Latest SCMAO News

SCMAO Holiday Hours - Please be advised our office will be closed on Friday, April 18th and Monday, April 21st. We will resume our regular office hours of 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, April 22nd.

NEW EVENT! Getting Ahead - Tips for Career Success - April 30th (Toronto)
Looking for Work? Making a Career Change? Need Help Writing Your Resume? SCMAO can help! Click here to find out how!

Call for Nominations - SCMAO Board of Directors 2014-2015
Individuals interested in serving on the SCMAO Board of Directors may now apply for the 2014-2015 term. For more information and to apply click here

In-Residence Week (IRW) - Registration Deadline April 17th

The deadline to register for IRW and the Final Exam is Thursday April 17th. To register now click here

Announcing the 17th Annual SCMAO Conference- Partner for Performance, October 24-25th, 2014

We are pleased to announce the date and venue have been confirmed for our 2014 Conference. The 17th Annual SCMAO Conference - Partner for Performance will take place October 24-25th at the Mississauga Convention Centre, located at 75 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON. Stay tuned for more information on early bird registration and our program!

Proactive Contract Management - April 22 (Mississauga)
Registrations for this workshop must be received by 4pm Thursday, April 17th

Join Paul Emanuelli, one of Canada’s leading public procurement lawyers for a highly informative and leading edge workshop promoting proper contract drafting and proactive contract management.  This one day program focuses on the four cornerstones of contract design – contract anatomy, contract architecture, contract assembly and contract award. Topics include core commercial terms that are typically included in a procurement contract, subcontracting, change orders, dispute resolution and termination protocols; selecting the right contract structure; simple, standard and advanced formats; pre-award risk areas to avoid contract award delays and downstream performance disputes, avoiding common shortcut hazards, risks of offer-and-acceptance, counteroffers and avoiding boilerplate battles.  An interactive session on contract management will illustrate how a supplier’s poor past performance can impact the right to bid and the evaluation of the tender itself.  A case study will focus on enforcing proper payment protocols, techniques for preventing project delays and cost overruns, managing issue escalation and contract termination.  Read More

Optimizing Supply Chain Investment and Risk Mitigation - June 5/6 (Toronto)
Demand patterns with a number of companies are becoming more and more difficult to project. This is especially true for the high tech sector where life cycles are becoming shorter and competition is intense. In the current environment, supply chains must become more flexible and cost effective to limit the impact of long lead times and provide the ability to plan for sudden upsides and in turn downsides. Join Louis Girard and Richard Grant as they address a number of these issues, focusing on the use of Supplier Managed Inventory and ABC class inventory management. Participants will learn how to develop a cost-effective, responsive process and tool kit to enable them to reduce risk and exposure to inventory spikes in demand.  Read More

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Upcoming Events

Getting Ahead - Tips for Career Success - April 30 SEATS LIMITED!

Webinars - NEW PRICING - $49!

Risk Factors in International Trade - April 30
Conflict Management - Keeping Calm and Soldiering On - May 7
Addressing Change to Achieve Project Success - May 21
Global Trends in Sustainable Purchasing - May 28

Seminars & Workshops

Negotiation Strategies for SCM (Diploma) - Apr 23 (Toronto)
Introduction to Business Planning (SMT) - Apr 26 (Toronto)
Ethical Behaviour & Social Responsibility (Interactive) - May 2 (Toronto)
Competitive Bidding & the Tendering Process (Diploma) - May 3 (Toronto)
Supplier Sourcing & Management (Diploma) - Jun 12 (Toronto)
Purchasing Process & Practice (Diploma) - Jul 17 (Toronto)
Inventory Management (Diploma) - Aug 8 (Toronto)