Professional development is key to optimizing career opportunities in supply chain management. This means maintaining, improving and broadening your knowledge in the field of practice.

Life-long learning has become increasingly essential with the rapid introduction of new technologies, and advances in supply chain standards and practices. Whether the latest changes to procurement law or new strategies for negotiation, you need to keep current.

SCMA and its Institutes foster continued learning and skills enhancement through a range of options, including Seminars.


SCMA's seminars explore emerging developments and tackle ongoing issues in supply chain management. Highly participatory, seminars allow you to hone new skills and techniques to advance your organization’s performance and your own career.

Our knowledgeable seminar leaders are some of the foremost consultants and lawyers in Canada, as well as respected practitioners who bring real-world experience.

Seminars are open to both members and non-members. They are either one or two-days in length. On-site delivery is an option for employers would like to train a group of supply chain staff. Content can also be customized to meet particular needs.

Recent seminars have included:

  • Supplier Development
  • Evaluating Purchasing Effectiveness
  • Demystifying Finance for Purchasing Professionals
  • JIT/Lean Implications for Supply Chain Management
  • Managing the Global Supply Chain: Best Practices
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management Practices
  • Re-engineering Performance Measurement
  • Eliminating Non Value-Added Cost
  • Supply Chain Maturity Assessment
  • Succeeding in the Public Sector Supply Chain
  • Risk Management: An Integrated Approach
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Strategic Capital Equipment Procurement
  • Negotiation Master Class
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Developing an SCM Strategic Plan
  • Laws of Requesting Tenders, Proposals & Quotations
  • Supply Chain Project Management

SCMPs may be eligible for designation maintenance credits.

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