Pre-Conference Seminar

Introduction to Lean, 8:00 am-11:30 am

Speakers: Chris D. Luery, P. Log., Executive, Lean Deployment, LeanCor Canada Inc.

Cost: Member Rate: $195 plus GST
Non-Member Rate: $295 plus GST

Register: Registration for the pre-conference seminar is available online.

The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to deliver the highest value to the customer at the least total systems cost. Join Chris Luery, P.Log. and SCMA to explore the fundamentals of lean, customer value creation, and the guiding principles of building a lean supply chain. Upon completion of this workshop, you will understand how lean can be applied to eliminate waste, increase the flow of materials, reduce cost, cross-functionally collaborate, and ultimately advance your supply chain.

This engaging and application-focused workshop will cover:

  1. Lean Thinking and Fundamentals
  2. River of Waste
  3. Lean Supply Chain Guiding Principles
  4. Practical Application
  5. Lean Leadership – Purpose, Process, People
  6. Reflection on Learnings

This seminar qualifies for CPD points.

Keynote Speakers

Bryan McCrea

Bryan McCreaBryan is co-founder of 3twenty Modular, an innovative Saskatoon-based company that builds modular buildings for the mining, oil & gas, construction, and education sectors. Bryan appeared on CBC’s hit TV show Dragons' Den, where 3twenty successfully slayed the dragons, gaining W. Brett Wilson as a partner.

Bryan is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business and is a CPA CMA. He has been named one of Oil Week’s Rising Stars and has been named Profit Magazine’s top 20 under 30. Bryan is committed to developing Saskatchewan’s young business community and is passionate about inspiring others to be entrepreneurs.

After the Den

Bryan tells the story of how his small Saskatoon-based business exploded following their successful sales pitch on the hit Canadian television show, The Dragons' Den. In addition to the great success the show brought, it also presented this developing business with some unforseen challenges, particularly within the area of supply chain management. Bryan candidly shares his story and experience including how they got their start, where they are today, and where they see their company going in the future.

Corey Poirier

Corey PoirierCorey Poirier is an award winning keynote speaker (having presented to over 100,000 attendees and having shared the bill with Deepak Chopra, Stephen MR Covey, Television Personalities, and General Rick Hillier). He is also an award winning executive, broadcaster, and host of the top rated Conversations With PASSION Radio Show (#2 in Marketing, #6 in Business).

Corey spends his time dissecting the wisdom of leaders from all walks of life (3400 personal interviews and counting) so that you don’t have to. He is also an International Best-Selling Author (Share Your Message With The World), regular columnist with over 900 articles in print, and has had television specials on Eastlink TV (two specials on their Podium program) and Tellie Television, and has also been seen on CBC, CTV, Global. Corey has presented TEDx and MoMonday’s Talks, and is also the founder of an established Media Company.

The Common Traits of Enlightened Super-Achievers

What do the top leaders, of all ages, and from all walks of life, have in common?

During this unique Presentation, TEDx Speaker and International Bestselling Author Corey Poirier (often called a modern day Napoleon Hill) will reveal his findings after interviewing more than 3400 of the world’s top super-achievers. Prepare to learn the top 5 traits of the most innovative leaders along with exclusive insight culled from thousands of hours of research, and thousands of personal interviews; exclusive insight like the Power of NO, the importance of Vitamin “P”, the value of T.L.P., and so much more.

Attendees will learn how Super-Achievers remain productive, how they build and maintain relationships, the common traits they share, how those traits allow them to lead at the highest level, how they learn effectively (in terms of their learning plan and strategies), how they deal with the barrage of distractions facing most of us, and so much more. During this session, Corey will discuss how this impacts, and relates to, the supply management industry and those working in the field. Prepare to be enlightened!