OIPMAC donates $100,000 to support supply chain management at Wilfrid Laurier
University

WATERLOO, ON, June 2 /CNW/ - The Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) has donated $100,000 to Laurier's School of Business & Economics to help support students studying supply chain management.

The gift will be used to create student awards for undergraduate and graduate-level Laurier students. Additionally, the donation will be used to support a supply chain management speaker's series, which will be hosted by Laurier's Centre for Supply Chain Management.

"We are very grateful to the Ontario Institute of PMAC for their generous support", said Ginny Dybenko, dean of the School of Business & Economics. "Supply chain management is an important part of any organization and these awards will encourage more students to enter this ever-growing profession."

The Ontario Institute of PMAC, along with its National and Provincial partners, constitutes the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management (SCM) professionals. Members and education program participants work in all sectors of the Canadian economy, including retail, manufacturing, transportation, distribution, government, natural resources and service.

The Ontario Institute of PMAC and its members across the province are honoured to provide these endowed scholarships to Wilfrid Laurier University in support of its outstanding supply chain management undergraduate and graduate programs.

"The scholarships we are sponsoring at Laurier through the endowment will recognize the excellent performance of students in their supply chain management studies and research, and support them in their pursuit of successful careers in the SCM field," said R. David Fletcher, President & CEO, Ontario Institute of PMAC. "We feel that our awards will do much to enhance recognition of Laurier and the Ontario Institute of PMAC, as well as increase marketplace awareness of the growing value of supply chain management professionals in the success of organizations around the world."

Laurier's Centre for Supply Chain Management is located within the School of Business & Economics and has the primary function of facilitating and coordinating research in supply chain management. The Centre ensures regular and useful communication between researchers and practitioners, including strategic decision makers in supply chain management. The Ontario Institute of PMAC's sponsorship of the Centre's speaker series will provide valuable support for the university's SCM research.

About the Ontario Institute of the PMAC

The Ontario Institute of PMAC, along with its National and Provincial partners, constitutes the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management (SCM) professionals. OIPMAC awards a professional designation in supply chain management under the authorization of provincial legislation, and is responsible for standards-setting, accreditation and the continuing professional development of its members. The Institute supports a growing global SCM community of more than 20,000 active members and program participants, delivering supply chain management training and professional development programs to advance SCM careers and enhance the competitiveness of organizations in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the Ontario Institute of PMAC at www.oipmac.ca.

SOURCE ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF THE PURCHASING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

For further information: For further information: Media contact: David Lyons, Manager, Marketing and Member Development, Ontario Institute of PMAC, Tel: (416) 907-7079, Email: dlyons@ontarioinstitute.com

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