New organization will become the Supply Chain Management Association
OTTAWA, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Purchasing Management Association of
Canada (PMAC) and Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada (SCL)
are pleased to announce that members of the two associations voted
overwhelmingly in favour of amalgamation at respective AGMs held
Wednesday, June 12. The positive vote paves the way for both
organizations to become the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA),
effective September 3, 2013.
"We are very pleased with the result of today's votes," said Mike
Whelan, chair of the PMAC National board of directors. "Members of both
organizations have recognized the significant opportunities that an
amalgamated association can bring to them and to the field of supply
chain management, and we are eager to move forward as the Supply Chain
The votes, which were held concurrently at separate locations in Ottawa
and Toronto, required a minimum 67 percent approval by PMAC members in
attendance or voting by proxy and a 50 percent plus one approval by a
quorum of SCL members.
As an amalgamated entity SCMA will retain its commitment to delivering
education and training in supply chain management, while also expanding
its focus on research and advocacy, hosting a national student case
competition, and staging the largest annual supply chain conference in
"This is an exciting time for Canadian supply chain professionals," said
SCL board chair Al Norrie. "SCMA will offer its members the best
features of both associations and provide their employers with a
one-stop shop for strategic supply chain management education and
Through its 10 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.
As the organization prepares for a September 3 amalgamation date it will
implement an integration task force to support the transition phase.
"We'll be very busy over the summer preparing to launch the new
association, and come September SCMA will roll out a new look, a
refreshed strategic plan and a strengthened ability to provide members,
and their employers, top-quality education and leading-edge supply
chain solutions," said Cheryl Paradowski, who will transition from PMAC
into the role of President and CEO of SCMA in September.
SCL's Executive Director Alison Toscano, who will take on a strategic
consulting role with SCMA, noted, "Although this is the end of an era
for both associations, it marks the start of an exciting new chapter
for supply chain management in Canada."
SOURCE: Purchasing Management Association of Canada
For further information:
Director, Public Affairs & Communications
Purchasing Management Association of Canada
416-977-7111, ext. 3129
Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada
905-513-7300, ext. 257