Thank you to our conference sponsors for their generous support. The support of our industry partners is critical to our ability to provide a high quality professional development and networking experience.
Spend some time with our conference sponsors in the Sponsor Showcase. The Sponsor Showcase provides an opportunity for delegates to investigate the latest products, services and technologies. This is your chance to gather information, ask questions or learn about new offerings.
Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, serves organizations of 20 or more employees up to the Fortune 500, helping them make more happen with more products and greater cost savings. As the one source for ordering everything your business needs to succeed, we provide a customized account support, best-in-class customer service and next day delivery. www.staplesbusinessadvantage.ca
Desjardins is the only financial group that offers both card issuing and acquiring services while maintaining processing and customer service in Canada. Desjardins’ Corporate Card programs offer state-of-the-art control and audit mechanisms that help businesses and public institutions meet cost reduction objectives and ensure growth and profitability. www.desjardins.com
MERX – Canada’s Trusted Sourcing Partner
Many of Canada’s public and private sector organizations use MERX to support their strategic sourcing and procurement vision. Fully configurable e-Sourcing, supplier relationship management, electronic bid receipt, bid evaluation, document repository, stakeholder notification and comprehensive audit and reporting features provide the flexibility to solve all sourcing and construction project challenges. www.merx.com
Akran Marketing is an innovative branding, premium incentive and licensing company that provides exceptional service to the public and private sector, including Fortune 500 clients. Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, Akran delivers sales promotion, premium incentive, corporate gift, trade show and specialty advertising solutions on target and on time. www.akranmarketing.com
Grand & Toy has provided workplace products and solutions to businesses in Canada for over 130 years. From the latest technology, office furniture, everyday office supplies and cleaning & breakroom solutions, to a wide range of print and document services, we provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better. A part of the Office Depot Inc. family, the company has the expertise and consolidated product and supply chain leadership to provide customers of any size with a range of superior products and services across North America. www.grandandtoy.com
Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners and leisure carrier, Air Canada rouge, Air Canada serves over 38 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 190 destinations on five continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. www.aircanada.com
BROWZ ensures supply chains are safe, qualified and socially responsible by delivering comprehensive solutions to prequalify, assess, and monitor compliance based on the unique needs of your business. The BROWZ product suite addresses your needs related to identifying risk within your supply chain, managing employee-level data, conducting safety auditing, and sourcing new suppliers.www.browz.com
Join the growing number of professionals who enjoy greater savings from TD Insurance on home and auto coverage. Most insurance companies offer discounts for combining home and auto policies, or your good driving record. What you may not know is that we offer these savings too, plus we offer preferred rates to members of the Supply Chain Management Association. You'll also receive our highly personalized service and great protection that suits your needs. Find out how much you could save. Call (toll-free) 1 866 258-3036 or visit www.melochemonnex.com/en/group/scma-agca to request a quote.
ISN collects and verifies safety, insurance, quality and regulatory information for more than 60,000 contractors/suppliers and 460 Hiring Clients across capital-intensive industries. Using ISN’s online platform, ISNetworld, as an integral part of their management systems, Hiring Clients are able to connect with safer, more reliable and sustainable contractors and suppliers around the globe.www.isn.com
As North America's premier fleet management company, Element provides world-class financial and management services for commercial vehicle and equipment fleets. Element Fleet Management is a part of Element Financial Corporation, one of North America's leading equipment finance companies. www.elementfleet.com
Cognibox is the Canadian leader in risk management and contractor compliance. Over 125 customers use our solution to manage contractor risks specific to their sector of activity. Cognibox provides a combination of expertise, software, training, as well as a full spectrum of outsourcing services and administrative support. The Cognibox community currently boasts over 200 000 members, contractors and employees of contractors, thereby enabling hiring organizations to work with top industry contractors and suppliers. www.cognibox.com
Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® and also rated as Best Regional Airline in North America by Skytrax. www.flyporter.com
We supply the supply chain. Fleet management decision-makers throughout Canada rely on ARI to drive their businesses forward (everyday). Over 175,000 cars and trucks on the road moving products and people supported by six regional offices, three 24/7 Vehicle Maintenance Contact Centres, our Chip and PIN fleet MasterCard™ and Canada’s largest vendor network. Plus, proven strategies that will unlock fleet performance and reduce total cost of ownership. www.arifleet.ca
Miebach Consulting is a leading supply chain focused consulting firm. Our services range as strategic as supply chain transformation, as technical as warehouse design, and as tactical as improving day-to-day operations. For 43 years, our global offices have been delivering the effective solutions that lead to benchmark supply chains.
Nitor is a procurement services firm led by the most experienced team in the industry. We have one goal in mind – helping our clients achieve procurement excellence. Our team brings decades of industry-recognized experience into every engagement and we apply that experience and insight to help you transform and strengthen all elements of your business processes. www.nitorpartners.com
J.P. Morgan can provide you with a tailored approach and timeline to help you achieve your Commercial Card program goals. Our Purchasing Card solution can help eliminate costly steps from the payables process and provide access to robust reporting and historical spend data to help drive savings with suppliers. Purchasing Card also enables you to leverage controls to promote adherence to organizational policies. With Single-Use Accounts, we can help you simplify your processes through automation and hold on to cash longer while creating rebate opportunities.
bids&tenders™ provides procurement solutions that harness the latest technologies to meet the needs of an evolving industry. With a focus on simplicity, convenience and client benefits, our mission is to deliver transparent, cost-efficient and cutting edge procurement solutions for buyers and suppliers alike.www.bidsandtenders.ca
Servomax offers office coffee services across Canada for the last 20 years. Offering top of the line brands including Starbucks, Keurig, Mars drinks and as the exclusive distributor of Nespresso professional solution, Servomax will allow you to enhance your employees coffee experience and improve your work environment. www.servomax.com
Lead Media Sponsor
PurchasingB2B provides leadership to Canadian procurement, financial, and supply chain management professionals whose responsibilities including sourcing, recommending, purchasing and approval of goods, services or works. We deliver industry news, analysis and best practice information, and provide multiple channels for our readers, partners, and suppliers to connect and share their expertise. www.purchasingb2b.ca
Canadian Shipper is an award-winning business publication, reporting on topics of interest to Canadian supply chain professionals. Coverage includes key global markets, in a variety of industries. Particular focus is placed on the transportation 'link' of the supply chain. In addition to the magazine, Canadian Shipper also produces an email newsletter, and an online video series, 'Transportation Matters'. www.canadianshipper.com
MM&D is Canada's pre-eminent supply chain management magazine with a mandate to help readers do their jobs more cost-effectively. MM&D shows readers how to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability. MM&D's solution-oriented editorial approach covers the movement, storage and control of materials, products and information. MM&D reaches Canada's leading supply chain decision makers. www.mmdonline.com
Supply Chain Canada is the official flagship magazine of the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA). Published quarterly for SCMA's 8,000 members, Supply Chain Canada covers topics of interest for senior-level professionals in supply chain management. Each issue distills high-level themes and explores their multifaceted impact on Canada's supply chain sector, diving deeper into areas such as sustainability, ethics, economics and more. View the digital archives at www.supplychaincanada.ca.
SCMA's commitment to our sponsors
SCMA National Conference continues to grow in size, stature and to exceed delegate expectations thanks to our sponsors. The support of industry partners is critical to our ability to provide our members with a high-quality professional development and networking experience. Your success is our success. That is why we place a premium on providing you with the best value for your investment.