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Disruptive Technologies, Analytics and the Future of Supply Chains

Date:   Mar 17, 2020 - Mar 17, 2020
Time:   8:00 AM
Location:   SCMA AB Office
100 - 10525 170 St NW
Edmonton, AB

CPD:     3 Credits
Price:     Member: $225

Non-member: $250

Important Notes:      
GREEN Initiative!  

Printed workshop materials will no longer be provided.  Participants could print materials as needed.

The workshop materials will be sent to participants "electronically" prior to the workshop delivery date.


Course Overview    

In the context of supply chains, the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) is boundless. For example, in manufacturing, sensors and micro-chips connected to machinery and facilities will provide real-time data of the machine’s operational status, inventory in use and the overall production conditions such as temperature, humidity, light and motion, to name a few. Such operational data, in the format of big data, can then be transmitted as a telemetry or state data. This data can be used by analysts to detect impending machine failures, optimize operational conditions and carry out production rescheduling.

Machine learning is another emerging area of focus in supply chains that goes hand-in-hand with IoT and big data analytics. It is a type of learning that enables machine reprogramming based on empirical and iterative data received by the machine. Blockchains also play a role increasing the reliability and security of the large volumes of data and create transparency for supply chain members and customers. But these are just a few of the disruptive technologies that provide either an opportunity or a threat to your company’s future.

Key Learning Outcome(s):       


Topics Covered:

  • Blockchain/Distributed Leger Technologies
  • Cloud Computing and Storage
  • 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Wearable and Mobile Technology
  • Inventory and Network Optimization Tools
  • Sensors and Automatic Identification
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Drones
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Predictive Analytics (AI/ML)
  • Robotics and Automation

About the Instructor:

Brian has spent over 35 years as a management consultant and is a Partner with BWDumsday & Associates Ltd. as well as also working as a Senior Associate with The Winslow Group. He specializes in business process re-engineering, project management, the application of industrial engineering techniques to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, as well as all aspects of supply chain and logistics management. In addition to consulting, Brian taught a regular course at MacEwan University & CITT for five years.

Shortly after leaving MacEwan, Brian continued his part-time teaching for the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and at one time delivered five separate modules as part of the Supply Chain Management Professional Certification program. Modules included Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Logistics and Transportation, Operations and Process Management and Knowledge Management. In addition, Brian conducted three workshops including Leadership and Professionalism, International Business and Multicultural Skills as well as Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.

Most recently Brian took a break from consulting and worked with the Enterprise Edmonton group at Edmonton Economic Development Corporation to assist local businesses to expand beyond the Edmonton Metro Region through International Trade. Brian is a registered professional engineer and a member of the Supply Chain Management Association, The Logistics Institute and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.


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