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Business Operations Planning Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    This certificate will provide a solid knowledge in essential manufacturing terminology, skills and principles for more effective planning, inventory control, material requirements planning and strategic decision making. The program will also look at industry trends and best practices related to inventory control, manufacturing control, and operations management. Topics addressed will include inventory management, warehousing management, planning and forecasting, master scheduling, MRP techniques, capacity management, process improvement and optimization, and performance measures. Graduates will gain a solid foundation in materials and operations management utilized in Canadian businesses. As well, graduates will have the knowledge base to contribute to team-based business practices through cross-functional understanding in the critical areas of operations management. This program will open the door to entry-level knowledge of materials and operations background for those who wish to continue their studies toward the APICS (The Association for Operations Management) CPIM or CIRM professional designations.
  • Entry requirements
    This program is designed for people who are new to materials and operations management or need to understand how their job affects the production and on -time delivery of products to customers.
  • Academic Title
    Business Operations Planning Certificate
  • Course description
    COMM1500      Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills
    Description: Introducing the communication skills necessary for success, this course analyzes cases that reflect real life situations. Students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective letters and memoranda. The course also helps students develop presentation skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1056     Business Computing Applications I

    Description: Introducing word processing and spreadsheet applications on a microcomputer, this course will teach: entering text, developing solutions to business problems, describing the processing cycle of a computer and how data is stored, the function and type of storage used in computers, input and output operations and the impact of computers on society.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1010     Business Mathematics I

    Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER1300     Fundamentals of Inventory Control

    Description: This course will impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques, providing participants with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the control of inventory and the impact that inventory can have on a business. Participants will be introduced essential vocabulary and skills in identifying and applying the basis principles of inventory management. Basic methods of planning and controlling inventory in manufacturing, institutional, distribution, and retail technologies will be covered. The questions of what to stock are addressed through an examination of current and evolving technologies of inventory management.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    OPER1310     Fundamentals of Planning

    Description: This course provides a fundamental knowledge and understanding of basic planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process. The concepts of planning from strategic to practical will be addressed to include planning foundations, long-range planning, forecasting, controlling, master scheduling and future planning topics. Participants will be given practical examples and exercises providing a forum and opportunity for further development of planning, teamwork, and presentation skills.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    OPER1320     Fundamentals of Manufacturing Control

    Description: This course provides participants with fundamental knowledge of priority and capacity management. Priority and capacity management is introduced and presented through the use of material requirements planning (CRP), productions activity control (PAC), and Just-In-Time (JIT). This course explores the execution of the production plan and master productions schedule, reactions to capacity constraints, and maintenance of individual order control.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    OPER1330     Fundamentals of Operations Management
    Description: This course provides participants with fundamental knowledge and understanding of operations resource management and the factors involved in designing and operating a production process. This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems. It covers relationships within the company environment, particularly the ordering and distribution systems. Topics covered include cost analysis, project planning, facilities planning, total quality management (TQM), and operations resource management.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

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