The following is a list of SCMA BC members who offer consulting services. This list is for information only. The SCMA BC does NOT endorse any particular product or service. The SCMABC is not responsible for the content of any of these links. 

Alphabetical by Name:

Elaine Apel, B.Comm, RD, SCMP

Larry Berglund, SCMP, MBA, FSCMA

Katherine Caughran, SCMP, MBA

Christine Galer

Rusty J. Joerin, SCMP

Michele Jacob Kelly, SCMP, CRM

Eric Lotz, SCMP

Cris Munro, SCMP, C.P.M, CSMP

Raza A. Nawabzada, MBA,SCMP,C.P.M

Hamed Pourchi, SCMP

Graham P. Thorogood, SCMP, C.P.M.

Elizabeth Wong, BA, SCMP, PMP

GeckoGecko Supply Chain Management

Elaine Apel, B.Comm, RD, SCMP

Mobile: 604-655-1929
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Current practice and services offered

Elaine Apel is an independent Business Consultant, Contracting and Procurement specialist, based in Surrey, British Columbia.Drawing on her 17 years of management experience, in dual professions - Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) and Registered Dietitian (RD), Elaine has demonstrated, through a variety of proven work experiences, in various industries and types of businesses, backed by formal training and education, the extent to which she is able to help her clients improve business performance through effectively and strategically managed Supply Chain Management, and Business Development functions.

  • Contract Management, Negotiation;
  • Draft, Review & Understand Commercial and Legal Terms;
  • Award, Amend, Extend, Suspend & Terminate Agreements;
  • Drive Compliance through Analysis of KBIs/KPIsSupplier Management & Development; Transitions;
  • Conduct Business ReviewsIssue Resolution;
  • Repair and Build Customer & Supplier RelationshipsSourcing;
  • New Products & Suppliers;
  • Product Cuttings SKU & Supplier Consolidation and Rationalization;
  • Competitive Bidding;
  • Issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Quotations (RFQs), Information (RFIs);
  • Perform Savings Analysis;
  • Respond to government bids, with proposals that meet all requirements
  • Conduct Needs Assessments;
  • Market Reviews; Price Audits; Market Baskets (Price Comparisons)
  • Training Sanitation & Food Safety Quality Assurance;
  • Voluntary Product Withdrawals and Recalls;
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Critical Control Points (CCPs), in support of HACCP;
  • Written Communications;
  • Product or Service Category Strategies;
  • Marketing Materials – Newsletters, Brochures, Website Content;

Presentations Plus Training and Consulting

Larry Berglund, SCMP, MBA, FSCMA

Telephone: 778 895-5358
Author: Good Planets Are Hard to Buy
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Current practice and services offered

Larry is the principal consultant providing services to public, private sector and not for profit organizations to improve their supply chain performance.

Larry has worked in the forest industry, public health care, municipal government, university operations and academia. He is an advisor on Federal and Provincial Procurement policies.

He is a key note speaker, author and lecturer. Larry has taught courses, webinars, workshops and online programs across Canada and in Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, and Europe.

His latest book is Good Planets Are Hard to Buy: a Management Handbook for Creating Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability Principles and Supply Chain Excellence.

Larry drafted the first ethical and sustainable procurement policy for a municipality in Canada.

Competencies include:

  • Business ethics
  • Case writing
  • Circular economy
  • Coaching
  • Competitive bidding practices
  • Competitive bid templates
  • Competitive bid laws
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Developing KPIs
  • Inventory management
  • Leadership and professionalism
  • Logistics
  • Measuring performance
  • Mentorships
  • Negotiations skills
  • Operational reviews
  • Operations management
  • Price Index model
  • Procurement policies and guidelines
  • Research
  • Risk management
  • Social procurement
  • Staff training and development
  • Strategic management
  • Supplier performance
  • Sustainability

PSB Delegation Consulting Ltd.

Katherine Caughran, SCMP, MBA

Address: 4th Floor, 931 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3K3
Telephone: 250 384-0581
Mobile: 250 686-7322
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Web site: www.psbdelegation.com

Current practice and services offered

Katherine Caughran has over 18 years experience in operations management with both the public and private sectors, including consulting. The primary types of services PSBDC provides include:

  • Procurement planning activities (needs assessment, cost/benefit analysis, business case development, market research)
  • Pre-award and solicitation activities (development of solicitation documents, evaluation, fairness monitoring)
  • Contract negotiation and contract management advice
  • Business Process Improvement reviews (including process mapping, activity-based cost management)
  • ERP Implementation Support Services
  • Strategic Planning/Business Planning
  • Developing Policy and Standard Operations Procedures
  • In-house Training/mentoring of staff and executive

Total Procurement Solutions

Christine Galer

Address: Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604 613-3133
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Web site: www.totalprocurementsolutions.ca/

Current practice and services offered: If your business has between 10 and 30 employees, and you want the bottom line that comes with a more effective and efficient operation, then this service is for you. It is a unique personalized service tailored to your company's needs. Total Procurement Solutions (TPS) has proven successful in saving its clients time and money through employee training, negotiating contracts, identifying cost savings, reducing employee turnover and your accounts receivable practices. Services offered include: 

  • Review of current practices/activities
  • Recommendations for improvements
  • Implementation blueprint for new policies and procedures
  • Review/Revise/Create your policy and procedure manuals
  • Creation of systems where gaps exist
  • Creation of job descriptions
  • Assistance with succession planning TPS offers a high-level analysis of "How you are doing what you do" or a "Second set of eyes" to identify the gaps in your business practices.

Woodsgift Enterprises

Rusty J. Joerin, SCMP

Address: 482 Trio Lane, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1L9
Mobile: 250 927-2156
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Web Site: www.woodsgift.com

Current practice and services offered

Creative Supply Management

Creation of proposals that add value to your organization is our business goal. By leveraging the expertise of your stakeholders and consultants, a proposal is created collaboratively and is aligned with your objectives. Sustainability issues and best practices for environment protection are addressed. This is done ethically, transparently and according to the evolving legal environment of supply management.

Collaboration

Rusty Joerin works with your stakeholders to ensure that there is agreement and clarity to your requirements from the beginning. His broad knowledge of the marketplace, many commodity types and alternative means of supply can help your project team achieve the best possible value from your procurement.

The Best Solution

Your requirements determine the best process for supply. Collaboratively your request is written and presented to the marketplace. Your proposal is professionally managed so that your organization gets the best available depth and breadth of quality responses.

Business Processes

Much procurement requires continuing management activity. Rusty Joerin can assist your resources to develop procurement management processes for your organization to administer. Best practices for supply management are employed.

risk supply chain logoRisq Supply Chain Specialty

Michele Jacob Kelly, SCMP, CRM

Address: 822 Kennedy Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1R9
Telephone: 604 526-8059
Mobile: 604 790-8059
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Web site: www.risqsupplychain.com

Current practice and services offered

Michele Jacob Kelly has over 20 years' experience in operations, risk and supply chain management with both the public and private sectors, including consulting.The primary types of services Risq Supply Chain offers are:

  • Supply chain and operational risk evaluation and advice
  • Supply chain and procurement planning activities
  • Competitive bid process inclusive of facilitation and review specification of development, competitive process documents, evaluation, compliance
  • Contract negotiation and management
  • Business process improvement evaluation and design
  • Supply chain ERP implementation support services
  • Strategic planning
  • Development, revision and implementation of policy and standard operations procedures
  • Mentoring of staff and teams
  • Supply chain and risk management education

Northwest Supply Management Services

Eric Lotz, SCMP

Address: 18037 70A Ave., Surrey B.C., V3S 7C5
Telephone: 604 574-8309
Mobile: 604 828-1109
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Current practice and services offered

Strategic supply management and related services to private industry and public entities by an experienced senior supply management specialist holding the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), and Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) professional designations.

Specialized services include performing projects or 'hands-on' training employees:

  • Introducing and implementing strategic sourcing and contract management protocol for long-term supply relationships for products or services;
  • Preparing competitive bid or information request documents for products or services;
  • Introducing best practices in bid evaluation and supplier or contractor selection;
  • Supplier prequalification and establishing a supplier registry for contracts of service (including information technology consulting firms) through the competitive process and selection protocol;
  • Exploring outsourcing opportunities and facilitating the implementation of such systems as vendor controlled inventory, or an automated material dispensing system, etc. to bring improved operating and cost efficiencies.With over 25 years' experience within various aspects of the acquisition of materials and services together with recent successful implementations of the above, plus maintaining credentials through the continuous learning of new procedures and strategies, the services that I offer will provide long-term value to your organization.

CM2 VenturesCM2 Ventures Inc.

Cris Munro, SCMP, C.P.M, CSMP

Address: PO Box 32035, Langley, BC, V1M 2M3
Telephone: 778 808-4638
Mobile: 778 990-5842
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Web site: cm2ventures.com

Current practice and services offered

An experienced professional with over 25 years experience, Cris Munro’s focus is in assisting both public sector and small and micro private sector businesses with streamlining and optimizing the supply chain functions.

All methods of Construction procurement and related Consultant services are a specialty. Undertaken in a transparent and balanced process, using industry standard documents, and designed based on your organization's project requirements policy and Procedure development, Mentoring of Supply staff development of competitive bid documents, evaluation criteria, process plan and contract documents. A fairness review business process, review and recommendations for improvement specific project risk assessment business case development, Construction project – systems, education, planning and implementation for further information, access our website at www.cm2ventures.com.

pmg logoPurchasing Management Group (PMG)

Graham P. Thorogood, SCMP, C.P.M.
Management Consultant

Address: 23163 - 125A Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 0S2
Telephone: 604 466-5824
Mobile: 778 990-5842
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Web site: purchasingmanagementgroup.com

Current practice and services offered

Purchasing Management Group provides high level consulting expertise in the areas of supply chain management, operations management, business development, marketing and sales. Our clients represent a cross section of public and private companies. Mr. Thorogood has served as a management consultant for over 12 years providing high level consulting in the areas of supply chain management, sales, business development and operations expertise to early stage and mature companies.Areas of involvement include:

  • Contract consulting roles in supply chain, logistics, purchasing and operations
  • Business consulting
  • Business process improvement/redesign
  • Management Mentoring and advisory roles
  • Departmental and functional assessments
  • Strategic planning and forecasting
  • Strategic alliances coordination involving Canadian and US- based entities
  • Business training seminars

NRA Consulting

Raza A. Nawabzada, MBA, SCMP, C.P.M

Mobile: 778-789-5950
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Web site: nraconsultingservices.ca

Current practice and services offered

Raza is an independent Business Consultant & a senior- level executive with over +25 years global Supply Chain / Strategic Sourcing & Purchasing experience in diverse industries across Asia, Middle East & North America. He is a strategic player and a subject matter expert in Supply chain management / Procurement field who helped various companies/ clients in improving business performances / profitability both through cost reduction / containment and value added services. He is a strong leader, excellent communicator, progressive change agent and creative problem solver. His area of expertise & consulting services offered include:

  • Strategic Sourcing & category management
  • Effective negotiation large purchases & contracts formation
  • Supplier management, relationship, development & performances reporting
  • Implement eProcurement, eSourcing , reverse auctions, P2P & logistics
  • Development of purchasing policy, procedures , SOPs , ERP systems & KPIs
  • Global sourcing, out sourcing , value analysis, TCO
  • Continuous improvement, Lean Six Sigma/ Kaizen, VMI, inventory management
  • Team development, hiring & training purchasing professionals

Modern Supply Chains

Hamed Pourchi, SCMP

Mobile: 604-355-1980
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Web site: modernscm.com

Current practice and services offered

This service is for small or medium size businesses in retail, manufacturing or service industries that need to modernize their business processes such as sales, customer relationships, invoice, payment, purchasing and inventory to keep up with their growth. Before transitioning to a new software system such as CRM or ERP, businesses need to think about a number of key questions: What are the key business needs? Which processes should be automated, improved or eliminated? From thousands of software systems in the market, which one suites your needs best and is most cost efficient? How would you go about implementing the system? How would you customize the system and tailor it to your own business needs? What is involved in migrating your data to a new system? What future costs are involved in maintaining the system or migrating to another system and how would you minimize those costs?
Our team will help you review your business, select the best consolidated software system i.e. CRM, ERP, MRP, Purchase to Pay, etc. and walk you through the implementation of your new system. We make sure that your company seamlessly transition to a modernized operation.

TYLH Consulting

Elizabeth Wong, BA, SCMP, PMP

Location: Sechelt, BC
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Phone: 403-616-8698

Ms Elizabeth Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts from Université Laval and is currently working on her Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at University of Fredericton.

Ms Wong is a certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

She has 20 years of experience in supply chain, operations and project management in both private and public sectors. Her area of expertise in assisting organizations in finding efficiencies and optimizing supply chain management core activities.

Her primary services include:

  • Advisory role in supply chain, inventory, project management
  • In-house training/seminars
  • Business process review
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system planning & implementation
  • Policy and procedure review & development
  • Strategic procurement planning