June 8, 2018 - TORONTO -The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) supports the announcement by the Canadian and French governments for a proposed joint international study group to encourage artificial intelligence (AI) advancements that will benefit all of society.

“As an enabling partner of the SCALE AI supercluster, and as a steward of the supply chain profession, we welcome this announcement from Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron,” said Christian Buhagiar, President and CEO, SCMA.  “Innovation in AI, especially in supply chain, can provide unprecedented growth for economies and improve the standard of living for all.”

The international study group will focus on supporting and guiding the development of ethical and inclusive AI technologies that will improve quality of life for all. They will also provide foresight, expertise, and an international cooperation platform to leverage opportunities and overcome challenges. The group will bring together leading experts from the scientific, technology, and business communities.


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About SCMA

The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)™ is Canada’s largest association for supply chain management professionals. We represent 7,000 members as well as the wider profession working in roles that cover sourcing, procurement, logistics, inventory, and contract management. SCMA sets the standards for excellence and ethics, and is the principal source of professional development and accreditation in supply chain management in Canada.


SCALE AI is Canada’s artificial intelligence supercluster, dedicated to building the next-generation supply chain, powered by AI. It is a business-led and not-for-profit consortium which mission is to drive sustainable economic growth and jobs creation, bolster Canada’s leadership in the global innovation landscape, and put AI to the service of all Canadians. To date, SCALE AI gathers 120 partners including 80 industrial firms, a network of 12 academic institutions coast-to-coast, and 28 enabling organizations.