and verify that materials, equipment and stock are not available from current inventories.
  • Source and obtain price quotations from catalogues and suppliers and prepare purchase orders.
  • Calculate cost of orders and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts
  • Contact suppliers to schedule deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed deliveries and other problems.
  • Prepare and maintain purchasing files, reports and price lists.
  • Monitor inventory levels as materials, equipment and stock are issued, transferred within an establishment or sold to the public using manual or computerized inventory systems.
  • Identify vendors of materials, equipment or supplies.
  • Evaluate cost and quality of goods or services.
  • Negotiate or oversee the negotiation of purchase contracts.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
  • Review and process claims against suppliers.
  • Compile inventory reports, recording the quantity, type and value of materials, equipment and stock on hand, using manual or computerized inventory systems.
  • Prepare requisition orders to replenish materials, equipment and stock.
  • Maintain stock rotation and dispose of and account for outdated stock.
  • Enter data for production scheduling, stock replenishment/relocation and inventory adjustments.
  • Reconcile physical inventories with computer counts.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of an establishment.
  • Develop purchasing policies and procedures and control purchasing department budget.


According to Canada, you can earn an average annual salary of $58k.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School (or equivalent) diploma OR mature student status (18 years of age) with a minimum Wonderlic test score of 17

Additional Information

Career Options

  • Equipment inventory clerk
  • Inventory analyst
  • Inventory auditor
  • Inventory clerk
  • Inventory control clerk
  • Inventory planner
  • Invoice and purchase order checker
  • Procurement clerk
  • Supply chain logistics manager
  • Procurement director
  • Material manager

Employer Options

  • Retail and wholesale establishments
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Government agencies

Program Availability

St. Catharines