The Ontario Institute of PMAC Partners with Rotman School of Management to
Create the Rotman Executive Supply Chain Management (SCM) Program

TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - The Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (OIPMAC) and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto today announced a new program that will offer seasoned business professionals a flexible and efficient path to the Purchasing Management Association of Canada's (PMAC's) professional designation in supply chain management. Candidates who successfully complete the Executive SCM Program will be eligible to write the PMAC National Examination, the final step in acquiring PMAC's professional designation in supply chain management. As the most sought-after credential in supply chain management in Canada, PMAC's internationally recognized designation signals that its holder has attained the highest level of professional competence in supply chain management and is committed to lifelong learning.

"The Executive SCM Program was designed in response to an evolving marketplace where senior supply chain management professionals must formulate integrated strategic solutions to brand new challenges in the industry," said R. David Fletcher, President and CEO of the Ontario Institute of PMAC.

The program consists of four five-day modules spread over four to six months, during which participants develop and hone innovative SCM skills to help their organizations achieve strategic competitiveness and a sustained competitive advantage. The program enables participants to apply SCM theories, practices and models to real-world, strategic SCM projects in their organizations. The interactive learning approach in the new program includes case analysis, group discussions, lectures, simulations, group work, and self-study sessions. Faculty from the Rotman School of Management are joined by experts in supply chain management to instruct future business leaders in the program.

"Rotman programs are focused on developing a vibrant community of high-impact leaders," said Walid Hejazi, Professor of Business Economics, Rotman School of Management. "The new Rotman/OIPMAC Executive Supply Chain Management Program will certainly add to this pool of leaders in an increasingly important business function as Canadian companies continue to enhance their global competitiveness through innovative supply chain strategies."

The Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (OIPMAC) is a partner of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) and institutes across Canada. The Ontario Institute of PMAC and its partners constitute the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management (SCM) professionals. The Institute supports a growing global SCM community of more than 20,000 active members and program participants in Ontario, delivering supply chain management training and professional development programs to meet their lifelong learning goals and advance their careers.

Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management is committed to delivering open-enrolment and customized programs that create sustainable impact for business leaders worldwide. With its innovative programs, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions. All Rotman programs are grounded in unwavering academic rigour, taught by world-renowned faculty with real-world experience and are focused on developing a vibrant community of high-impact leaders.

SOURCE ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF THE PURCHASING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Deborah Bourk, Director, Accreditation and Professional Programs, Ontario Institute of PMAC at (416) 977-7566 ext. 2146 or dbourk@ontarioinstitute.com

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