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Course outlines are provided here for your information and reference as they become available and have received the required approvals.

Available BCIT course outlines can be accessed by selecting the term, the course subject and the course number from the dropdown list(s) below. If outlines are available for your selected term and course, they will then be listed. If any of these steps don’t result in what you are looking for, it indicates that no outline is currently available. If you are looking for an outline from a current term please check back closer to the start of the course or consult another outline from a previous term.  Please keep in mind that the content from previous outlines may be different than current offerings of the course. For historical outlines not covered in this system please contact BCIT Library at 604-432-8370 to see if they have the outline you require.

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Operations Management - OPMT


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Utilize multiple quality tools (e.g., SPC) to engage in continuous improvement processes and measure those gains.
  • Use the above techniques on products to reduce costs through alternate ingredients, packaging minimization, etc.
  • Perform root cause analyses including the “5 whys” analysis and Ishikawa diagrams.
  • Apply Process Mapping and related VA/NVA and Cycle Time concepts to improve processes.
  • Apply basic principles of ergonomics to improve efficiencies in a manufacturing environment with respect to employee activities and continuous improvement practices.
  • Apply principles of six sigma and lean manufacturing to product and process improvement.
  • Use basic financial tools relating to accounting and budgeting to track improvements.
  • Calculate a basic ROI or the impact on COGS.

Effective as of Winter 2015

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