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Supply Chain Planning

Course Code: BUSN 3388
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Business
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course will introduce students to the complete manufacturing planning and control process. Topics will include: demand management; forecasting; sales and operations planning; master scheduling; distribution planning; and enterprise resource planning. In class simulations will be used to provide students with practical experience and application of the tools and concepts taught. After completion of this course, students should possess the required knowledge required to begin studying for the APICS - CPIM examinations.

Course Content

1. Introduction to Manufacturing Planning and Control; and Enterprise Resource Planning.

2. Introduction to Demand Management and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment.

3. Asessment of Forecasting Information, application of Forecasting Methods (qualitative and quantitative), and assessment of Forecast Accuracy.

4. Application of Sales and Operations Planning fundamentals.

5. Application of Master Production Scheduling techniques.

6. Introduction to Material Requirements Planning concepts, order quantity calculations and transaction processing. 

7. Introduction to Capacity Requirements Planning and Scheduling.

8. Introduction to Production Activity Control techniques and Theory of Constraints systems.

9. Application of Master Scheduling techniques.

10. Introduction to Distribution Requirements Planning (transportation networks, forecast allocations, distribution center decisions).

11. Introduction to Supply Chain Logistics elements and analysis.

12. Application of Operations Strategies to Manufacturing Planning and Control. 

Methods of Instruction

Lectures, in class simulations, problem solving, and analysis requiring interaction with other students and instructor.

Means of Assessment

Group Written Project(s)                  10-20%

Individual Written Assignment(s)       10-20%

Participation                                  5-10%

Midterm                                       25-30%

Final                                           25-30%

Note: Students must achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined examination components to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, a successful student will be able to:

1. evaluate each stage of the Manufacturing Planning and Control System using performance metrics;

2. demonstrate understanding of Enterprise Resource Plans in relation to Manufacturing Plans and support activities;

3. apply demand management concepts and functions to goods or services environments;

4. analyze forecast data, apply forecasting techniques, and evaluate forecast accuracy;

5. analyze Sales and Operations Plan activities;

6. apply Master Production Scheduling techniques in assorted environments;

7. apply Material Requirements Planning ordering techniques;

8. create Capacity Planning schedules;

9. demonstrate understanding of Production Activity Control principles and theories, and work sequencing techniques;

10. evaluate Distribution Requirements Planning decisions;

11. evaluate Supply Chain Logistics decisions (ie: warehousing, transport, inventory replenishment);

12. contrast Manufacturing Planning and Control decisions to Operations Strategy. 

course prerequisites

Minimum grade of C in [(BUSN 2429 or MATH 1160) and BUSN 3380], permission of the instructor, OR currently active in the:
PDD Supply Chain Management AND a minimum grade of C in BUSN 3380, or
PBD Computer and Information Systems AND a minimum grade of C in BUSN 3380.





curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

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course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


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