ADVOCACY

Ensuring Our Association’s Voice is Heard

Supply Chain Canada engages in advocacy so that supply chain professionals have a strong, respected voice in the development of policy and in critical debates. We lead contribution by generating and sharing ideas to improve the supply chain system for a more competitive Canada. Our advocacy guiding principles define our opinions, shape our actions and articulate our messaging with goverments and the media.

Our Guiding Principles

A More Competitive Canada Starts Here

Reliability

We believe that reliable and predictable supply chains are critical to the competitiveness of the Canadian economy by delivering consistent business performance and yielding the best value to customers and consumers. Unreliable and unpredictable supply chains cost business and consumers and may result in supply shortfalls. Increasing reliability and predictability is a top priority since it enhances productivity and reduces costs.

Security

We believe that the global nature of supply chains requires security measures that protect every link in the chain against disruptions and threats. Without adequate security precautions and strategy, companies leave themselves vulnerable to a host of threats and hazards. Companies must take a multi-layered approach by monitoring and managing their procedures, documentation, facilities and personnel to ensure they are secure.

Transparency

We believe that true supply chain transparency requires visibility and traceability throughout the supply chain starting upstream with suppliers and their raw materials right through to the customer. Establishing trust and protecting reputation both depend on a business’ ability to operate responsibly at every link in the supply chain. By utilizing smart technologies, companies can enable greater supply chain transparency.

Safety

We believe that companies must take serious measures to ensure safety in their supply chains. Through monitoring and enforcement of compliance programs, companies can mitigate the impact to one segment of the supply chain spreading to others. Consumer product safety as well as workplace safety and regulatory compliance must be embedded in supply chain processes.

Sustainability

We believe that sustainability in supply chains means leading with environmentally and sociallyresponsible practices. Companies can effect change through effective corporate social responsibility policies, by working with their suppliers to manage impacts on the planet and positioning themselves for strong growth through fearless innovation. As consumers are increasingly more conscious of their purchasing power and its impact on a global level, those companies that ensure sustainability in their supply chains will be poised for growth.

World Class Talent

We believe the supply chain sector is and will remain one of the leading sources of Canadian employment opportunities. Without making significant investments in world class supply chain talent, Canada will be unable to sustain innovation and economic growth. We will work with governments and industry to ensure that resources are made available for education, training and re-training to ensure that those working in Canada’s supply chain sector are leading in the world.

World Class Infrastructure

We believe that effectively moving goods, people, and information within both our domestic and international markets depends on world class infrastructure. Without leading edge infrastructure, the integrity of Canada’s supply chains is compromised and Canada’s positioning in global trade is at risk. In order to sustain economic growth, governments at all levels, in collaboration with corporate partners, need to invest in well-planned infrastructure projects that include critical digital infrastructure.

Innovation in Trade Facilitation

We believe that in order to facilitate and enhance the movement of goods, people, services, finance and information, non-tariff barriers to trade need to be removed and cross-border processes need to be streamlined. Canada should work with the supply chain community to reduce unpredictability and inconsistency in cross border and inter-provincial trade by reducing red tape, leveraging new and emerging technologies, tools, and approaches, and by strengthening regulatory cooperation.

Government Consultations

Past and Present

The webinars and telephone town halls that impact the industry’s thought and lay future foundations.

Webinar
September 19, 2019

Preclearance in Canada Regulations

Webinar
July 25, 2019

The Straight Goods: Canadian Business Insights on Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

Webinar
December 05, 2018

Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

Telephone Town Hall
November 29, 2018

PTPP Telephone Town Hall for SCMA Members

Telephone Town Hall
October 17, 2018

USMCA Telephone Town Hall to SCMA Members

Partnerships

Thinking Big. Advancing the Future.

As proud partners with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Supply Chain Canada drives policies and initiatives that are needed to create a competitive business environment. It is alongside the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that we help the country thrive, from the collective to the individual.

Our partnership with NASCO is testament to the wider mission we set ourselves: global connectivity and competitiveness; stronger economies and communities. With NASCO, Supply Chain Canada works to develop trade relationships, share information and increase professional advancement at a local – and international – level.

Thought Leadership Reports™

Supply Chain Canada is developing a series of reports on a quarterly basis that are designed to raise the profile of the profession by demonstrating to key opinion leaders the value and expertise of supply chain professionals.

Accelerator 2.0
June 01, 2018

Globalization and transformative technologies are causing changes in our economy that impact industries, employers and workers.

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The Digital Supply Chain
January 01, 2018

The Canadian supply chain is a critical part of the Canadian economy, enabling $1 trillion worth of goods movement, generating $66 billion in gross domestic product (GDP), and employing more than 878,000 people (excluding truck drivers) across Canada.

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How It's Done™ - Sport & Supply Chains
December 01, 2016

The supply chain is literally everywhere and touches every sector. We often think of it in terms of manufacturing but it plays a major role across all sectors, including in the business of sport.

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Behind the Numbers™
December 01, 2016

The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) surveys supply chain professionals to deliver the most timely economic indicator available

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How It’s Done™ – Responsible Supply Chains
September 01, 2016

In today’s digital world, supply chains are potentially, and frequently, a major source of reputational damage.

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The Next Frontier of Value Creation
August 01, 2016

Contemporary supply chain professionals are called upon to be “financial experts, internal consultants, intelligence agents, relationship brokers, risk advisors, environmental stewards, legal experts, and supplier coaches

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How It’s Done™
June 01, 2016

Well-functioning supply chains improve the performance of organizations of all shapes and sizes.

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