We are excited to announce that effective Fall 2023, the McGill School of Continuing Studies will be offering updated graduate-level programs in a more flexible format. These innovative programs will replace our current Diploma programs, pending approval by the University.

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Diploma (Dip.) Supply Chain and Operations Management

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Courses & Workshops

CMS2 500 Mathematics for Management. (3 credits)
Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020
Basic mathematics needed for business applications, including graphs of functions, series summation, mathematics of finance, annuity, discounted cash flow, internal rate of return, permutations, combinations, maxima and minima of functions with business applications in optimization, introductory statistics and probability
Required Courses
CGM2 510 Project Management: Tools and Techniques. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020
Focus on main concepts and theories of project management from initiation to close-out. Topics include: project life cycle, planning, scheduling, implementing, monitoring, controlling, close-out and ethics. The concepts presented apply to projects of various sizes, types and degrees of complexity.
CMS2 505 Quantitative Analysis Tools in Decision Making. (3 credits)
This course provides applications-oriented operations research modeling tools, such as: linear programming, integer programming, network modeling, and queuing theory. Use of spreadsheet/modeling software is an integral part of this course.
CMS2 515 Operations Management. (3 credits)
Fall 2019
Introduction to decisions and trade-offs associated with production of goods and services. Topics include technology planning (production process), design of production systems (capacity and location planning), control issues (production planning and inventory control, MRP/JIT, scheduling, quality and reliability and distribution planning), design for manufacturability, management of new technology (FMS, group technology and robotics) and management of services operations.
CMS2 524 Management of Service Operations. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Winter 2020
The course takes an operations point of view to look at companies and industries in the services sector. It builds on conceptual frameworks and cases from a wide range of service operations, selected from health care, hospitality, internet services, transportation, retailing, financial services, humanitarian services, government services, and others.
CMS2 525 Supply Chain Management. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Winter 2020
This is an applications-oriented course in supply chain strategy and macro-processes of supply chain management such as supplier relations management, customer relations management, logistics and distribution. Use of operations research models and computer software will be an integral part of this course.
CMS2 527 Business Intelligence and Analytics. (3 credits)
This course provides a managerial and technical focus on computational and business techniques which can help to identify new business opportunities and transform an organization’s future by optimizing operational and strategic decision making.
CMS2 531 Re-Engineering and Integration of Business Systems. (3 credits)
Fall 2019
Information systems used in supply chains are presented in the context of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with applications in manufacturing, retailing and distribution services sectors. Core business processes and transactions pertaining to supply chain management are identified and discussed in terms of relevant ERP modules.
CMS2 532 Lean Operations Systems. (3 credits)
Fall 2019
The course focuses on the objectives and ways of the Lean Operations System and provides descriptions of the customer-oriented lean techniques, such as, just-in-time, total quality management, problem solving, materials management and load leveling. Lean management patterns like the Deming's Plan Do Check Act wheel are highlighted.
CMS2 540 Six-Sigma Quality Management. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Winter 2020
The course includes a coherent and integrated description of the Six-Sigma methodology, from the problem definition phase to the control phase that demonstrates the stability of the solution. In addition, the course clarifies the relation of Six-Sigma to LEAN and summarizes the patterns to deploy Six Sigma in an organization.
CMS2 550 Supply Chain Field Project. (3 credits)
Fall 2019
This course is built around a team project involving modeling, use of lean/six sigma techniques and/or use of information systems to optimize processes across the entire enterprise/supply chain. The project could be in services (health care, banking/insurance, etc.), logistics (distribution, retailing, 3PL), or manufacturing (sourcing, production/operations planning, inventory deployment, etc).
Student Review
The strength of the program lies not only in the teaching of relevant theory but in the vast knowledge and know-how of instructors, who are professionals working in the field.
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