SCP745 - Business Continuity for Supply Chain

Outline info
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Subject Title
Business Continuity for Supply Chain

Subject Description
This course examines trends in emerging technologies as well as local and global economic, political, and environmental issues that influence management decisions as they pertain to the supply chain. Students will explore mapping the supply chain, assessing and anticipating the internal or external trends that may impact supply chain efficiency or profitability, and using monitoring tools.

Credit Status
One Credit.

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

  1. Explain the concept business continuity.
  2. Determine the impact of external factors on the supply chain and business profitability.
  3. Delineate internal factors that may impact business operations within and between supply chains in the short, medium, and long term.
  4. Describe how trends can influence changes to supply chain functions and processes.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

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.

Mode of Instruction

Prescribed Texts

Required: Kildow, Betty A. A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity. 1st Edition. Amacom, 2011. Print or eText.

Resources listed on the course outline support the achievement of learning outcomes, and may be used throughout the course to varying degrees depending on the instructor’s teaching methodology and the nature of the resource.

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

Discussions 30%
Assignments 40%
Final Assignments 30%
Total 100%

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso