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Supply Chain Council (SCC)

A Supply Chain Council (SCC) is an exclusive group of senior professionals from non-competing Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters member companies.

A SCC executive peer council provides a forum for the confidential exchange of information on a wide range of current supply chain issues. Meetings are highly interactive and participants are expected to share their experiences on various topics to help the group resolve their operations challenges. Groups also gain access to CME resources and trusted third party subject matter experts.

Council Participants

Common participants in a SCC include: Supply Chain Leaders, Director of Logistics, Material Managers, Purchasing managers, Demand Managers and Director of Planning. CIO’s could well attend to add perspective on process enablement.


Resolving supply chain challenges faced by small and medium sized manufacturers in today’s global environment.

Supply Chain“The global network used to deliver products and services from raw materials to end customers through an engineered flow of information, physical distribution, and cash.” - Definition from APICS

Sample Discussion Topics

Supply Chain best practices CRM and SRM process optimization
Improving flow through Lean thinking & SC Optimization Process Mapping(Lean and/or SCOR) and Value Stream Mapping to add value
Understanding customer value and engagement of SC partners Developing meaningful KPI measures and best practice metrics
ERP implementation including SC bolt on tools i.e. (forecasting, network optimization) Supply and Demand Management with Inventory tuning
Training and Certification pathways, value added industry associations. Supplier selection and management including international strategies
Strategic Sourcing Channel and Distribution Strategies
Logistics and 3PL enablement Reverse Supply Chains

How It Works

  • Participants are matched with peer executives of other leading non-competing companies.
  • Benefit from peer support and learning, as well as from CME resources.
  • The council is coordinated and guided by a trained facilitator who has senior level sales and marketing executive experience.
  • Each month, a morning meeting is held at one of the participants’ factories or facilities.
  • Discussions are confidential.

For more information or to join a MESC, please contact

Jennifer Tsang
Manager, Operations
Office: (604) 713-7800 x 5210

***Participation in a SCC is an opportunity exclusive to CME members in good standing!

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