SMT Course 4: Operations Management
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Operations management is the art and science of ensuring that goods and services are created and delivered successfully to customers. This course will cover the basic aspects of this field of study at the tactical level.
The goal of this course is to help participants understand that the selected operations process determines many of the capabilities of the organization and cannot be changed easily.
A calculator will be required for some of the lessons.
The focus of this course is on matters of tactical significance to operations management staff who would be employed at factories, warehouses, and service operations.
The lessons in this course are interrelated. The first two lessons situate operations management within organizations and within their respective value/supply chains. Lessons 3 to 5 provide an overview of strategic level decisions and how these decisions impact managers in manufacturing and service operations. Lessons 7 through to 11 are concerned with the design and flow of information — taking the product transformation or service rendering process from forecast to delivery.
Upon completion of this course candidates should be able to:
- Explain operations management responsibilities in the organization and within their respective value/supply chains
- Describe quality and outline the various quality management programs.
- Understand how operations management strategies are linked with goods and service processes within facilities to achieve a competitive advantage.
- Describe the importance of a forecast and its process. Understand how the forecast results are managed within the organization by varying inventory levels and by amending AP, MPS, MRP and scheduling for both goods and services.
- Understand resource management and operations scheduling in the context of the participant’s organization
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.