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Strategic Supplier Development and Risk Management

Date:   Apr 23, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Time:   8:30 AM (MDT)

Hilton Garden Inn

2335 Pegasus Rd NE
Calgary, AB

CPD:     10 Credits
Price:     Member: $625

Non-member: $695


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 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


Strategic Supplier Development is defined as an array of activities through which the buyer firms take initiatives to trigger and support the development of chosen suppliers in order to gain a technological advantage and mitigate the risks associated with the supply base optimization.

Efforts to identify and mitigate supply chain risk have traditionally focused on operational risks and familiar sources of potential disruption that have caused trouble in the past. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Risks are constantly evolving and can strike from almost anywhere – including sources that are new and unexpected.

A more holistic approach needs to consider and address four distinct categories of supply chain risk:

  • Macro environment risks
  • Extended value chain risks (upstream and downstream partners)
  • Operational risks
  • Functional risks
Key Learning Outcome(s):


At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Describe and Apply the Strategic Supply Chain (Re)Design Process
    • Explain the importance to their organization
    • Describe the Strategic Purchasing Planning Process
    • Align design strategy to type(s) of products/services
  • Apply and Implement a Supplier Relationship Management System
    • Define the concept of Supplier Management
    • Adapt and apply the 3 supplier measurement techniques
    • Understand advantages and risks of the supplier base optimization
    • Apply & customize 3 suppliers’ performance measurement techniques
  • Understand and Apply the Strategic Supplier Development Process
    • Define the concept of Supplier Development
    • Understand how to overcome the barriers to Supplier Development
    • Define Supplier Development as a Source of Competitive Advantage
  • Risk Management and Resilience
    • Risk Management framework
    • Global Resilience Index
    • The four distinct categories of supply chain risk
    • General Business Knowledge 
• Solid understanding of the Supply Chain and Supplier Relations

About the Instructor:

Dan is currently the Supplier Technical Assistance Resident in Global Purchasing for Ford Motor Company of Canada. He is in charge of supplier development for the over 600 suppliers of the Oakville Assembly Complex. Dan teaches Supply Chain  Management in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business at York University and Operations Management,  Procurement and Supply Strategy in the BBA / MBA programs at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is Supply Chain Canada's Principal Education Strategy consultant, the chair of the Academic Content Review round table, the Chair of Supply Chain Canada's Instructors Development Education Committee, a member of the Mechanical and  Electro-Mechanical Engineering Program Advisory Committee at Sheridan College, and a member of the National Accreditation Review Panel of the (CSCSC).


Refund and Cancellation Policy: 


  • Registrants will receive a full refund to courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute.
  • Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provide written notice to Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute of their withdrawal from the course 14 days or more prior to the first day of class, will be provided a full refund. After 14 days prior up to 2 days prior to the start of the class, Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute will refund half the course registration fee. After the 2- day period, refunds will not be granted.


Due to unforeseen circumstance if Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute cancels an event all registrants will be offered the option to transfer the registration to a future event or receive a refund.

Please send cancellation request, questions or concerns to Millete Gutierrez (



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