SMT Operations Management

    EXSCMA 5635 is offered this fall:

This course will famil­iar­ize Par­tic­i­pants with oper­a­tions in man­u­fac­tur­ing, dis­tri­b­u­tion and ser­vices orga­ni­za­tions. They will learn the basics of loca­tion selec­tion and lay­out. Among top­ics cov­ered are capac­i­ty plan­ning and sched­ul­ing, as well as the key con­cepts of JIT/​Lean, OPT/TOC and MRP. Par­tic­i­pants will dis­cuss the chal­lenges of bal­anc­ing capac­i­ty with demand and be intro­duced to fore­cast­ing tech­niques, demand plan­ning and inven­to­ry order­ing. Qual­i­ty sys­tems and con­tin­u­ous improve­ment method­olo­gies, includ­ing Dem­ing, Juran, ISO 9000 and Six Sig­ma, will also be addressed.


Sep 15, 2021Dec 1, 2021



6:00 pm – 9:15 pm MT





Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Jean Loitz

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This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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EXSCMA 5635 is offered this fall: