University of Calgary

Brent Snider

  • Haskayne Teaching Fellow
  • Teaching Professor
  • Faculty [OSCM]

Research Interests

Operations Management:

Teaching & Learning:


Operations and Supply Chain Management


Brent is a senior instructor 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, majoring in management accounting, with a minor in economics. 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 as a product specialist with Navision Software (now Microsoft Dynamics) and as an implementation project leader with CSB Systems.

Brent teaches in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, and project management, primarily for the undergraduate program. He has successfully implemented internet based computer simulations into all of his courses and continues to incorporate various experiential learning exercises into the core and elective classes that he teaches. 

Brent's research interests focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and innovative experiential classroom exercises. His work has been published in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM), Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE), and INFORMS Transactions on Education (ITE). 

Brent has won numerous awards for his teaching (eight), research (two), and service (one) to date.  His teaching awards include receiving both the MBA Society and Commerce Undergraduate Society Outstanding Teaching & Learning awards in the same academic year (2008-2009), and receiving a Teaching Excellence award from the Students’ Union for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.  For the 2011-2013 time period, Brent won both the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Teaching and Learning, and the Dean’s Award for Research Contributions by Instructors.  Furthermore, Brent’s paper “ERP implementation at SMEs: analysis of five Canadian cases”, won the prestigious Outstanding Paper Award from the International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM) for 2010.  Finally, in recognition of his years of dedicated service as the faculty advisor for the business school’s largest student club, Brent received the Faculty Superior Service Award in 2010.


Refereed Journals:

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.

Snider, B. & Eliasson, J. (2009), “Push Versus Pull & Mass Customization: A Lego Inukshuk Demonstration”, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 411-416.

Eliasson, J.B., Snider, B.R. and Bischak, D.P. (2009) “Active learning in an undergraduate management science course through the use of a mobile computer lab”, International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.104–118.


Published Conference Proceedings (Refereed):

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, 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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