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Program Description

This program is designed to provide students with the essentials in the field of procurement. Students will examine purchasing principles, public sector supply chain management, negotiation techniques, and purchasing contract law.

Please note these courses are developed for students with prior post-secondary education or experience in supply chain.


Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
Expected Availability
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Business Processes for SCM LeadersMGMT-61333NoYes
In this course students will use the latest ERP software to examine how various business tasks or activities are managed, with particular attention paid to how these activities span across functional areas of the business. Students will develop an understanding of the many chains of interrelated events that must occur for any business to successfully serve its internal and external customers. Using an ERP system, students will execute tasks for a fictitious business, carrying out activities related to sales order processing, credit and receivable risk management, pricing, forecasting, procurement, material requirements planning and production planning. Students will also learn leadership concepts and apply these concepts in a Supply Chain simulation by making decisions and leading a company to success through a well-articulated supply chain strategy.
Contract, Domestic & International LawLAWS-60344NoYes
Legal issues within the supply chain can be crippling. This course will examine the basic requirements to consider when creating contracts domestically and internationally. In addition, the following legal issues will be examined from a domestic and international perspective: product liability, electronic commerce, sale of goods, consumer protection, tort law, employment law, intellectual property law, procurement law, priority of creditors, and transportation of goods
Domestic & International SourcingMGMT-60823NoYes
Sourcing products and services required encompasses many considerations. Organizations must: understand all factors impacting supplier selection and outsourcing; decide whether to single source or multi source; decide to source products and services domestically or internationally and ensure they are in compliance with best practices, international and domestic laws and trade agreements. This course will give students the problem-solving and critical thinking skills to make these sourcing decisions.
Negotiation & Dispute ResolutionMGMT-60864NoYes
This course provides students with the skills to negotiate as supply management practitioners. Students will learn about the field of negotiation and conflict management; strategic approaches to competitive and integrative negotiations; how to prepare for negotiations; how perceptions, cognitions and emotions shape negotiations; how communication impacts negotiations; how parties can use third-party help for disputes; how ethics guide negotiations; and how culture changes the rules of negotiation.

Group 2
Take MGMT-6083 or MGMT-6087
Expected Availability
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Risk AssessmentMGMT-60833YesNo
This course focuses on the risk management process in both the domestic and international marketplace and on identifying and analyzing loss exposures. The emphasis is on an enterprise approach to commercial risk management, including a discussion of global risk management standards and guidelines with a concentration on the management of risks in the supply chain. Students will explore risk beyond the traditional hazard risk to include financial, operational and strategic risks. Risk identification and analysis tools and techniques will be discussed in detail.
Quality ManagementMGMT-60873YesNo
This course will introduce students to the concepts of quality and quality management principles so they will be able to apply them in an organization. The course will examine definitions of quality, its financial impact on production and services, as well as providing an appreciation of the theory behind quality management. Quality methods such as statistical analysis, root cause analysis, and an understanding of the philosophies of quality pioneers will be discussed. Students will be able to understand the objectives of Total Quality Management and its impacts on the competitiveness of an organization.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 5 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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