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Understand what blockchain is, and its practical & strategic uses in this five-week microcredential for logistics professionals, requiring no technical programming expertise 

Leading businesses have been proving the use case for blockchain in logistics for several years. And although the adoption of blockchain across the logistics sector as a whole is still in its infancy, more businesses are beginning to investigate its usage and see the advantages for supply chain transparency, real-time capacity tracking, quality assurance, compliance and beyond.

Many logistics professionals will need to understand the strategic usages and applications of blockchain soon. And even now, there are opportunities to propose and implement new blockchain projects in organizations of all sizes.

This course has been developed in collaboration with the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association to give logistics professionals a foundational understanding of how blockchain works and how different industries use blockchain. Without requiring any previous technical or expertise around blockchain or distributed ledger technology, the course explains blockchain, its definition, strategic uses, businesses cases, and more. The course explains distinct concepts like decentralization, peer-to-peer networking, smart contract automation, etc. It acts as a one-stop blockchain briefing and provides additional resources for future reference.

The course also has a capstone case study, including the option to develop a case from the learner’s own organization to get facilitator review - allowing the learning to potentially deliver a proposal or formal recommendations to their company.

Upon completion of the course, learners will be granted the Using Blockchain in Supply Chain microcredential - with shareable digital certificate and badge - from CITT & CBSCA


Who should take this course? 

Logistics and Supply Chain professionals with basic to no knowledge of blockchain technology and who want to understand its strategic uses will benefit from this course. The curriculum has been designed to provide foundational knowledge of blockchain relevant to professionals of all seniorities, from those in senior decision-makers to those looking for a valuable differentiator to break into the industry.

Note: Special pricing is available for CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals and CCLP candidates, members of the CBSCA, and Canada's Logistics Community affiliates. CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals and articling participants will earn 50 CMUs for completing this microcredential program.

After completing this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Explain what blockchain is
  • Understand characteristics and business uses of blockchain
  • Understand Enterprise Blockchain Initiatives
  • Differentiate between distributed Applications, tokens and NFTs, and their uses
  • Initiate a blockchain project

The course will also include a case study and the opportunity to examine a case from your own organization.

Course Format

Using Blockchain in Supply Chain runs over five weeks, entirely online. The course opens with a live broadcast lecture, which will be recorded and available for those who are unable to watch live. Through the five weeks, learners will complete approximately 2 hours of self-study work, with access to the online course site for discussion with the facilitator and classmates. The course concludes with another live lecture. 

Learners will assess their learning via quizzes and the capstone project - a case study from the learner's organization or, if this is not an option, an example case. This project is expected to take weeks to complete and can be submitted after the formal close of the course. Learners will be granted the microcredential for completion of the course; assessments are provided for self-assessment and identifying areas of improvement.