Supply Chain Operations Management

What is SCOM?

Supply chains make or break businesses. Companies beat the competition because they find, track and keep their products moving efficiently. They employ top supply chain managers. How do we know? Our alumni work at General Electric, Toyota, Domtar and other Fortune 500 companies.

As a Supply Chain Operations Management major, you will study the entire supply chain and its components. You'll learn how to:

  • Organize resources: labour, material, money and time
  • Model supply chains using forecasting and production planning
  • Effectively manage scheduling, inventory, logistics and technology
  • Make smart decisions, assess risks, manage projects and do trade-off analyses

You learn by seeing current and leading-edge supply chain practices in action. You examine case studies, play simulation games, go on field trips and listen to guest speakers from industry and business.

The knowledge you gain through the Supply Chain Operations Management program will position you to become a valuable asset in the business world.

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The SCOM Process

Sourcing and Procurement

Just like consumers are customers to companies, companies are also customers to other wholesalers. Sourcing & Procurement aims at continuously improving and re-evaluating the purchasing activities of a company. Those purchases can be material, contractual or of service, and require great analytical, negotiation and customer relationship management skills. As a purchasing manager, you will look beyond cost: quality, delivery speed and supplier’s flexibility will be just as important when making business with the wholesaler.

Production and Planning

Do you make or do you buy? Production & Planning looks at different trade-offs relating to cost, quality, speed and flexibility which will help an organization take that decision. Should it choose to manufacture, the organization will have to design/label the product and decide on the quality and quantity to produce, which in term involves machinery and inventory decision-making.

Logistics and Distribution

Your company manufactures a product in China and sells it worldwide. How should they do it and what criteria should be taken into account in terms of operations? Logistics & Distribution looks at several aspects which include transportation costs, reliability, flexibility and timeliness of the distribution affiliate that plays a big role in supply chain operations. Others factors such as Packaging, Documentation and Trade Compliance Regulations are also addressed in this branch of Supply Chain Operations Management.Watch Video

SCOM Career Options

  • Supply Chain Director

  • Logistics Director

  • Inventory Control Director

  • Quality Assurance Director

  • Project Director

  • Buyer

  • Perfomance Improvement Manager

  • Etc.