PMC101 - Supply Chain Management

Outline info
Last revision date 2017-11-03 10:41:03.441
Last review date 2017-11-03 10:41:03.442

Subject Title
Supply Chain Management

Subject Description
Many organizations are recognizing the strategic importance of supply chain management (SCM) and its impact on their competitiveness. The Supply Chain Management subject provides supply management practitioners, or those considering a career in the field, with a comprehensive introduction to supply chain management techniques and practices.

Credit Status
This subject is the first of eight modules required by the Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario - SCMAO (formerly OIPMAC) for the Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply mapping tools to describe and analyze supply chains.
2. Apply analytical models to clarify SCM strategy and link supply chain performance to return on assets (ROA) and return on investment (ROI).
3. Recognize cycle time reduction (CTR) opportunities.
4. Make inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) recommendations.
5. Assess supply chain risk.
6. Audit supply chains in terms of social responsibility.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

This course is mandatory as the first module in the Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program. 

Topic Outline

  • CTR Opportunities
  • Mapping Tools
  • Link to ROA
  • Link to ROI
  • IOIS Recommentations
  • Supply Chain Risk
  • Supply Chain Audit

Mode of Instruction
Highly participatory using case studies, small and large group discussions, and lecture.

Prescribed Texts
A Candidate Manual and a Readings Manual are to be purchased for this module - downloaded by the students at the beginning of the semester.  Students are directed to the following link to purchase the materials:

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
The evaluation criteria are set by SCMAO.  Please refer to their standards by contacting 416-977-7566 ext. 2149. 
Students must obtain a 60% average for course work, and achieve a minimum grade of 60% on the final exam to successfully complete the course.

Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:   http:/

For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca’s Registrar’s Offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Individual Exercises 20%
Group Exercises 20%
Individual Case Report 20%
Case Discussions (in total) 15%
Final Exam 25%

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso