Rising Star Award

To be awarded to a SCMAO member who, early in their career, already demonstrates characteristics of strong leadership, passion, innovation and creativity, and a dedication to the supply chain profession. Not only does the nominee exhibit their personal commitment to their chosen career path, they are also inclined to influence and inspire others, either within their peer groups, or outwardly by expanding the awareness and understanding of supply chain functions and contributions, to our corporations, our communities and our economy.

The recipient of SCMAO's "Rising Star" Award will then be nominated for the SCMA Ascendant Award. Each of the Institute “Rising Stars” would be presented with a “Top 10” Certificate.

From the Top 10 Rising Stars, the Awards Committee would select the best of the brightest who would be awarded the Ascendant Award and invited to the annual conference, and would be presented their award at the Awards Gala Luncheon, along with the other Awards of Distinction recipients.

Attributes of an ideal recipient (individual):

LEADERSHIP – The nominee is already demonstrating strong leadership characteristics, through their contribution to their employer, and/or to their colleagues and peers, through their mentorship and advocacy abilities.

INVOLVEMENT – The nominee contributes actively and regularly to their employer, beyond the level typically expected at their stage of employment and career development, and to their SCMA Institute through volunteer activities and participation in Institute events, and/or with their peers and colleagues by demonstrating strong leader characteristics.

CONTINUOUS LEARNING – The nominee has recently completed or is nearing completion of the SCMP Designation Program or the SMT Program, or is focused on related continuous professional development, through SCMA or other recognized training providers, maintaining a high standard of personal effort, and providing encouragement to classmates and/or work colleagues.

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT – The nominee is establishing their career on a solid foundation, contributing to their employer organization in one or more of the following manners:

  • Identifying and contributing to the solution of a workplace challenge.  Such contribution should be capable of being quantified through achieved savings, incremental profits, or similar measurable benchmarks.
  • Contributing to the introduction of new processes, technology or information systems to improve supply chain functions within their organization. Such contribution should be possible to document though submitted reports, documentation trail, or affirmation of the contribution by the Nominee’s superiors.
  • Proposing and gaining approval of revised processes or similar improvements that contributes to the enhanced strategic approach of supply chain functions within the organization. Such contribution should be possible to document though submitted reports, documentation trail, or affirmation of the contribution by the nominee’s superiors.
  • Demonstrating an ability to “manage upwards”, with the knowledge and skill to use the ability sparingly, and/or the ability to “manage from the middle”, applying influence and guidance on peers, co-workers, suppliers and possibly colleagues within other departments or business units beyond their “official” capacity. Such abilities or contribution will be attested to by colleagues and/or superiors.

Who is Eligible? A supply chain professional, within their first five years of SCMAO membership who is a resident of Canada and a member in good standing of the SCMAO Institute.

Who Can Nominate? Any peer may nominate a potential candidate by submitting their nomination through the Home Institute of the nominee.

Please fill out the nomination form and submit to Beth Rosell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..