Scope of Working for Procurement and Contracting Applications @ Supply Chain Canada AB Office
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am

Supply chain experts like you, tasked with conducting sourcing activity are responsible to assure that best value is received from the goods and services you purchase for your customer.

Success can be achieved in this area by ensuring that the sourcing effort benefits from a well-defined scope and comprehensive and accurately documented requirements and specifications. Without these things the results of sourcing result can lead to avoidable budget-over-runs, project delays, reputational loss and damages relationships and tiring disputes.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Be able to conduct effective stakeholder identification, assessment, and management
  • Learn techniques for defining and documenting scope for sourcing applications
  • Be more able to skillfully elicit and capture requirements and specifications for sourcing
  • Learn about appropriate uses of supplier-provided requirements and specifications
  • Understand and execute best practices for supplier evaluation and selection

Topics Covered:

  • Methods for Stakeholder Analysis, Practicing Stakeholder Analysis
  • Scope Definition – Link to Goals, Introduction to Elicitation
  • Scope Definition – Practice Exercise
  • Exploring: What are Requirements?
  • Requirements Capture Exercise
  • Linking Scope and Requirements to Evaluation Criteria
  • Best Practices in Supplier Evaluation
Calgary November Networking Mixer – Cybersecurity and the Supply Chain
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm

Software and digital services have become a critical element in every organization’s operations, but what if these systems contain intentionally planted weaknesses? How might this impact you or your customer’s operations? How can we mitigate these risks?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Cybersecurity basics and intro
  • Examples of supply chain cybersecurity risks
  • Basic mitigating controls

Speaker: Mark Linton, Director/President

ACTE Global Summit
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day
Edmonton November Networking Mixer – Cybersecurity and the Supply Chain @ Julians Lounge - Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Center
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Software and digital services have become a critical element in every organization’s operations, but what if these systems contain intentionally planted weaknesses? How might this impact you or your customer’s operations? How can we mitigate these risks?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Cybersecurity basics and intro
  • Examples of supply chain cybersecurity risks
  • Basic mitigating controls

Speaker: Mark Linton, Director / President

Supply Chain Canada BC Institute
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with an evening of laughter and connecting at our upcoming Holiday Social!

Reasons to attend the evening:

  • To connect with other members of Supply Chain Canada
  • To collaborate in a comfortable atmosphere
  • To meet the members of the Board
  • To submit suggestions on how the association can help you
DEMATIC – AGV (Autonomous Guided Vehicle) Solutions – When AGVs Become Right for your Operation (60 Min. webinar)
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

AGVs are used in all sorts of industries, to transport and store all kinds of products and materials. Equally at home in the factory, the warehouse, in distribution or in shipping areas, they are the safe and secure way to increase process efficiency and improve business profitability; all without human intervention.In this session, learn what conditions make an AGV optimal for an operation and the wide range of benefits associated with implementation of an AGV solution.

Key Learning Outcome(s):

  • What AGV solutions are available to small to large operations
  • What business models are best equipped and suited for AGV implementation
  • Which operational data to analyze when considering an AGV solution and how to measure ROI
Information Technology & Related Contracting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day

IT procurement can be highly complex, covers a broad range of acquisitions often associated with a relatively high failure rate. Whether you are procuring off-the-shelf software or a customized IT system/software, this interactive session will provide strategies to improve your IT procurement, contracting practices and avoid most common pitfalls.

Part 1 – IT Procurement

The first part of this session will provide valuable lessons learned, address challenges, pitfalls and risks, and illustrate using research studies and other sources why many IT procurements fail. This session will provide a review of basic IT terminology and procurement methodology with a focus on what can work well in IT procurement. You will also learn multiple strategies for IT procurement success such as building the right team, use of a needs analysis, drafting a statement of work, due diligence and containing maintenance costs.

Part 2 – Selected IT Contracting Basics

The second part of this session will cover some of the fundamentals of IT software contracting, provide a simplified contractual framework, review the negotiation of various IT contractual clauses and provide some other strategic contracting tips. If you want to address ways to improve IT procurement in your organization and to start understanding IT contracting, whether in the public or private sector, this workshop including interactive exercises will have something to offer you.

Key Learning Outcome(s):

Participants will understand the challenges and key pitfalls, increase your ability to run a better IT procurement process to maximize value

Topics Covered:

  • IT procurement – What is it?
  • Understand the challenges and key pitfalls in IT procurement
  • Why do so many IT projects fail?
  • Basic Terminology
  • Plan effectively to improve your IT procurement
  • RFx Continuum
  • Explore strategies for success
  • Change Management
  • Moving your procurement process to contract
  • Selected IT Contracting Basics
  • Overview of a simplified IT contractual framework
  • Negotiating various contractual clauses
  • Contracting tips
  • Using a network agreement as part of the transaction
Cargo Logistics Canada
Feb 4 – Feb 6 all-day

Join the Future at the 7th Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, Cargo Logistics Canada is North America’s most dynamic and comprehensive multimodal supply chain event of its kind. This is the platform for logistics industry professionals to learn, share, network, and move their supply chains into the future.

MODEX 2020
Mar 9 – Mar 12 all-day

From illuminating educational seminars to exhibits of next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to power your supply chain for years to come.

MODEX 2020 will allow you to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn the latest trends that are sure to give you a leg up on the competition. Here, you’ll encounter the best our industry has to offer – all under one roof.

Project Management 101
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am

Project Management 101

This 2-day Supply Chain Project Management Seminar includes workshop discussions, visual aids, experiential learning and interactive group activities. Participants will receive practical tips and tools that they can apply directly to their jobs.

During this seminar participants will learn about:

  • Project Communications Management (for ALL Project Team Members & Stakeholders)
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Team Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Negotiation Skills
  • Project Charters
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Demystifying a Project’s “Critical Path”
  • Improving Project Efficiency
  • Enlisting Project Champions
  • Building Better Project Teams
  • Project Life Cycle Process Groups
  • Importance of Project Milestones
  • Project Training Plans
  • Overseas Fraud Mitigation
  • Managing Change

About the Instructor

Garry Priam is a professional speaker, organizational leadership and team development specialist, and Italian author.

His keynote speeches, workshops and seminars have helped companies in Canada, The United States and Europe. His excellent quality, informative content and fantastic energy programs are well researched and delivered in a down to earth style that are always informative, memorable and entertaining.

Garry has a Computer Science Degree from the University of Manitoba and a Certification in Advanced Project Management from Langara College in Vancouver.

Prior to starting his consulting company, Mossa International Incorporated, Garry played professional basketball in Europe and lived in Italy for 9 years before moving to Vancouver. He is the Chair – Bachelor of Business Administration – Project Management Specialization Advisory Panel at Yorkville University (Vancouver Campus), volunteers for the Project Management Institute – West Coast Chapter and a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel for the Human Resources Management Association PeopleTalk magazine.

Garry helps guide companies and their people to success by strengthening operations, enhancing leadership and change management initiatives and building winning teams by using analogies from his professional playing days on how to win in the corporate world as teams do on the court.

*Please note that Supply Chain Management Association recently re-branded to Supply Chain Canada.