Humber Corporate Education Centre

Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP)

Certificate of Completion | SCMP_CC

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, in partnership with the Supply Chain Management of Ontario (SCMAO), offers the most comprehensive supply chain program in Canada. The Certified Supply Chain Management Professional certificate program is a graduate level, competency-based curriculum leading to the SCMP designation. Taken over 36 months concurrent with full-time employment, this program delivers advanced supply chain management knowledge and high level business skills.

Admission Requirements:

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Certificate Criteria:  8 compulsory courses

SSCM 301 Supply Chain Management

The goal of this Module is to have candidates appreciate the big picture and recognize the critical, strategic and dynamic nature of SCM. This Module develops the functional and institutional aspects of SCM, and lays the foundation for the remaining Modules and Workshops. The focus is on matters of strategic significance, from defining supply chain management for an organization, to assessing supply chain risk and conducting a supply chain social responsibility audit. The issue of fit between organizational goals and supply chain design is an overarching theme in line with our strategic approach that there is no “one best way” to manage supply chains. You will leave equipped to analyze supply chains and make recommendations to improve supply chain performance.

SSCM 302 Procurement & Supply Management

The module breaks down the distinctions between purchasing, procurement and supply management. In providing a comprehensive grounding in the differences between strategic and tactical aspects of purchasing, it covers the procurement process and the role of the procurement function within the organization. This module gives you the tools to determine - make or buy decisions - and to conduct effective price and cost analysis. Critical issues in supplier selection and evaluation are addressed as are emerging and established technologies in e-procurement. The characteristics of services procurement that differentiate it from product procurement are also examined.

SSCM 303 Logistics & Transportation

This module explores the vital role that logistics plays in strategic supply chain management and its links to procurement. Candidates develop an understanding of the primary logistics activities of transportation, warehousing and inventory management. The module includes a consideration of a variety of analytical and technological tools such as activity-based costing, total cost of ownership and warehouse management systems. Issues in transportation from modal choices to industry regulations are discussed, as is logistics outsourcing through third-party logistics services (3PLs) and fourth-party logistics services (4PLs). The module will prepare you to chart a customized logistics strategy for your organization and make strategic logistics decisions, based on the most current concepts and transportation options.

SSCM 304 Operations & Process Management

The nature of operations and the transformation system whereby an organization and an entire supply chain add value to a product or service is the starting point for this module. You will learn to use a variety of tools to manage and improve supply chain processes. Just-in-time (JIT) or lean production, process flow analysis (capacity, bottlenecks) and quality management are specific topics of interest. You will acquire a 360-degree view of planning and control requirements such as master scheduling, material requirements planning (MRP) and yield management. Project management fundamentals are also covered. This module situates operations management within the strategic context of global operations and the exploitation of operations capabilities.

SSCM 305 Knowledge Management

Knowledge management is the process of capturing and making use of collective expertise. It includes three overlapping factors (people, technology and processes). An organization can achieve competitive advantage through reusing applicable knowledge and using newly created knowledge (i.e. innovation). This Module examines the technical and behavioural aspects of knowledge management, prepares you to assess knowledge management systems, and equips you with the techniques to make improvements in knowledge management systems. Key considerations such as security, privacy, audit, project management and organizational change management are addressed. You will also learn to manage issues of information quality, sharing and overload.

SSCM 306 Global Sourcing

A critical component of any procurement strategy, this module focuses on global sourcing. It is especially important today to integrate global sourcing decisions with inbound logistics and to consider total cost implications of global vs. domestic sourcing. The module examines low-cost country sourcing both from the point of view of barriers and facilitators. From Africa and Asia to Europe and Latin America, you will learn about sourcing around the world, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) sourcing in the U.S. and Mexico. This module also deals with types of intermediaries (customs brokers, third-party logistics services (3PLs) and trading companies), as well as freight and payment terms. You will gain the ability to evaluate global sourcing alternatives and to communicate in a cross-cultural context.

SSCM 307 Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector

The unique characteristics of procurement in the public sector are explored. This module examines a variety of public sector settings including public works and Government Services Canada, military procurement and logistics, crown corporations and provincial and municipal government purchasing. You will learn how purchasing consortia's work, as well as how to undertake a competitive bidding process. Ethical issues in public sector procurement are also examined.

SSCM 308 Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects

Service sector supply chains can differ significantly from those that have a product focus. This module looks at managing demand and capacity, and services spend analysis with a view to crafting or enhancing a services purchasing strategy. This includes an examination of the complex issues in developing and maintaining a Statement of Work (SOW) and a Service Level Agreement (SLA). The module also places a special focus on the differentiating factors involved with investing in capital goods and undertaking procurement for major projects.


The first module, Supply Chain Management (SSCM 301), must be taken before any other module. SSCM 308 course must be taken last. It is suggested that modules be taken in sequence and workshops be completed in the academic year in which the corresponding course has been completed.


Registration for this program is a two-step process:

  1. Potential participants must apply to the program through the Supply Chain Management Association Ontario (SCMAO). To submit an application for admission, visit or call 416-977-7566.
  2. Once confirmation of acceptance from SCMAO is received, register for the individual course with Humber.

Requirements for the Certified SCMP Designation:

  • Eight modules (at Humber)
  • Six interactive workshops (at SCMAO)*
  • In-residence week (at SCMAO)
  • 3 year's of SCM experience
  • Final examination (at SCMAO)*
  • *Additional fees payable to SCMAO   or    call 416-675-6622 ext. 4139 or 4159


Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Fall 2018 Registration

Course Code Course Name Course Fee Day Course Date Time Campus Delivery Method Register
SSCM 301 Supply Chain Management $1090 Tue 18-Sep to 11-Dec 6:30pm - 9:30pm North In Class
SSCM 302 Procurement & Supply Management $1090 Wed 19-Sep to 12-Dec 6:30pm - 9:30pm North In Class
SSCM 303 Logistics & Transportation $1090 Tue 18-Sep to 11-Dec 6:30pm - 9:30pm North In Class  
SSCM 308 SMC for Services, Capital Goods & Major Projects $712 Thu 18-Oct to 29-Nov 6:30pm - 9:30pm North In Class

Note: Schedule subject to change based on demand.