SCMA Board of Directors

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Expressions of Interest for SCMA Board of Directors are due April 1

On June 11, 2014, the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) will hold its 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Edmonton, Alberta. At this meeting, the members of the SCMA National Board of Directors will be elected and appointed.

The Nominating & Governance Committee is required to prepare a slate of Directors for confirmation by the membership at the AGM.

The Nominating & Governance Committee is now issuing a Call for Expression of Interest in serving on the SCMA National Board of Directors:

  • Individuals interested in serving on the SCMA National Board of Directors must formally indicate their interest.

  • There is one (1) position to be filled:
    One Director (Elected Director) who is a member in good standing of the Association, to be elected from the membership.

  • As per the current governance structure, the Elected Director serves for a term of up to three years.

    On February 28, 2014, the SCMA Board of Directors approved a new fully appointed competency-based governance model as SCMA’s new governance structure. The Board also approved a two -year transition plan so that the new governance model will be in place as of 2016.

    The new governance model will be brought to the membership for approval at the June 11, 2014 AGM. A new By-law will also be brought to the membership for approval at the same time. If the new governance model and By-law are approved by the membership, the term for the current Elected Director position will be limited to two years.

    In the event that the new governance model and By-law are not approved by the membership, the term for the Elected Director would remain as a three year term.

    As the vote on the governance model and By-law will take place at the AGM prior to the vote for the Elected Director, the length of the term will be confirmed prior to election.
  • Nominations for this position must be formally submitted on the SCMA Call for Expression of Interest Forms #AD-33A (Word Document, 756 KB) and #AD-33B (Word Document, 756 KB).

  • A bio sheet (Word Document, 45 KB) – including questions on your qualifications, SCMA priorities and the future of the profession – must also be completed and submitted along with a recent photo (jpeg, 300 dpi, head and shoulders shot, colour). This information will be distributed to the membership electronically and posted on the SCMA web site as part of the voting information package.

  • Candidates are requested to read the duties and responsibilities (PDF, 142 KB) of an SCMA Board Director and be aware that there is an expectation that Board Directors will serve on Board Committees. Candidates must have the support of their employer to take up the position and agree to the time commitment involved by signing the attached Form #AD-33A.

  • Inclusion on the slate of directors is subject to a successful third-party background check.

  • Candidates are requested to indicate agreement to undergo the third-party background check by signing Form AD-#33A.

  • In the event that the background check is unsuccessful, the relevant Provincial/Territorial Institute and the candidate would be informed.

  • Submissions must be received no later than 4:30pm EDT, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

  • Election and confirmation of appointment for this position will be held at the AGM by the general membership.

A position on the National Board of Directors offers individuals an opportunity to contribute to the mission, vision and strategic goals of SCMA and to contribute to the advancement of the supply chain management profession. All Expressions of Interest will be held in strict confidence and will be confirmed upon receipt.

Al Norrie

 

Al Norrie

Business Solutions and Supply Chain Management Operations
Toronto, ON

Al Norrie Al is a Senior Supply Chain Operations Manager and Business Development professional and is currently the Canadian Program Manager for SDI. SDI is a leading provider of MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) supply chain management services in North American through its innovative programs. As an MRO supply chain expert, SDI helps customers optimize their business performance and meet strategic goals by providing technology and supply chain solutions to increase productivity and reduce total costs. He also completed two years as the Chairperson of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Canada (SCL).

Previously Al has supported sales and implementation projects at Microsoft, SAP, JDE Edwards/Oracle, Syntax and Shoplogix and has shared his expertise with a diverse range of customers. Responsibilities have included maintaining direct contact with customers and prospects to demonstrate and develop compelling business cases for supply chain business solutions.

Having responsibility for supply chain management systems as well as transportation, distribution, warehouse and production planning operations within several large multi-national corporations helped develop his management skills.

Al studied Engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton and is a graduate of the Business Administration, Materials Management program from Sir Sandford Fleming in Peterborough.

Rita Godin, SCMP

Regional Service Line Leader, Contract Services
Defence Construction Canada
Bedford, NS

Rita-GodinRita has over 25 years of procurement, contracting, contract administration and materials management experience in both the private and public sectors. As the Regional Service Line Leader, Contract Services for Defence Construction Canada (DCC), she is responsible for the management and advancement of infrastructure and environmental contract services within the Atlantic Region on behalf of the Department of National Defence. She oversees all contracting activity within the region, and leads the regional contracting team by providing technical contracting input, procurement training, functional guidance and direction on procurement processes and requirements. Rita obtained her CPP (now SCMP) designation in 2002.

SCMA National Board

Education Committee

 

 

Al Norrie

Business Solutions and Supply Chain Management Operations
Toronto, ON

Al Norrie Al is a Senior Supply Chain Operations Manager and Business Development professional and is currently the Canadian Program Manager for SDI. SDI is a leading provider of MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) supply chain management services in North American through its innovative programs. As an MRO supply chain expert, SDI helps customers optimize their business performance and meet strategic goals by providing technology and supply chain solutions to increase productivity and reduce total costs. He also completed two years as the Chairperson of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Canada (SCL).

Previously Al has supported sales and implementation projects at Microsoft, SAP, JDE Edwards/Oracle, Syntax and Shoplogix and has shared his expertise with a diverse range of customers. Responsibilities have included maintaining direct contact with customers and prospects to demonstrate and develop compelling business cases for supply chain business solutions.

Having responsibility for supply chain management systems as well as transportation, distribution, warehouse and production planning operations within several large multi-national corporations helped develop his management skills.

Al studied Engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton and is a graduate of the Business Administration, Materials Management program from Sir Sandford Fleming in Peterborough.

Mike Owens

Vice President, Physical Logistics
Nestlé Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario

Mike-OwensMike Owens began his career in Logistics with Canada Packers Inc. in 1990 in the Edible Oils and Dairy Division. In 1995 Mike moved to Dairyworld Foods and enjoyed progressively more senior roles within their Western Dairy Business. In 1997 the Dairyworld Foods Ice Cream Division was acquired by Nestlé Canada Inc. and Mike assumed the lead role for the Western Distribution and Logistics function for Nestlé Canada Ice Cream. In July, 2005 Mike relocated to Toronto as the National Leader of Distribution and Logistics for Nestlé Canada’s Ice Cream division. In 2007, Mike became the Vice President of Physical Logistics for Nestlé Canada Inc, across all Businesses which is his current role today. In this capacity, Mike is responsible for all warehousing, transportation, import/export and distribution activities across a broad spectrum of products from Stouffer's frozen foods to KitKat chocolate bars.

SCMA National Board
Nominating and Governance Committee

External Recognition

Global Standard

In 2012 the Supply Chain Management Association's (SCMA) professional accreditation program, which leads to its Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, received international accreditation from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) Global Standard Board as meeting the highest international standards in supply chain education. SCMA's program is the first in North America to receive this honour, and only the second in the world.

CSCSC

This certification coincides with the renewal of accreditation for the SCMP designation program from the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC), through its National Accreditation Program (NAP). Originally granted in 2009, the NAP accreditation is reviewed every three years to ensure that accredited programs still meet the Council's standards.

The CSCSC also renewed its accreditation of SCMA's Supply Management Training (SMT) program, which develops tactical skills in supply management, at the same time.

Training, Education and Professional Development for Supply Chain Management