MILTON, ON – The Milton Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and CN to host World Class Supply Chain 2017 at the Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
2017 will mark the second consecutive year of the one-day Summit, where notable speakers, panelists and leaders from industry and academia come together to discuss the current state of the supply chain and logistics function – in Canada and throughout the world – and provide insights on how challenges can be overcome and opportunities leveraged.
“We’re very proud to partner with the Lazaridis School and CN to host World Class Supply Chain 2017,” said Scott McCammon, Executive Director of the Milton Chamber of Commerce. “Milton is a vital and growing centre for supply chain and logistics. The Summit will provide a valuable forum for examining how we can build on our success in this sector, and create more business and employment opportunities for our members and the people of Milton.”
The inaugural Summit, held in May of 2016, attracted 115 delegates.
Teresa Fujarczuk, President of the Milton Chamber, served as Master of Ceremonies for World Class Supply Chain 2016, and has confirmed her participation for 2017.
Summit Co-Chairs, Dr. Michael A. Haughton, professor of Operations and Decision Sciences in the Centre for Supply Chain Management at the Lazaridis School, and Keith Reardon, CN’s vice-president for Intermodal, warmly welcomed the Milton Chamber as a partner.
“World Class Supply Chain 2016 proved to be an important industry-academia event,” said Dr. Haughton. “It deepened our understanding of a vital business function, and its immense potential. The participation of the Milton Chamber in the 2017 event will convey additional business perspectives that can only make the Summit stronger.”
Haughton is the first CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management, a three-year appointment he received in July 2015 to facilitate outreach, research and curriculum development. The fellowship was made possible by a donation from CN. In March 2015, CN announced a $500,000 donation to support research and education programs for Supply Chain Management at the Lazaridis School.
“We’re excited to welcome the Milton Chamber as a partner for 2017,” said CN’s Reardon. “An efficient supply chain is essential to our economy – nationally, provincially, and locally. The Summit helps industry and academia better understand each other, and contributes to our collective knowledge of a business function that continues to be critical to prosperity.”
About the Milton Chamber of Commerce: As Milton’s Voice of Business, the Milton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, membership-based, volunteer driven, organization representing over 700 member businesses and individuals. The Milton Chamber’s primary role is advocacy, fostering a business-friendly environment and allowing the free enterprise system to thrive.
About the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics: Established in 1966, the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University is one of Canada’s leading business schools, with 6,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs. It is home to Canada’s largest business degree co-op program. For more information, visit Lazaridis-SBE.wlu.ca.
About CN: CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America.
CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis. , and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca.
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