SCMA undertakes, sponsors or supports research studies on an ongoing basis. This commitment to being on the leading edge of best practices and trends in supply chain management helps to advance the profession.
The association has worked with prestigious organizations such as the Conference Board of Canada and the internationally-based Future Purchasing Alliance as well as key government bodies, including Industry Canada.
SCMA also backs research projects carried out by prominent academics in SCM and related fields as well as top management consulting firms.
Below are some relevant reports. We will add more research findings here as they become available.
- Thought Leaders Forum White Paper: Beyond cost reduction, sustainability and negotiation skills: Relationships and recruiting emerge as the next big SCM priority (2012) (PDF, 140 KB)
- CPRF Report on Supply’s Organizational Roles and Responsibilities: A Canadian Perspective (PDF, 339 KB) (May, 2012)
SCMA has also compiled a useful list of other recent supply chain research reports.