Supply chain management (SCM) involves the management of materials and information across the entire supply chain. This includes raw material suppliers, component producers, final assembly and distribution, and may include after-sales service and returns or recycling. Supply chain management has gained importance in recent years as organizations recognize the tremendous advantages that can be realized through collaborative management of the whole logistics and transportation network (chain).
In a sparsely populated but geographically large country like Canada, efficient management of transportation and logistics is vital to the country's economic growth. With the emergence of global markets, the need for logistics management has become even more critical. In addition, Calgary is an increasingly important transportation hub. For these reasons, many of our graduates are likely to be directly or indirectly involved in SCM.
Students choosing this concentration will be required to take three core courses: Materials and Supply Chain Management, Transportation Systems and Analysis, and a Senior Project course. They have the opportunity to be exposed to diverse topics such as service operations management, negotiation, regulatory economics, transportation planning, services marketing, and project management. The curriculum will often include industry-based projects.
Students declaring a Concentration must take a required six courses. Please refer to the University of Calgary Calendar for a description of these courses and their prerequisites.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 'C' in:
Students must maintain a C- grade in all concentration courses
after above prerequisite course(s).