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Operations & Logistics

Specialization requirements

Year 3
COMM 443 Service Operations
COMM 449 Supply-Chain Management
Year 4
Two of:
COMM 414
COMM 415
COMM 444
COMM 445
COMM 446
COMM 448

Data Visualization and Business Analytics
Quantitative Policy Analysis
Air Transportation
Maritime and International Transportation
Transportation Economics
Business Logistics and Logistic Services Management

Employment outlook and opportunities

Logistics is the flow of goods, information, and money throughout an organization and encompasses aspects of finance, marketing, and accounting. You’ll learn about the efficiency and effectiveness of various transportation alternatives, warehousing and distribution, supply chain management and performance and inventory measurement techniques. This option is designed to prepare you for careers in logistics functions in manufacturing and distribution firms, and government departments at every level as well as with carriers.

Logistics is a widely known and respected field in the United States, and catching on in Canada as companies recognize its impact and potential cost savings, In Canada, the majority of jobs are on the east coast, although Vancouver is becoming an increasingly important transportation hub given the close proximity to the Pacific Rim. Opportunities for educated graduates in this field are becoming more plentiful every year.

Skill set required to be successful in Logistics

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Political savvy
  • Detail-oriented
  • Negotiation skills
  • Technical savvy
  • Foreign language skills an asset
  • Critical reasoning
  • Project management skills
  • Strategic sourcing