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Supply Management Training

Supply Management Training - Courses, Seminars and Workshops

Supply Chain Management Association British Columbia (formerly BC Institute PMAC) and Douglas College are offering introductory courses and seminars that develop supply management knowledge at a tactical and operational level. This program is targeted at junior and intermediate practitioners.

Technical Courses

  • SMT - Procurement (13 sessions - evenings)
  • SMT - Operations Management (13 sessions - evenings)
  • SMT - Logistics (13 sessions - evenings)
  • SMT - Transportation (13 sessions - evenings)

Business Management Seminars

  • SMT - Accounting and Finance (2 day seminar)
  • SMT - Marketing (2 day seminar)
  • SMT - Business Planning (2 day seminar)

Soft Skills SEMINARS

  • Communication and Relational Skills (2 days)
  • Negotiation Skills (4 days)
  • Competitive Bidding, contract Preparation and Contract Management (2 days)

Important:  Supply Management Training changes effective September 2013.
Please see link for further information:

http://www.scmabc.ca/supply-management-training/smt-changes-effective-september-2013

Participants can access either a single course or seminar, or can complete the entire package of courses and seminars. For more information contact the SCMABC (604-540-4494).

Note: These introductory courses and seminars are separate from the Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program, and cannot be applied towards SCMP accreditation. To learn more about SCMP accreditation, visit www.scmabc.ca

Electronic Course/Seminar Materials:

We are pleased to announce the SCMABC and Douglas College are moving to providing student participant materials in electronic form for Supply Management Training.  Providing you with electronic access allows us to make student material accessibility more convenient for students, as well as going green reduces paper waste.

Students will be able to download and print participant materials in accordance to their needs.  The student materials for the SMT, with the exception of textbooks when required, will be made available to you through the electronic delivery system.  The electronic distribution of student participant materials will commence with the September 2012 semester.  Registered students will be provided with on-line access to candidate  materials through SCMA's Portal.

Advanced Registration:

Advanced registration is required so students can receive their on-line access within 48 hours of the commencement of any course or seminar. Course registration deadlines are posted below.

PLEASE NOTE: Supply Management Training courses and seminars are offered at Douglas College in partnership with the SCMABC. Registration information is related to and needed by the College and the Institute to administer non-credit programs, seminars and courses.

Registering for any Supply Management Training course or seminar authorizes Douglas College to provide your complete contact information to the SCMABC. The information will be used to register you in the appropriate non-credit program, monitor your academic progress and send you information about College or Institute programs. If you have any questions or requests about the collection and use of this information please contact Douglas College Continuing Professional Education at 604-527-5607 or email Supply Chain Management Association of BC SCMABC:  SMTinfo@scmabc.ca

SCMABC Contact Information:

Supply Chain Management Association BC (SCMABC)
#300, 435 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 5N8

Tel: 604-540-4494
Fax: 604-540-4023

Web: www.scmabc.ca

E-mail: SMTinfo@scmabc.ca

SMT - Procurement

From recognizing a need to issuing a purchase order, participants will learn the essentials of determining quantity, specifications and price that are the cornerstone of procurement. This course covers a variety of procurement scenarios: repetitive purchases of production materials, procuring one-time low-cost items, large capital goods acquisition and securing commodities under long-term supply contracts. The opportunities and challenges of international procurement versus domestic will be discussed. Participants will gain a broad understanding of the role of procurement and the various ways it can be organized.

Instructor:

To Be Confirmed

CRN:

31109   

Dates:

13 Wednesdays: September 11 - December 4, 2019

Time:

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fee:

$595.00 plus textbook

Textbook:

"Purchasing and Supply Chain Management"
Textbook required for this course is available from the Douglas College Bookstore (NW Campus). For Bookstore hours please call 604-527-5015 or visit our Bookstore.

NOTE: The student is responsible for the purchase of the required textbooks prior to the first day of class.

SMT - Logistics

The interconnections between procurement, operations and transportation will be explored in this course. Participants will discuss how to balance the pressures for large order sizes to achieve low unit costs with the competing pressures to keep order sizes low to minimize warehouse space and inventory obsolescence. The options of few centralized warehouses versus multiple distributed warehouses will be addressed. Among the topics covered are forecasting, uncertainty, safety stocks and customer service requirements. Computer systems such as DRP, WMS and TMS will also be presented.

Instructor:

Pearl Hrabarchuk 

CRN:

31110

Dates:

13 Tuesdays: September 17 - December 10, 2019

Time:

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fee:

$595.00 plus textbook

Textbook:

"Principles of Supply Chain Management"
Textbook required for this course is available from the Douglas College Bookstore (NW Campus). For Bookstore hours please call 604-527-5015 or visit the Bookstore.

NOTE: The student is responsible for the purchase of the required textbooks prior to the first day of class.

Communication and Relational Skills

Principles and guidelines for effective communications in a business environment are the focus of this seminar. Topics covered include the impact of emotion on communication, using appropriate language, how to improve listening skills and the role of non-verbal behaviour. Participants will examine how to give and receive feedback, as well as how to respond to conflict. The seminar will also address developing strong presentation skills and how to communicate in meetings. An overview of written communication, including e-mail etiquette is also presented.

Instructor:

Dale Choquette

CRN:

21010 

Dates:

Thursday, Friday May 23 and 24, 2019        

Time:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (1 hour lunch)

Fee:

$795.00

 Book:

NOTE: PRE-READING IS REQUIRED. Registered students will be provided with on-line access to candidate materials through SCMABC's e-Communities.

SMT - Transportation

Participants will learn the advantages and limitations of the four modes of transportation: road, rail, air and water, as well as intermodal transportation. Topics covered include the role of freight forwarders, brokers and integrated transportation companies. This course will introduce participants to transportation documentation and allow them to experience basic load planning. Participants will gain an overview of contracts, insurance, customs clearance and letters of credit. The fundamentals of Incoterms 2000 and their impact on buyer/seller responsibility for transportation will also be examined.

Instructor:

To Be Confirmed 

CRN:

11008                     

Dates:

Wednesdays, January 8 - April 1, 2020

Time:

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fee:

$595.00 plus online textbook

Textbook:

"Transportation, A Global Supply Chain Perspective"

NOTE: This textbook is available in an on-line version and a hard copy text. The hard copy text will be available in the Douglas College Bookstore.  You will be advised of the login access once SCMABC confirms your registration.

SMT - Operations Management 

This course will familiarize participants with operations in manufacturing, distribution and services organizations. They will learn the basics of location selection and layout. Among topics covered are capacity planning and scheduling, as well as the key concepts of JIT/Lean, OPT/TOC and MRP. Participants will discuss the challenges of balancing capacity with demand and be introduced to forecasting techniques, demand planning and inventory ordering. Quality systems and continuous improvement methodologies, including Deming, Juran, ISO 9000 and Six Sigma will also be addressed.

Instructor:

Pearl Hrabarchuk 

CRN:

 21001

Dates:

13 sessions: Wednesdays - April 22 - July 22, 2020

Time:

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fee:

$595.00 plus textbook

Textbook:

"Operations Management" by David Allan Collier "Latest Edition"

Textbook required for this course is available from the Douglas College Bookstore (NW Campus). For Bookstore hours please call 604-527-5015 or visit the Bookstore.

NOTE: The student is responsible for the purchase of the required textbooks prior to the first day of class.

SMT - Accounting and Finance 

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of how finance impacts supply management. Basic terminology used in finance and accounting are defined. Participants learn how to read financial statements and understand how decisions are taken. They will be introduced to using key ratios to interpret financial information. The principles of accounting and budgeting will be presented. Participants will gain an understanding of how supply management practitioners would make a business case for an investment and evaluate investment opportunities.

Instructor:

Joe Verna 

CRN:

11009

Dates:

Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7th, 2020

Time:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (1 hour lunch)

Fee:

$645.00

Textbook:

Reading Manual provided by SCMA

SMT - Marketing

Participants will learn the role and purpose of marketing with a special emphasis on how marketing affects supply management. The differences between marketing and sales, marketing products and services, as well as B2B and B2C marketing will be addressed. Market research, understanding your competition, market segmentation and market selection are key topics covered. Among the other subjects discussed are the marketing mix: the "4Ps" of product, pricing, place and promotion. Strategies for market leaders and market followers will also be outlined.

Instructor:

Randy Webster 

CRN:

31111                      

Dates:

Thursday and Friday - October 17 and 18, 2019

Time:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (1 hour lunch)

Fee:

$645.00

Book:

NOTE: PRE-READING IS REQUIRED. Registered students will be provided with on-line access to candidate materials through SCMABC's e-Communities.

SMT - Business Planning

Every department has a critical role to play in delivering on an organization's strategy. This seminar provides an overview of strategic planning in an organization and the basic elements of a strategic analysis (SWOT). The Porter 5-forces model for analyzing the competitive environment will be introduced. Topics covered include critical success factors, strategic maps and company positioning, and strategic models (low-cost, differentiation, niche). Participants will discuss how to develop a strategic plan in a supply management role and the linkages between the strategic plan and a budget.

Instructor:

To Be Confirmed       

CRN:

31112

Dates:

Thursday and Friday - November 21 and 22nd, 2019

Time:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (1 hour lunch)

Fee:

$645.00

Book:

NOTE: PRE-READING IS REQUIRED. Registered students will be provided with on-line access to candidate materials through SCMABC's e-Communities.

Negotiation Skills

Negotiation skills are an essential competency for any manager, and especially those responsible for supply chain management. This Workshop provides you with a roadmap for leading or participating in successful negotiations. You will focus on the entire negotiation process, and learn the activities and techniques to be used from the preparation stage to the actual face-to-face negotiations. It covers understanding the other negotiator, responding to power imbalances, as well as looking beyond the deal to building longer-term relationships. Interactive activities, including negotiation simulations and role-playing exercises, feature prominently and allow opportunities to fine-tune your own negotiating skills.

Instructor:

Doug Turner

CRN:

11010

Dates:

4 sessions Thursdays and Fridays: March 5 & 6th and March 19 & 20, 2020

Time:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (1 hour lunch)

Fee:

$1,590.00 

Book:

NOTE: PRE-READING IS REQUIRED. Registered students will be provided with on-line access to candidate materials through SCMABC's e-Communities.

Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management

While contracts are legal documents, contract administration is also about relationships. Participants will learn the basics of effective contract management from both perspectives. Contract basics such as types of contracts, characteristics of good contracts and the contract management lifecycle are topics covered. Participants will gain a familiarity with managing service level agreements and mitigating risk. The importance of relationship management and key factors for success are discussed. Communications, trust and dispute resolution are among the issues participants will explore.

Instructor:

Chris Munro

CRN:

21002     

Dates:

Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17th, 2020

Time:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (1 hour lunch)

Fee:

$795.00

Book:

NOTE: PRE-READING IS REQUIRED. Registered students will be provided with on-line access to candidate materials through SCMABC's e-Communities.