Headquartered in Silicon Valley USA, FICO™ (NYSE:FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 80+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries.
VersaCold is Canada’s largest end-to-end supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on the handling of temperature sensitive products. VersaCold delivers a suite of fully integrated logistics services through its national network of industry leading facilities, transportation fleet and advanced technologies that set the benchmark for accessibility, information visualization, real-time tracking and inventory management. Empowered by its commitment to exceptional service, performance driven culture and dedicated focus on continuous innovation, VersaCold is a trusted and valued partner to its clients – enabling business strategies and revenue growth within highly sensitive and regulated environments. VersaCold is proud to play a key role in ensuring the safety, quality and freshness of some of North America’s most beloved food brands – protecting the health and wellness of families from east to west coast – through exceptional food safety and cold-chain quality assurance. For more information about VersaCold, please visit www.versacold.com.
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, financial services, and wireless mobile products and services. With nearly 2,500 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and Associate-owners employ approximately 200,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest private sector employers.
Within Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart supply chain there are 25 distribution centres in our network, making 1.1 million deliveries a year. Working with over 3200 vendors and shipping millions units weekly across the country.
PurchasingB2B is celebrating 60 years of serving Canada’s supply chain community this year, and we’d like to thank everyone who has partnered with us at any time since 1958! Your support has made PurchasingB2B a trusted professional resource to Canadian purchasers, procurement, financial and supply chain management professionals from business, manufacturing and government. We will continue to deliver quality industry news, analysis, trends and best practice information, and provide multiple opportunities for our readers, partners, and suppliers to connect and share their expertise. This year we have some fun and exciting initiatives planned for our 60th birthday, and we invite you to join in the celebrations! www.PurchasingB2B.ca
Host Competition Sponsors
Sobey School of Business
The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University is proud of its pivotal role as Atlantic Canada’s largest business school: we make an impact with purpose. Our programs offer students a range of specialties, from our Bachelor of Commerce to our MBA and Masters programs in accounting, technology entrepreneurship and innovation, applied economics and finance, plus our high-calibre PhD (Management) program.
Ron Joyce Centre, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
The DeGroote School of Business delivers education with purpose. We actively foster interdisciplinary thinking and evidence-based management to transform business and society. The DeGroote difference is that students at all levels are challenged to apply academic knowledge to practical business situations, gaining an understanding of how concepts they learn today will impact the business world of tomorrow.
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
The Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is pleased to host the 2018 SCMA Student Case Competition. We recently had our 50th birthday and we are proud to celebrate with another case competition. (We love them!). We have over 3100 BComm. students and approximately 200 concentrate their studies in Supply Chain Management and Operations. This competition is one of the few that allows students to demonstrate their SCMA skills!