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OPMT 2351 - Supply Chain Management (Demand) for Operations

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This course is designed to be a bridging course, enabling students to enter the Business Operations Management Program through Advanced Placement or transfer from a different program. This course may also be taken as make up only for course OPMT 2350 Supply Chain Management – Demand. In either case, you should consult with the Program Head for the Business Operations Management Program before registering for this course. This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of supply chain management and the interface between the end consumer and the flow of inventory through the supply chain. The materials are broken into two main sections, one dealing with inventory and one dealing with the logistics of the flow of materials from warehouses to consumers. Core inventory management concepts include reasons for having inventory, inventory management principles, selecting order quantities, timing of orders to minimize costs while optimizing customer service, practical tools to control inventory stock levels, and physical inventory management and control techniques. Core logistics concepts include diagraming the supply chain from end consumer upstream through to the warehouse and distribution level, the processes required to fulfill customer orders, the flow of physical products in the supply chain, product packaging and loading to protect inventory during transport, the impact of international logistics to the BC economy, the standard documents required in the international supply chain. Students are expected to work on homework assignments each day and every weekend. You will not likely have time for part-time jobs, etc. Students will need a laptop computer for this course.


OPMT 1103 or equivalent





Spring/Summer 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

CRN 65689

Mon Jul 27 - Tue Aug 18 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 27 - Aug 18 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 12:00 BBY Online Delivery


Jason Young

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. No class on Monday, August 5th Please contact the program assistant for approval to register:

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Learning Outcomes

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

Inventory Related Course Outcomes:

  • Identify inventory fundamentals and assess their impact on financial statements
  • Apply appropriate techniques to analyze inventory performance
  • Select appropriate inventory order quantities
  • Determine inventory reorder points, service levels and safety stocks
  • Analyze physical inventory storage methods
  • Apply inventory accuracy controls and audit processes

Logistics Related Course Outcomes:

  • Describe the Supply Chain Concept and its impact on local and global economies
  • Evaluate customer order fulfillment methodologies and their impact on customer service levels
  • Analyze the flow of Distribution Inventory and its effect on the Supply Chain
  • Assess supply chain costs and their relationship to inventory stock levels
  • Evaluate the role of product packaging in the supply chain and on the environment
  • Assess how inventory should be transported
  • Describe additional considerations necessary for International Logistics

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018


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