Daily Archives: September 22, 2006

Fourth Annual International Symposium on Supply Chain Management

Optimizing the Supply Chain:
Competitive Advantage through Information Technology

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
to Friday October 6, 2006
Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel – Toronto Airport
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This symposium will outline recent research on the most critical supply chain issues, and discuss solutions adopted by industry leaders. In addition to presentations of competively-selected academic papers and practitioner presentations, the program will include keynote addresses by leaders in the field, open informal roundtable discussions on specific popular topics, and a stimulating panel discussion by experts in the field.


  • to improve the understanding of how best to transform supply chains and their associated activities, thus enhancing the competitiveness of business, government and not-for-profit institutions
  • to enhance interactions among supply chain management practitioners and researchers, creating permanent networking opportunities
  • to increase industry knowledge of recent eBusiness contributions to the supply chain management field and
  • to showcase research strengths in supply chain management and transformation, and to encourage the corporate community to take advantage of these strengths

Event Management Contacts:

MeRC (McMaster eBusiness Research Centre):
Glenda MacDonald, MBA,
MeRC Manager,
Tel: 905-525-9140 Ext. 27027, gmacdon@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Elkafi Hassini,
Assistant Professor, Management Science & Information Systems,
DeGroote School of Business
Tel. 905-525-9140 Ext.23954, hassini@mcmaster.ca

PMAC (The Purchasing Management Association of Canada):
Sharon Ferriss, BJ, MBA
Director, Public Affairs and Communications
Tel: 416-542-9129, sferriss@pmac.ca

ORNEC (Ontario Research Network in Electronic Commerce):
Dr. Robert J. H. Crawhall,
Executive Director
Tel: 613-998-5237, crawhall@ornec.ca