Skip to main content
International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is key to Supply Chain Management. It covers the purchasing role in implementing best value sources of goods and services as well as developing interlock with key stakeholders and decision makers. The student will learn and apply concepts in category management, strategic sourcing, competitive bidding, structured negotiations, supplier performance management, leadership and change management. The focus of the learning competencies is to increase the purchasing role contribution to bottom-line profitability and industry competitiveness.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$539.32 - $580.18 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are two offerings of OPMT 1191 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 87435

Duration

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Mar 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 87435
  • Domestic fees $539.32
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

John Paul Manianis

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$539.32

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is asynchronous, and does not require you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. .
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 79424

Duration

Thu Jan 11 - Thu Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 79424
  • Domestic fees $580.18
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Feb 08 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 206
Feb 15 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 333
Feb 15 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 334
Feb 22 - Mar 28 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 206
Instructor

John Paul Manianis

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$580.18

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are three offerings of OPMT 1191 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 67538

Duration

Mon Jun 03 - Mon Aug 19 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 67538
  • Domestic fees $539.32
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 03 - Aug 19 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

John Paul Manianis

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$539.32

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This course is asynchronous, and does not require you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
Status

CRN 66828

Duration

Mon Apr 08 - Mon Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66828
  • Domestic fees $539.32
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

John Paul Manianis

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$539.32

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This course is asynchronous, and does not require you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 20476

Duration

Thu Apr 11 - Thu Jun 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 20476
  • Domestic fees $580.18
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - May 02 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 109
May 09 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 3655
May 16 - Jun 20 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 109
Jun 27 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 3655
Instructor

John Paul Manianis

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$580.18

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will have competencies in demonstrating the following core Purchasing related activities:

  • Support purchasing’s role in identifying best value sources of goods and services.
  • Source, evaluate, develop and sustain critical supply partners across the value chain.
  • Evaluate the "power" of buyers vs. suppliers.
  • Differentiate between competitive bidding methodologies, including legal implications of the procurement process.
  • Apply up-to-date best-practices in developing sourcing strategies.
  • Utilize a structured approach to drive leverage and negotiate with complex mega suppliers.
  • Employ a change management process to obtaining successful stakeholder buy-in.
  • Measure real and tangible results that contribute to shareholder value.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

Purchasing (OPMT 1191) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  4. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Certificate Part-time

Subscribe

Interested in being notified about future offerings of Purchasing (OPMT 1191)? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request for BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email: privacy@bcit.ca.