Purchasing Management Association of Canada and Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada announce amalgamation intent
TORONTO – With the support of their respective boards of directors, The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) and Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada (SCL) today announced their intent to merge operations.
The new organization would become the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA). The amalgamation, which is subject to the approval of both associations’ memberships, would cement SCMA’s position as the preeminent association for Canadian supply chain professionals. PMAC and SCL will hold votes at their Annual General Meetings, both to be held June 12, 2013 in Ottawa and Toronto respectively. If approved, members of the two organizations would become members of SCMA on September 3, 2013.
“It’s a natural evolution,” said PMAC board chair Mike Whelan. “As organizations, our strengths complement each other; by combining them we can offer supply chain professionals in all disciplines the very best opportunities for professional development, networking, and employment.”
SCMA would retain the best of both associations, including local events, a focus on research, an annual national conference and an annual student case competition, which would become a national event.
Through its ten provincial and territorial institutes, SCMA will continue to grant the internationally recognized Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, provide tactical training through the Supply Management Training program, engage in peer-to-peer education and provide forums for industry networking.