Module 8: Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital Goods, and Major Projects
Asynchronous Learning and Synchronous Learning
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This module has two options for delivery:
Option 1: Asynchronous via Brightspace
Option 2: Synchronous via Zoom with one time option:
Mondays 4:30 - 7:30pm (Central Time)
The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to identify the issues and develop strategies for service sector supply chain management and large projects supply chain management. This module is supported by a variety of articles on services, large projects and sustainability in procurement.
In earlier modules and workshops, supply chain management was considered in many different contexts. Topics such as logistics, operations management, project management and social responsibility were explored in detail. This module draws upon the knowledge obtained throughout the SCMP Program and applies that knowledge to the service sector, large projects and sustainable supply chains.
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:
- Describe the unique characteristics of services and how they differ from manufactured goods
- Define growth in the services sector and the need for performance optimization
- Understand the strategic importance of demand, capacity, and yield management
- Describe collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment
- Describe the differences and similarities in the capital equipment acquisition process relative to normal operating goods
- Perform basic capital equipment investment analysis
- Understand the process of project management for large projects, and the impact on the supply chain
- Describe issues related to asset disposal and asset recovery
What is the asynchronous learning?
Asynchronous learning is a form of online, self-study and is designed for those who prefer to work at their own pace, while meeting submission deadlines as defined in the course overview. Learners will not have live, scheduled meetings or classes, but will participate via our learning management system, Brightspace (D2L), where information, ideas and learning experiences can be shared. Learners will also have access to an instructor.
What is synchronous learning?
Synchronous learning, previously known at Supply Chain Canada as virtual, instructor led. Learners will have live, scheduled classes via Zoom with the instructor and fellow classmates. This format is designed for those looking for an interactive learning experience, and to network with other participants. Learners will have readings and assignments to complete outside of class time that will facilitate the weekly class discussion. Participants are expected to remain up to date with the deadlines provided. Please NOTE the time zone in which you register for synchronous courses.
What if I have to cancel my registration?
Please review the cancellation policy included within the registration and payment link.
How will I access my course materials?
All learning materials will be accessed via your Supply Chain Canada (member) portal.
This 13-week module is a mandatory component of the SCMP Designation program. Some exceptions apply for those with RPL related exemptions. Please note, this offering is only open to SCMP Candidates.
Candidates are encouraged to move through the program at a pace and sequence that suits individual schedules and career goals. Please note, it is recommended that Module 1 be taken first as it introduces Candidates to the program, and the case methodology used throughout.