Possible Career Options
- Business Forecaster:
A business forecaster uses different methods of forecasting to help a business see into the future. Forecasting can consist of predicting anything from sales dollars to stock price - anything that can impact a business’ affairs. This job requires a good understanding of statistics and econometrics.
Suggested Electives: ECON 307.3, ECON 404.3
The Buyer is responsible for purchasing products and materials for the company to either sell as is or to use in the production of other products. This also includes supplier selection and supplier relations.
- Layout Design Specialist:
A layout design specialist is generally hired as a contract worker to analyze a company’s work area. It is their job to recommend changes to the layout of the workspace in order to arrange it in the most efficient way.
- Logistics Manager:
The logistics manager is in charge of the integration of all the processes involved in supply-chain management - goods, labour, information, capital and facilities. They are central to the smooth running of any business, and are employed in-house or are contracted out by a logistics service provider.
Suggested Electives: CMPT 394.3
- Materials Clerk:
A materials clerk works in product control, ensuring availability of material when and where it is needed.
- Operations Research Analyst:
An operations research analyst conducts analyses of management and operational problems and formulates mathematical or simulation models of problems for solution by computers or other methods.
Suggested Electives: CMPT 394.3
- Project Manager:
The project manager’s job is to provide management oversight for all phases of a project, including coordinating workers, material, and equipment, ensuring that specifications are being followed, and that work is proceeding on schedule and within budget.
- Quality Control Manager:
The quality control manager coordinates the activities of workers engaged in testing and evaluating products in order to control quality of manufacture and to ensure compliance with legal standards.
Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) (formerly C.P.P.):
The SCMP designation is the most sought-after achievement in supply chain management in Canada - setting the national standard for excellent in the profession. A comprehensive accreditation program certifies that the SCMP has attained the highest level of competency.
Employers benefit from the SCMP's unique and distinctive competence. SCMP's are recognized as strategic supply chain management professionals who provide enterprises with innovative leadership to achieve a competitive edge in a global marketplace.
Individuals with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Major in Operations Management from the Edwards School of Business with a grade of B or higher are eligible to apply for advanced standing toward the SCMP designation. For more information please contact Nicole Burgess, Executive Director at the Saskatchewan Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM):
The internationally recognized CPIM designation is offered through APICS, the Education Society for Resource Management. There are 5 modules included in the course, each ending with an exam. The exams are offered online, so the course can be taken from anywhere. The course will lead to the student having an in depth knowledge of production and inventory management.
Quality Manager Certification (QMC):
The QMC designation is offered through the American Society for Quality, or ASQ. ASQ designations are becoming more and more popular when it comes to job requirements. Entry into the program is contingent on the applicant having 6 years of related work experience and a bachelor’s degree in OM. If the applicant has more or less education, the number of years of experience will be adjusted appropriately. Once the course and exam are completed, you will be granted the QMC Certification.
- Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada
- Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation
- Canadian Operational Research Society
- Project Management Institute
- Working in Canada
- Student Employment & Career Centre
- Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC)