The NS Institute is part of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), the leading and the largest association in Canada for supply chain management professionals. The national voice for advancing and promoting the profession of supply chain management, PMAC sets the standard of excellence for professional skills, knowledge and integrity.
With 7,000 members (100 in NS) working across private and public sectors, PMAC is the principal source of supply chain training, education and professional development in the country, requiring all members to adhere to a Code of Ethics. Through its 10 Provincial and Territorial Institutes, PMAC grants the SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional) designation, the highest achievement in the field and the mark of strategic leadership.
Founded in 1919, PMAC has evolved from its roots in purchasing and today embraces all aspects of strategic supply chain management, including:
- Strategic Sourcing
- Contract Management
- Materials/Inventory Management
- Logistics and Transportation
Impact of the Supply Chain Profession
The supply chain management profession makes a significant contribution to Canada’s economy and is critical to the competitive advantage of all enterprises. Latest research shows that PMAC members control more than $130 billion in annual spend. The standard of living we all enjoy through timely, cost-effective access to a range of innovative, high-quality goods and services is directly linked to the professional practice of supply chain management. The profession favourably influences the social and economic success of not only Canadians but citizens worldwide.
PMAC is an original member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) and the only Canadian association representing this country’s supply chain management professionals in IFPSM .
Who are PMAC Members?
PMAC members add value to all sectors of the Canadian economy, within organizations of all sizes. Among the largest sectors employing supply chain management professionals are:
- Natural Resources
- Government, Health Care and Education
How is PMAC Structured?
Education and accreditation programs are developed by the PMAC National office and delivered through the Institutes. Additionally, the National partner is responsible for national branding plans, federal government relations and international strategic alliances. Institute partners are responsible for communicating with their membership, recruiting new members and conferring the SCMP designation.
PMAC’s strategic objectives are determined by a Board of Directors, with representatives both appointed by the Institutes and elected from the association membership. Headquartered in Toronto, the PMAC National office is managed by a full-time professional staff.