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NEW & Improved! SCMAO Portal Launch on June 1st, 2015
NEW! Advanced Standing agreement reached with Centennial College READ MORE
Building a Strategic Partnership - Aug 19
Leadership Resiliency - Sep 9
The Use of Technology in Procurement - Sep 23
NEW! Information Technology Procurement and Related Contracting - Sept 30-Oct 1 (Toronto)
IT procurement can be highly complex, covers a broad range of IT acquisitions and is often associated with a relatively high failure rate. Whether you are procuring off-the-shelf software or a customized IT system/software, this interactive two day session will provide you with strategies to improve your IT procurement and contracting practices and avoid the most common pitfalls. Coverage includes a review of a model IT contractual framework, including sample IT contractual clauses in such areas as scope and grant of license, indemnification, maintenance and software escrow, among others.
If you want to address ways to improve IT procurement in your organization and to start understanding IT contracting, whether in the public or private sector, this workshop will have something to offer you. READ MORE
NEW! Driving Value for Your Organization through Supply Chain Cost Modelling - Oct 7-8 (Toronto)
Ensuring the delivery of maximum sustainable value for your organization is the role of all supply chain professionals. Over the years, many buyers have been conditioned to focus on market price and price breakdowns, which has resulted in them comparatively ‘overpaying’ for goods and services even within low risk, highly competitive categories. Decisions must be based on cost not price.
This two-day program covers such key learning areas as price breakdown, building intelligent cost models, applying cost models to live situations, risk assessment and building a differentiated supply strategy. It highlights strategies based on real live examples that are relevant, have immediate impact and ensure a Return on Investment. The emphasis is on practical application and implementation supported by hands on experience to drive sustainable results to increase the effectiveness of your supply chain processes. READ MORE
NEW! Sustainable Supply Chain Practices for Competitive Advantage: New Strategies for a New Game - Oct 20-21 (Mississauga)
This seminar will be held at the Mississauga Convention Centre. It is the pre-conference seminar before the Annual SCMAO Conference begins.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability practices have come a long way but it’s acknowledged that there is considerable room for improvement. Public sector entities are concerned with how to take more responsible initiatives in their supply chain strategies. Private sector organizations want to do their part and ensure profitability. Stakeholders are expecting social and economic development through business practices.
Social procurement is a part of the new lexicon for supply chain professionals. This two day workshop focusing on corporate social responsibility and sustainability practices will examine social procurement and the role of the supply chain professional in this complex and somewhat controversial emerging area. It will explore the role of supply chain management in environmental, social and governance policies. It will also examine the role of business and the challenges and opportunities between economic factors, environmental concerns and social values. Several methods and examples for affecting change with measurable and quantifiable outcomes will be provided, including the application of a total cost of ownership model. READ MORE
Inventory Management - August 13
Diploma Final Workshop - September 10