Learn to support the management of increasingly complex upstream and downstream supply chain activities. Designed for junior to mid-level practitioners or aspiring professionals, these in-demand courses cover the tools and techniques needed for this rapidly growing industry. This program is a blend of technical and hands-on coursework. Courses cover essential areas such as procurement, logistics, transportation and operations. You will also come away with important skills such as negotiation, contract management, marketing, accounting and more.
This program is offered in conjunction with the Supply Chain Management Association of Alberta (SCMA Alberta), one of Canada's leading supply chain management professional associations,setting standards of excellence for workforce skills, knowledge and integrity of the industry. This program does not provide a SAIT credential. Your diploma will be issued by SCMA Alberta.
This training is delivered through Continuing Education as evening courses and weekend seminars.There are no prerequisites and you can complete the program in less than one year.
Students from this program can pursue jobs in supply management, including: Logistics Analyst, Procurement Specialist, Purchaser, Warehouse Manager.
This program is appropriate for:
- Junior buyers, purchasing assistants, production planners, warehouse clerks, material handlers, logistics administrators, inventory coordinators as well as associates, analysts and specialists
- Individuals who work outside of the supply management field but have some procurement, logistics, transportation or operations responsibilities
- Those with supervisory or management responsibility seeking basic knowledge of their direct reports supply management functional areas
- Anyone who influences an organization's procurement decisions
Note: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.
Credentials and Accreditation
After completing the Supply Management Training (SMT) program at SAIT, students may be interested in pursuing the SCMP designation through SCMA Alberta. Students who complete the following courses at SAIT as part of the SMT diploma program will receive exemptions from these following courses in the SCMP designation program.
- Negotiation Skills
- Communication and Relational Skills
- Competitive Bidding & Contract Management
The nature and level of content in the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program requires that, prior to enrollment, candidates have insight into the:
- Functioning of people and organizations;
- Workings of the marketplace; and
- Accounting methods that enable an organization to effectively manage its revenues and expenditures.
Individuals who have successfully completed a degree or diploma program in a business-related function at a Canadian university, college or technical institute will be deemed to have met the admission requirement. Other individuals will need to obtain business management knowledge through post-secondary courses.
The following SAIT courses meet this pre-requisite requirement:
- Introduction to Business: MNGT 200/1200 Introduction to Business
- Accounting: ACCT 215/1010 Introductory Financial Accounting I
- Finance: BFIN 255/1255 Personal Financial Planning
- Business Communication: COMN 220/COMM 1070 Communication and Presentation Skills
- Economics: ECON 305/1110 Macroeconomics or ECON 250/1010 Microeconomics
- Marketing: MKTG 260/1060 Marketing Essentials
- Organizational Behaviour: MNGT 250/2250 Organizational Behaviour
For further information on the SCMP designation program, please contact SCMA Alberta directly.
There are no entrance requirements for this program. You must complete all required courses and seminars within five years to be eligible for the diploma. Upon completion of the 10 required courses and seminars, you will be issued a diploma by SCMA Alberta.
You choose the courses in the order that works best for your situation and goals. All we require is that you complete all certification courses and meet the current graduation requirements within a five year period.
Courses are available on the SAIT campus through Continuing Education, and are scheduled throughout the year during the Fall (September - December) and Winter (January - April) sessions.
Ready to enroll? Check out the list of registration dates:
- Fall enrollment opens in July
- Winter enrollment opens in October
Four courses and six seminars are required to complete this program.
See list below:
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SEMINARS
|Communications and Relational Skills||SCMT-118||Classroom|
|Competitive Bidding and Contract Management||SCMT-122||Classroom|
|Accounting and Finance||SCMT-124||Classroom|