SMT - Logistics
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 39.0
Credit Value: 0.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2022
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Supply Chain Management Assoc
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20220509_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is part of the Supply Management Association of Canada (SCMAO) Program. Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Explore the interconnections between procurement, operations and transportation. Balance the pressures for large-order sizes to achieve low unit costs vs. low order sizes to minimize warehouse space and obsolescence. Centralized warehouses vs. multiple distributed warehouses will be addressed. Topics include: forecasting, uncertainty, safety stocks and customer service requirements.

Program Context

Supply Chain Management Assoc Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course is part of the Supply Management Association of Canada (SCMAO) Program

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Describe a supply chain
  2. Describe the importance of Supply Chain in SCM
  3. Describe the importance of Forecasting in SCM
  4. Describe the importance of Inventory Management in SCM
  5. Describe the SCM planning process
  6. Describe the role of Transportation and Warehousing in SCM
  7. Describe how technology can support integrated Supply Chain processes
  8. Assess the potential impact of supply chain initiatives or shortcomings

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 In-class quizzes (2 - 1 hour each)20.0%
 Homework/ Assignments30.0%
 Final Exam40.0%
 Value added classroom or Self-Study Discussion Board Participation10.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Quizzes are open book. You may bring in your notes and textbook for reference. You will need a minimum mark of 60% to pass the final exam, and an overall minimum mark of 60 % is required to pass the Logistics Course.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: N/A
RequiredTextbookPrinciples of Supply Chain Management A Balanced Approach, by Joel D. Wisener,Keah-Choon Tan, Keong Leong, Cengage, 6th Edition, ISBN 978035771560-4, 2023

Applicable student group(s): N/A
Course Details:

Lesson 1: Supply Chain Management

  • Overview
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Lesson 2: The Bullwhip Effect

  • Process Fundamentals case study

Lesson 3: Procurement

  • The role of supply management
  • Generic purchasing process
  • Supplier selection
  • Single sourcing versus multiple sourcing
  • Impact of globalization on supply management

Lesson 4:

  • Supplier partnerships
  • Key elements of supplier evaluation & certification programs
  • Green sourcing, VMI, co-managed inventories and JIT II

Lesson 5:

Quiz #1 (covers materials from Weeks 1–4 inclusive)


  • Role of demand forecasting
  • Components of a forecast
  • Key qualitative & quantitative forecasting techniques
  • Forecast error

Lesson 6: Inventory Management

  • Dependent versus independent demand
  • Four basic types of inventories
  • Costs of inventory & inventory turnovers
  • ABC classification

Lesson 7: Resource Planning – Part 1

  • The hierarchical operations planning process
  • Bill-of-materials (BOM)
  • MRP systems

Lesson 8: Resource Planning – Part 2

  • MRP terms
  • MRP net production requirements
  • DRP net replenishment requirements
  • llustrious Corporation case study

Lesson 9: Transportation, Warehousing, Facility Location

  • Factors influencing location decisions
  • Global location decisions
  • Transportation modes
  • Warehousing types
  • Reverse logistics

Lesson 10:

Quiz #2 (covers materials from Weeks 5–9 inclusive)

Supply Chain Integration

  • Process integration
  • Role of information systems
  • ERP systems
  • CRM
  • Lean and Six Sigma

Lesson 11: Performance Measurement

  • Why firms measure & assess performance
  • Financial & non-financial performance measures
  • Traditional & world-class performance measures
  • Balanced scorecard & SCOR

Lesson 12: Wrap-up

  • Course review
  • Greaves Brewery case study
  • Process Fundamentals case study (wrap up)

Lesson 13: Final Exam

  • Covers materials from entire course

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