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Major in Supply Chain Operations Management

The major in Supply Chain Operations Management requires the completion of 24 credits (8 courses). These include seven required courses (21 credits) and three additional elective credits offered by the Department.

Flowchart of the SCOM major courses

 

Required courses

Offered by: Supply Chain and Business Technology Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course introduces and examines the role of contemporary statistical methods in improving business and industrial processes. The methodologies selected for discussion represent those that are most extensively used in contemporary business studies and analyses. The topics covered include modern statistical thinking, linear regression analysis, logistic regression, and experimental methods in product and process designs. The course involves mostly analyses of real-life data using statistical software packages. The understanding of the rationale of the methodologies introduced is also emphasized.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: COMM 215

Students who have received credit for DESC 376 or 378 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 225. This course deals with application of management science models to operations management problems in allocation of scarce human, physical, and financial resources. Among the topics covered are transportation, assignment and trans-shipment problems, integer linear programming, network models, multi-criteria decision problems, and waiting line models. The emphasis is on modelling issues and interpretation of solution through the use of optimization software packages.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE: Students who have received credit for DESC 361 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 225 previously or concurrently. This course combines the product/service design issues and the continuous improvement efforts required throughout the life cycle of products and services. The topics covered in this context include essentials of creativity, organizational and operational issues in product/service design, mass customization, business process re-engineering, layout, and quality management. Cases and enterprise resource planning applications are studied to provide a unifying theme in terms of organizational change, supply chain re-engineering and integration aspects.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE: Students who have received credit for DESC 363 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: SCOM 361. Production/service planning and control issues in managing supply chains are covered in this course. Mathematical modelling is emphasized in dealing with facility location, capacity planning, demand and supply management, aggregate planning, scheduling, and inventory management decisions. Supplier evaluation/development practices and outsourcing are studied. Relevant enterprise resource planning modules with advanced planning and scheduling functionalities are introduced to illustrate the integration and coordination issues in supply chain planning and control.

Prerequisites & notes

Students who have received credit for DESC 372 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 225. This course covers the tools and techniques associated with movement of materials throughout the supply chain. The topics covered include fundamentals of customer relationship management, distribution channels, purchasing, warehousing, transportation management, third part logistics, reverse logistics and issues in global logistics. Relevant enterprise resource planning modules are introduced and logistics games are played to illustrate the integration and coordination issues in supply chain logistics.

Prerequisites & notes

Students who have received credit for DESC 374 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: BSTA 450; SCOM 372 or DESC 372 or SCOM 374 or DESC 374 previously or concurrently. This course focuses on simulating various supply chain scenarios using supply chain simulation package(s). Modelling issues in simulation are covered. Experimental design and analysis techniques are used in designing scenarios and analysing the outcomes, which are also studied from a wider strategic business perspective.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: BSTA 450; SCOM 372 or DESC 372 or SCOM 374 or DESC 374 previously or concurrently.

Students who have received credit for DESC 492 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: SCOM 372 or 374 previously or concurrently. This course involves a project carried out in a real-life setting. Guest speakers from industry are invited to present supply chain issues in practice. Various tools and techniques of supply chain operations management are used in identifying and analysing supply chain problems. Improvements and solutions are designed along with appropriate performance metrics.

Prerequisites & notes

Students who have received credit for DESC 498 may not take this course for credit.


+ 3 credits chosen from the following

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 226 or 301. This course provides a comprehensive foundation for designing, building, and working with databases, enabling students to understand and use commercially available database products effectively. The course examines different models of representing data with emphasis on the relational model. Topics include data modeling, database design, queries, transaction management, implementation issues, and an overview of distributed database management systems, data warehouses, databases in electronic commerce, database administration, and knowledge management. Examples are drawn from various functional and operational areas including enterprise and supply chain operations, management, and planning.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE: Students who have received credit for DESC 382 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: Supply Chain and Business Technology Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisites: COMM 225; 226 or 301. This course responds to the demand for the integration of technological and business resources by providing the student with opportunities to understand and analyze practical business problems and processes via the use of enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. Topics include analysis and design for information technology integration, implementation strategies, and use of ERP for process integration. Technological solutions examined include ERP software, middleware applications, and the use of Web services.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisites: COMM 225; 226 or 301

NOTE: Students who have received credit for DESC 389, 420 or 430 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 225 or 226 or 301. This course covers the theory, tools, and techniques associated with the management of projects including the use of project management software. Cases from various business contexts are used to illustrate essential steps in setting up project plans, scheduling work, monitoring progress, and exercising control to achieve desired results. The course integrates the Project Management Body of Knowledge with the Project Management Institute's certification requirements.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE: Students who have received credit for DESC 483 or under a DESC 490 number may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: DS and MIS
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 225. This course covers fundamental quantitative and qualitative tools of risk management used to mitigate against supply chain risks in the context of supply and demand management strategies. Globalization initiatives in trade and money markets and increased worldwide security concerns have exposed supply chains to ever-increasing risks. Consequently, risk management along the supply chain has become an important function in order to decrease the level of vulnerability for the stakeholders. Topics include review of supply chain fundamentals and principles, risk identification and management, trade-offs in risk management, supply chain strategies for robustness, and scenario planning. Various case studies are used to highlight design and implementation issues.

Prerequisites & notes

Students who have received credit for DESC 491 may not take this course for credit.


Notes:

  • All Business courses are 3 credits in length.
  • All BComm students are required to declare a Major.
  • Students can declare a business double major in the BComm program, replacing any previously declared business minor. The John Molson School of Business may impose quotas on some majors.
  • The information above is strictly for the 90-credit program.
  • To review the course requirements for your year of entry in the program please refer to the course calendar or degree worksheet for that year.

 

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