On November 4th, our Associate Director for the International Business Management program, Fuat Ramazanov, took his students on a field trip to a Machining Manufacturing plant in the Lower Mainland operated by Affinity Manufacturing Ltd. The purpose of the trip was to demonstrate how vital it is to have a robust supply chain and operations plan in a production environment.

The tour was an excellent opportunity for Acsenda students to revisit key concepts learned in the Supply Chain and Logistic Management classes. The students had a chance to observe the flow of work in progress inventory and finished products in real-time, watch the run of production machines, witness the quality inspection process, and learn how Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) supports information flow in the supply chain network.

The trip provided hands-on access to the backend of how manufacturing companies operate.

Who are Affinity Manufacturing Ltd.?

Affinity Manufacturing Ltd. is a custom machine company that has been in function since 2000 with over 25 work centers based in Surrey, BC. Their main service is to manufacture various precise components, handle small, medium, and large parts and assemblies, as well as be responsible for prototype development, design consultation and production runs.

The Affinity staff is composed of highly trained engineers and machinists that can undertake projects of any scale; plan, develop and assemble new parts in a short amount of time. Affinity works hard to meet all the quality requirements, budget and time that the clients request. It has become one of the most important suppliers for a big number of Canadian and US companies.

If you want more information about the International Business Management Concentration, visit our business programs in BC section.