Purchasing within the context of a manufacturing organization has a unique set of knowledge, tools, methods, and skills required. When executed effectively purchasing can reduce risks, facilitate innovation, and improve overall value. Students in this course will examine and apply the various approaches to purchasing within a manufacturing or industrial context. They will explore how to reduce total cost of ownership by applying best practices, for acquisition of everything from raw materials to M.R.O. (Mtce-Repair-Operations) to Capital equipment. In addition, they will address issues of Occupational Health & Safety, environmental impacts and regulations (WHMIS-GHS), as well as sustainability. This will require an understanding of manufacturing processes, technical language, interpretation of blueprints and industry specific standards, with required certifications or testing reports.
Not all courses are offered each term.Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023. Spring 2024 registration opens February 26, 2024.
In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration
Online - Asynchronous: 100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery