University of Calgary

Brent Snider

  • Teaching Professor
  • Academic Director - Executive MBA Program
  • Haskayne Teaching Fellowship
  • Faculty [OSCM]

Currently Teaching

 F2021 - OPMA 317 - Fundamentals of Operations and Supply Chain Management
LEC 3TR 09:30 - 10:45
PF 126
LEC 4TR 11:00 - 12:15
PF 126
LEC 5TR 12:30 - 13:45
PF 126
LEC 6TR 14:00 - 15:15
PF 126

Research Interests

Operations Management:

Teaching & Learning:


Operations and Supply Chain Management


Brent is a Teaching Professor in the operations and supply chain management area. He has been teaching at the Haskayne School of Business since 2003. Brent graduated with distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University's Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program in 1997. He obtained the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation from The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 2000. In 2004, Brent completed the MBA thesis program at University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business, majoring in operations management. Prior to joining Haskayne, Brent worked in the automotive industry with Linamar, the injection molding industry with Husky Injection Molding Systems, and the ERP software industry with Navision Software (now Microsoft Dynamics) and as an implementation project manager.

Brent teaches in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, and project management for the undergraduate and Executive MBA program.

Brent's research interests now focus on Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL), specifically innovative pedagogical approaches for management education.  His work has been published in Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE), INFORMS Transactions on Education (ITE), and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM). 

Brent has won numerous awards for his teaching (nine), research (four), and service (one) to date.  His inquiry learning intermodal supply chain exercise won the Nigel Slack teaching innovation award at the international EurOMA 2017 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland and his paper “ERP implementation at SMEs: analysis of five Canadian cases” won the Outstanding Paper Award from the International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM) for 2010.

Google Scholar Link

Selected Refereed Journals:

Snider, B., Southin, N., Weaver, S. (2017), “Student Peer Evaluated Line Balancing Competition”, INFORMS Transactions on Education, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 43-48.

Snider, B. & Southin, N. (2016), “Operations Course Icebreaker: Campus Club Cupcakes Exercise”, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 262-272.

Snider, B. & Eliasson, J. (2013), “Beat the Instructor: An Introductory Forecasting Game”, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 147-157.

da Silveira, G.,  Snider, B., Balakrishnan, J. (2013), “Compensation-based incentives, ERP, and delivery performance in manufacturing: analysis from production and improvement perspectives" International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 415-441.

Snider, B., Balakrishnan, J. (2013), “Lessons Learned From Implementing Web-Based Simulations to Teach Operations Management Concepts”, INFORMS Transactions on Education, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.152-161.

Snider, B., da Silveira, G., Balakrishnan, J., (2009) “ERP implementation at SMEs: analysis of five Canadian cases”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 29 (1), pp. 4-29.


Published Conference Proceedings (Refereed) / Presentations:

Cole, R. & Snider, B. (2018) “Beat the dice: sustainability uncertainty and implications on the total cost of ownership”, Proceedings of 25th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 24-26, 2018. Teaching Innovation Award - Highly Commended.

Cole, R. & Snider, B. (2017) “Sustainability Solutions to Manage Supply Chain Turbulence”, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) International Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 12-14, 2017.

Snider, B., & Southin, N. (2017) "Inquiry-based intermodal shipping competition”, Proceedings of 24th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1-5, 2017. Teaching Innovation Award - Winner.

 Snider, B., Balakrishnan, J., da Silveira, G. "Lessons Learned from Running “The Beer Distribution Game” for Large Classes", Proceedings of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Forty-First Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 20-23, 2010. pp. 3251-3258.

 Textbooks & Cases:

 Jacobs, Chase, Balakrishnan, Snider (2013), Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Second Canadian Edition, McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-105148-4.

 Eliasson, J., & Snider, B. (2013), “Queuing at eCycle Services”, The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM, Financial Times Press, pp. 111-116.


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