Supply Chain & Logistics Operations Online Diploma

The Supply Chain & Logistics Operations diploma provides students the skills needed to work in Logistics, Supply Chain, and Operations Management. Develop a complete picture of supply chains and related operation needs in Canadian industry, and gain real-world skills in applied computers and software, communications, purchasing and contracting, order management, operations planning, warehousing and logistics. Students have the opportunity to prepare and sit for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) certification.

Program Details

North American Trade Schools Supply Chain and Logistics Operations diploma is taught through online delivery methods that ensure an optimal learning experience, while providing convenience and flexibility for students. The program is designed using Quality Matters best practices for online learning.

Online Flexible Learning Activities – Independent (Asynchronous) online learning activities throughout the week designed to meet course objectives using video, readings, class discussion boards, case studies, individual learning exercises, group projects, quizzes, and exams.

Online Live Videoconference Sessions – A weekly interactive instructor-led class that can be accessed from anywhere with internet. These engaging and required weekly ‘Online-Live’ sessions provide students the opportunity to actively engage with their instructor and classmates through breakout groups, group projects, presentations, lectures, and interactive class discussions, and Q&As.

What Does the Supply Chain & Logistics Operations Diploma Cover?

Certifications and Badges

The Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operations Online diploma incorporates critical topics that can lead to industry recognized certifications and documented skillset badges.  These abilities are not only required in the program, but sought out by employers.

CIFFA Certification – The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) is well-respected logistics industry organization in Canada that works to create uniform trade practices.  NATS has partnered with CIFFA to include two courses in the program, International Transportation and Trade and Essentials of Freight Forwarding that prepare you for the certification.  Completion of the certificate marks you as an industry professional.

Skillset Badges– Many skills are requested by potential employers, but hard to demonstrate using just a diploma or transcript.  NATS has identified these important skills and tracks your proficiency throughout your program of student.  Successful students can earn digital badges confirming their abilities in Microsoft Office, Advanced Microsoft Excel and Developing a Growth Mindset.

Supply Chain and Logistics Operations Online Diploma provides a comprehensive understanding of supply chain principles, practices, and technologies, including:

  • An overview of supply chain concepts, principles, and components, including procurement, production, distribution, and logistics.
  • Strategies for managing inventory levels, optimizing stock levels, and minimizing costs while ensuring product availability.
  • Techniques for planning, managing, and optimizing transportation networks, including modes of transportation, route planning, and freight forwarding.
  • Principles of warehouse design, layout, and operations, including inventory storage, order picking, packing, and shipping.
  • Introduction to logistics software, warehouse management systems (WMS), transportation management systems (TMS), and other technology solutions for optimizing supply chain operations..
  • Understanding international trade regulations, customs procedures, import/export documentation, and compliance requirements for global supply chain operations.
  • Strategies for sourcing suppliers, negotiating contracts, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring quality and reliability of goods and services.
  • Developing strategic plans and initiatives to optimize supply chain processes, improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance competitiveness.
  • Enhancing communication, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making skills essential for success in supply chain management roles.

Plus, Programs to Help Navigate Life

At NATS, we believe in providing our students with not only practical expertise but also the capabilities to foster personal and professional growth. That’s why our programs include a focus on mindset development and financial literacy skills.

Thought Patterns for High Performance®
Mindsetting for Success and Well-being in the Digital Age™ from The Pacific Institute

Through “mindsetting” techniques associated with high performance and creating a growth mindset, students gain valuable insights into the workings of their minds. You’ll learn structured process to overcome limiting habits, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations while fostering new ones that propel you toward your goals. With dedicated time for reflection, evaluation, and application of scientifically-proven principles, you can optimize your personal well-being, educational achievement, and drive toward professional success.

The Enriched Academy

A leading personal finance tool to teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.

Admissions Requirements

For admissions to North American Trades School, domestic students must:

  • Interview with an admissions advisor
  • Provide proof of Gr. 12 OSSD or Mature Student Status
  • Complete an application for admission
  • Take an entrance evaluation

Career Options

NATS Supply Chain & Logistics Operations diploma students gain exclusive access to our comprehensive job placement assistance services. Our dedicated team offers expert support, guiding you in crafting strategic resumes and cover letters, honing interview skills, and implementing effective job search strategies. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge to secure a jobs in your chosen field. Your success is our priority at North American Trades School.

What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Supply Chain & Logistics Operations Diploma:

  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Warehouse Supervisor/Manager
  • Inventory Analyst/Manager
  • Transportation Planner/Manager
  • Procurement Specialist/Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst/Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • Distribution Manager
  • Supply Chain Consultant

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