SCMAO(Supply Chain Management Association Ontario) and HSCN (Healthcare Supply Chain Network) are proud to announce a joint venture specifically tailored for professionals in the healthcare supply chain profession. This education initiative is the first of its kind, providing healthcare professionals with a basic framework in strategic sourcing initiatives.  The SCMAO-HSCN Healthcare Certificate in Strategic Sourcing will deliver state-of-the-art practice tools that will enhance the skills of healthcare professionals and, ultimately, deliver value to their organizations.

The Healthcare Certificate in Strategic Sourcing will be delivered through an interactive online and compressed format over thirteen weeks, and will cover Fundamentals, Understanding, and Deciding and Managing Strategic Sourcing in healthcare organizations.  Topics of study include strategic market analysis and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats), the sourcing process, critical components of sourcing, spend analysis, contract analysis, product standardization, competitive and non-competitive sourcing, contract award and management, sustainability, total cost of ownership and customer/supplier relationship management.  Activities include interactive assignments, discussions, and case studies, and will draw upon the knowledge of the participants and the instructor to deliver real value to healthcare organizations.

The next available session  will be starting  September 21, 2017 – December  14, 2017.   Weekly webinars will be every Thursday  6-8pm

For SCMAO members who hold the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation, this Certificate is worth fifteen (15) continuous professional development maintenance credits.

Please CLICK HERE to download a program outline for the Healthcare Certificate.

Fees: The cost is $950 (plus HST) for Members, and $1050 (plus HST) for Non-Members. You qualify for the membership rate if you are either an SCMAO member, or an HSCN member. 

If you are interested, please contact Vyry GeorgeSenior Coordinator, Professional Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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A full refund will be issued on cancellations received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the workshop start date. An administration fee of $150.00 is applicable if notification is received between three and nine days prior to start date. Thereafter no refund will be available. Substitutions and transfer of registrations is permissible when received in writing three business days before the workshop start date.