Two New Awards to Recognize Visionary Supply Chain Leaders

    The Purchasing Management Association of Canada leads the promotion of
    strategic supply chain management and celebrates innovation in the field

TORONTO, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - Two new Awards of Distinction have been created by the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) to recognize innovative leadership in the field of strategic supply chain management:

    -  Outstanding Achievement Award - to be presented annually to an
       individual PMAC member who is a proven innovator and leader in supply
       chain management.

    -  Supply Chain Excellence Award - to be presented annually to an
       organization that has used innovative strategic supply chain
       management to enhance its competitive advantage.

"With the growing impact of supply chain management on the bottom line, this was the right time to further highlight and celebrate advancements in our diverse and complex field," said Chris Dodds, C.P.P., chair, PMAC Awards Committee. "Supply chain functions influence every facet of business. Showcasing and recognizing successful results will serve as a catalyst to drive even greater innovation in the marketplace."

A candidate for the individual Outstanding Achievement Award, in addition to being a leader in the field who has made a measurable impact on the success of their organization, should also share PMAC's vision of strategic supply chain management and be an advocate for education and professional development.

    Examples of individual achievement worthy of recognition include:

    -  Improving an organization's cost-competitiveness
    -  Establishing supplier performance management processes
    -  Mentoring new entrants to the profession
    -  Developing educational products

Organizations nominated for the Supply Chain Excellence Award should demonstrate the innovative use of strategic supply chain management to establish or enhance their leadership position. The organization should also support PMAC's vision for the field of practice by investing in employee development through PMAC education programs.

Achievements that exemplify supply chain excellence in an organization include:

    -  Implementing strategic sourcing
    -  Creating a Chief Procurement/Supply Chain Officer role
    -  Developing an online buying tool
    -  Launching a green or corporate social responsibility program

"Supply chain innovation usually results in significant cost savings, increased revenue or some other quantifiable advantage for the entire organization. Our awards will set the benchmark for those achievements," said Bob Dye, president, PMAC.

PMAC's highest honour, the Fellow Award, resulting in the prestigious "Fellow of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada" or FPMAC designation, continues to be conferred on select supply chain management professionals for exceptional professional work, contribution to PMAC and service to the community.

Award winners will be publicly announced and honoured at the Board Chair Gala on Friday, June 11, 2010 during the PMAC National Conference in Regina. The nomination deadline for all awards is December 31, 2009.

For additional information regarding PMAC's Awards of Distinction and to submit a nomination, please visit

About PMAC

The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management professionals. With more than 40,000 members and program participants working in all sectors of the Canadian economy, PMAC is the principal source of training, education and professional development for supply chain management professionals in Canada. The highest achievement in professional supply chain management education in Canada is the Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) designation.

SOURCE Purchasing Management Association of Canada

For further information: For further information: Sharon Ferriss, vice-president of public affairs and communications, PMAC, (416) 542-9129 or

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