MISSISSAUGA, Ontario: The supply chain industry came together Supply Chain Canada’s 45th Annual Conference and Trade Show to honour some of its outstanding members.
Awards were presented by two participating industry organizations.
Canadian Industrial Transportation Association (CITA) presented two awards. The first went to Michael Tan. Tan is divisional vice-president at the Hudson’s Bay Company. He was named CITA supply chain executive of the year, in part for his work in implementing a TMS solution that reduced fleet size and saved operational expenses.
Bob Ballantyne, president of the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association was presented with the CITA lifetime achievement award.
Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada (SCL) presented the SCI Group Inc national student paper award. It is given to the student (or group of students) enrolled in a supply chain course who writes the best 10 page paper on a topic related to the industry. This year there were two regional winners, Cory Boles from University of British Columbia and Craig Palz from University of Manitoba. The national award winners were a group of students from University of Waterloo. Jessica McPhee, Ari Paunonen, Taufiq Ramji worked with Nestlé Canada to research off-peak deliveries in the Greater Toronto Area.
The SCL President’s Award went to Naeem Farooqi from Metrolinx. He spearheaded a common parts procurement project for transit authorities across southern Ontario.
Also recognized for her hard work in organizing this year’s event was Amanda Tolhurst, senior manager, supply and demand at Whirlpool Canada.