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.
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.
Upon completing our Supply Chain and Logistics courses, you will qualify for positions such as:
Cargo and Freight Agent
Employers Who Have Hired Our Supply Chain and Logistics Program Grads
Canadian Tire Corporation
Ford Motor Company
UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
*Employment Rate based on 2021 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:
Instructor-led classes on a set schedule, held remotely live on video over the Internet.
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 for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (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 in International Freight Forwarding from the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (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.
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of communication skills in the business environments. Focus will be placed on both written and spoken communications. Students will review the basic writing process with emphasis on the mechanics of writing. They will also learn the importance of effective spoken communication, deliver an oral presentation, and participate in a mock meeting.
This Microsoft Outlook course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use to effectively manage e-mails, contacts, calendars, and tasks. Outlook has become the corporate standard electronic personal organizer. These are the foundational skills needed to communicate using Outlook in a variety of positions within and organization. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of e-mail software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs.
This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations by using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation, will format text on slides to enhance clarity, enhance the visual appeal, add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them, and finalize a presentation to deliver it.
Our Career Management program introduces students to the strategies and components of an effective job search, including self-marketing and awareness, skills inventory, job search tools and the job market. The Career Management course is delivered by our on-campus Career Services Team who are there throughout the job search to assist and mentor students towards achieving their ultimate goal of employment in their field of study.
Our Team of Career Services Professionals maintain relationships in their communities with key employers and organizations that recognize the value triOS graduates have to offer. The skills learned throughout Career Management at triOS will continue to serve students in their job search as they navigate their new careers.
Customer Service & Sales
Dealing with customers in the modern workplace can be a challenging experience. It is vital that any CSR has an understanding of who customers are and what they need and want. They need to be able to work with those customers and deal effectively with their complaints and their anger. This course teaches outlines the basic needs and personalities of customers today and outlines the reasons behind customer complaints and what turns them away. Listening, empathy and patience are two important characteristics of any Customer service representative. The course also explores the personal selling process and highlights how a company generates and qualifies leads. How to question a customer to gain understand of their needs, as well as specific tactics when addressing consumer objections and also how to close a sale.
This Microsoft Office Excel course is created for students to build and validate the skills needed to succeed in today's economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use Microsoft Office Excel effectively in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Excel is the world's most popular spreadsheet software. Whether you are managing a household or running a small business, Excel will help you develop useful techniques to help business processes. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of spreadsheet software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs as necessary.
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. They will also learn about cost and quoting.
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.
Introduction to Business
This course seeks to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the competitive business environment, and how businesses respond in order to be successful to changes in the fluid business environment. Students will be able to develop an understanding ethical issues and economic challenges. The role of leadership and the importance of enterprise in any business structure. They will engage in HRM systems, identify what motivates and demotivates workers. Students will learn the importance of focusing customer needs to develop a marketing mix that will appeal to those customers.
Introduction to Contract Law & Administration
This course provides students with a broad introduction to the fundamentals of contract law with specific reference to various facets of the supply chain. Students examine the formation of contracts, the different types of contracts, the interpretation of contracts, contractual defects, and breaches of contract.
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 (CSCB).
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.
Negotiations & Supplier Management
This course will provide all students with a broad introduction as to how a supply chain professional uses negotiation and contracting practices to create new value that enhances the company’s competitiveness. The combined theory and practical lab environment will introduce students to managing contracts in a global environment, discussion of the roles and responsibilities of purchasing managers, reviewing the features of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and how consumer protection legislation may impact both businesses and the consumer.
Introduction to Operations Management
This course will provide all students with a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic, practical manner. Operations Management (OM) includes a blend of topics from accounting, industrial engineering, management, and statistics. The combined theory and practical lab environment will introduce students to how OM relates to the efficient production of goods and services.
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.
This course will reinforce some of the principles of the purchasing process recently learned in the Introduction to Purchasing module. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of supply management and commodity strategy, supplier qualification, selection and management, and strategic cost management. Students will also learn why performance metrics are critical to purchasing performance, in addition to recognizing the future direction of purchasing and supply management.
Supply Chain & Logistics Internship (400 hrs)
At the completion of the in-class section of this program, students are required to complete 16 weeks of an Internship at a business or organization within the Supply Chain and Logistics industry.
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.
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.
All workbook exercises and exams are online. For more detail see “Online Content” section.
This Microsoft Word course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use Microsoft Word effectively in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Word is the world's most popular word processing software. Learning how to create, edit, format and print documents, enhance work with formatting, use bullets and numbering, add simple borders, tables, headers/footers, organizing data columns, and styles, are the foundational skills needed in preform in many positions. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of word processing software. The course combines lecture/demonstration by an instructor with readings, trainings, projects, and a final exam for students to work on in a simulation-based environment. Students are expected to ensure they meet proficiency requirements for working in this environment.
– 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.
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.
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
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?
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?
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?
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.