Supply Chain Management Association Ontario (SCMAO), along with its National and Provincial partners, constitute the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management professionals. The Supply Chain Management Association was formed on September 3, 2013 through the amalgamation of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada and Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada. SCMAO awards the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation under the authorization of provincial legislation, and is responsible for standards-setting, accreditation and the continuing professional development of its members.
As a full service professional association, SCMAO delivers the most extensive range of leadership and skills development programs and educational offerings available, including the CSCMP program. This internationally-recognized credential enjoys wide market acceptance with CSCMPs consistently enjoying a higher income than practitioners without the designation, as well as being entrusted with the highest decision rights and budgetary control.
SCMAO serves supply chain professionals and promotes supply chain leadership through strategic initiatives aimed at:
- Enhancing the field of practice and elevating the scope of the profession of supply chain management
- Developing the body of knowledge in supply chain management
- Establishing and promoting standards of practice and education
- Enabling supply chain practitioners to enhance professional knowledge, skills and competencies through continuous education and lifelong learning