SUPPLY CHAIN CANADA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Grow Your Career, Earn CPD Credits, and Keep Ahead of the Curve with Supply Chain Best Practices

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING

In Supply Chain Professional Certificate

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used today to make faster, more accurate and risk-managed supply chain decisions.

This Applied Machine Learning in Supply Chain Professional Certificate is the first of its kind in Canada. It will give supply chain professionals a clear edge in harnessing the power of AI in everyday SCM practices and decisions.

McKinsey Global estimates that firms will derive between $1.3trn and $2trn a year in economic value from using AI in supply chains and manufacturing.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE – THE APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING JOURNEYIan Gonzalez has 16 years in senior positions in Procurement, Engineering and Maintenance, and Corporate Planning departments within oil and gas, and aviation MRO. industries. He has a passion for SCM teaching and does so from the perspective of an experienced SCM professional, engineer, and computer programmer. MBA and BSc Mechanical Engineering.

COURSE REGISTRATION

September 14 – November 26, 2022
21 HOURS INSTRUCTION
50 HRS SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

FULL SCHEDULE LISTED IN COURSE DETAILS

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10 CPD CREDITS

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$2,499.99 MEMBERS  |  $2,799.99 NON-MEMBERS

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COURSE DETAILS

  • Use machine learning to inform supply chain decision making
  • Work with the concept of a data model, to evaluate it, and explain why models fail
  • Apply algorithm model building knowledge to build forecasting and prediction models
  • Classify models – as supervised, unsupervised, or reinforced
  • Apply data wrangling and pre-processing techniques
  • Classify performance models as regression or classification
  • Publish and deploy models onto a commercial Machine Learning platform
  • Configure, implement and report on a real use case for your organization

The course is carefully scheduled in modules over a 3-month period, in which participants will grow from ML novice to a confident ML practitioner. The purpose overall is to deliver value to your work and your organization.

Module 1: Fundamentals of Machine Learning

This module cuts through the jargon such that key foundational machine learning concepts are understood and form the basis for going deeper in the theory and more importantly practice. Participants start learning by using simple data.

Module 2: Deep Dive into Data Engineering

Real-life is not as simple. This module takes the participants deeper into machine learning so that they become comfortable in using unclean data and various types of machine learning algorithms

Module 3: Deep Learning Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision

This module explores neural networks which make up the backbone of deep learning algorithms. Participants also learn to use text data from documents and emails to model

Module 4: Business Project

Supported by an expert instructor, the participant now applies the learnings on a real business project in their own job. This ensures that the skills effectively result in on-the-job performance. The participant and their workplace see results!

Course Orientation: September 14, 2022

Module 1:  September 17, 2022
Fundamentals of Machine Learning

Module 2: October 1, 2022
Deep Dive into Data Engineering

Module 3: October 15, 2022
Deep Learning Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision

Module 4: October 29, 2022
Business Project

Project Presentation & Certificate Awards Ceremony: November 16, 2022

Analytical ability and interest.

No programming experience is needed! 

FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Featuring a selection of modules from The Procurement Office’ four-course Foundations of Public Procurement certificate, this Supply Chain Canada program is available both as individual and bundled course offerings that will earn you credits towards the completion of the full certificate. (Art of Design, Institutional Governance, Fair Competition, Open Competition)

Designed as a viable pathway for both new and seasoned procurement professionals, this course will strengthen core understanding & fill the gaps for those chasing CPPO and CPPB designations. With a sizeable coverage of industry standards and best practices, each student will participate in up to four courses through a self-directed eLearning format supplemented with 90-minute live online Q&A sessions hosted by course developer and instructor Paul Emanuelli.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Paul Emanuelli is the General Counsel and Managing Director of The Procurement Office. He was recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the top ten public procurement lawyers in the world. His portfolio includes advising on strategic governance in public purchasing and on negotiating high-profile major procurement projects.

Paul has an extensive track record of public speaking, publishing, and training. He is the author of Government Procurement, The Laws of Precision Drafting, Accelerating the Tendering Cycle, and The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide. Paul also publishes a weekly procurement newsletter and hosts a free monthly webinar series. Over the last 20 years, he has trained and presented to thousands of procurement professionals from hundreds of institutions through The Procurement Office and in collaboration with leading industry organizations, including NIGP, SCMA, the University of the West Indies, and Osgoode Hall Law School.

COURSE REGISTRATION

4 Courses – 90 Mins Live Q & A and 7.5 +/-
Hours of Self-Directed Learning Each

5 CPD Per Course

ART OF DESIGN

Self-Directed eLearning: Oct 24-28, 2022
Live Online Q&A: Oct 28, 2022 | 11:30am–1:00pm MT

INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE

Self-Directed eLearning: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2022
Live Online Q&A: Nov 4, 2022 | 11:30am–1:00pm MT

FAIR COMPETITION

Self-Directed eLearning: Nov 14-18, 2022
Live Online Q&A: Nov 18, 2022 | 11:30am–1:00pm MT

OPEN COMPETITION

Self-Directed eLearning: Nov 28–Dec 2, 2022
Live Online Q&A: Dec 2, 2022 | 11:30 am–1:00pm MT

PRICING PER COURSE

$295 Members | $395 Non-Members

OR BUNDLE AND SAVE

Two-Course Bundle
$495 Members | $695 Non-Members
Three-Course Bundle
$695 Members | $895 Non-Members
Four-Course Bundle
$895 Members | $995 Non-Members

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COURSE DETAILS

The Art of Design

  • Learn to identify the key design considerations needed to improve the success rate of the procurement process
  • Learn the five critical design factors that account for 95% of a project’s success or failure

Institutional Governance

  • Learn common global procurement standards
  • Learn the importance of building organizational procurement capacity

Fair Competition

  • Be able to identify core government tendering due diligence duties of project teams
  • Understand government tendering due diligence duties

Open Competition

  • Understand why public institutions need to implement open tendering procedures
  • Identify and avoid anti-competitive practices
  • Understand frameworks to implement spending consolidation
  • Recognize and mitigate project and bidding risks

Art of Design Modules:

Applying the 95/5 Rule of Project Design

Covering the five critical design factors that account for 95% of project successes or failures, this module focuses on guiding your project team through the project design planning checklist and explains how the proper integration of scoping statements and specifications, material disclosures, evaluation requirements, pricing structures, and legal agreements within your solicitation document serves as the blueprint for project success.

Scoping the Project

With reference to leading case studies, this module explains the importance of managing your project teams to develop clear, thorough, and concise scoping statements and specifications.

Aligning Payment Structures

This module surveys the risks of failing to properly align payment structures to performance requirements and identifies the critical differences between using progress payments and milestone payments in your procurement contracts.

Implementing Integrated Team Disciplines

Analyzing the key advantages of implementing integrated specification design and contract delivery methods in your procurements, this module explains how leveraging integrated project delivery principles can help create proper incentives for clear specifications and timely, on-budget performance for everything from low-value goods and services to high-cost and complex infrastructure and technology projects.

Institutional Governance Modules:

Building Procurement Capacity

Covering the crucial role played by procurement in government operations, this module highlights the importance of building organizational procurement capacity, integrating process improvements, and implementing training strategies to help public institutions meet their strategic objectives.

Managing Oversight and Interference

Assessing high-profile case studies dealing with politicized procurement, this module explores the importance of establishing appropriate oversight mechanisms, while avoiding improper interference in the public procurement cycle.

Guarding Against Conflicts and Collusion

Surveying the conflict of interest and collusion risks impacting public procurement, this module covers unfair advantage, bias, collusion, and bid-rigging in the government procurement process.

Applying Global Standards to Local Purchasing

Synthesizing leading global sources, this module explains how local procurement rules are shaped by a core body of international treaties, model laws, and governance benchmarks that serve as standards for measuring your organization’s procurement operations.

Fair Competition Modules:

Critical Trends

Focusing on the latest trends impacting the world of public procurement, this discussion covers a global survey of recent high-profile bid protests and public audits.

Disclosing Evaluation Criteria

Covering the key transparency duties that require public institutions to disclose their evaluation criteria and process rules, this module focuses on the importance of establishing and following clear and defensible evaluation and award procedures.

Tender Compliance I

Summarizing the case law developments that govern the duty to reject non-compliant tenders, this module covers: (i) the leading precedents dealing with strict vs. substantial compliance; and (ii) the principles that inform formal, contractual, and procedural compliance.

Tender Compliance II

Expanding on Tender Compliance I, this module summarizes the leading cases dealing with: (i) technical compliance; (ii) rectifications, clarifications, and bid repair; and (iii) enforcing compliance and the difference between tender compliance criteria and contract performance requirements.

The Duty to Award

Surveying the leading cases dealing with the duty to award to the best bid, this module covers the recurring risk areas relating to: (i) reserved rights and privileges, low-bid bypass, and unfair process claims; and (ii) over-budget bids, cancellations, re-tendering, and bid-shopping claims.

Open Competition Modules:

Avoiding Anti-Competitive Practices

Covering the core standards driving open tendering in public procurement, this module explains why public institutions need to use open and transparent tendering practices, while avoiding improper sole-sourcing and unnecessarily restrictive requirements.

Centralizing Spending and Leveraging Open Frameworks

Surveying the benefits of centralized spending, this module explains how to consolidate cost savings and accelerate awards through the implementation of open framework agreements. This module also explains how to enable transparent second-stage processes through rotational assignments, invitational quotes, and electronic auctions.

Managing Project Risks

Analyzing the five inherent risk factors that lead to project failure, this module explains how optimism bias leads to flawed planning and failed project execution. This module also explains why public institutions need to implement long-term strategies to ensure competition in their supply chains.

Dealing with Bidding Risks

Synthesizing the leading global precedents that govern the bidding process, this module explains how public institutions are mitigating the risk of lost profit claims by phasing out Contract A formats and deploying negotiated RFPs. This module also covers the strict administrative law standards that regulate the government tendering process.

Registrants will also receive a free copy of the brand-new 2022 edition of Paul Emanuelli’s eBook, The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide.

SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS FOR BUSINESS RESULTS

10 Sessions Every Tuesday & Thursday

The Supply Chain Analytics for Business Results is a 20-hour live, virtual, and practical training delivered by Dr. Prashanth H Southekal, Managing Principal of DBP-Institute. This training will equip participants with key data analytics concepts and skills across Supply Chain and data analytics domains. Dr. Southekal has trained over 2000 professionals the world over.

This course is designed for Supply Chain Professionals to build on technical and managerial competencies. Participants will learn real-life examples of how data analytics can be applied to supply chain from transportation, facilities, inventory, information, and procurement. This course has a strong focus on the application of data and insights for supply chain business performance.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Prashanth Southekal is the Managing Principal of DBP-Institute, a data and analytics consulting and education firm. He has consulted for over 75 organizations including Shell, Apple, P&G, and GE. Dr. Southekal is a published author of two books and a contributing writer on data, analytics, and machine learning in Forbes.com, CFO. University and FP&A Trends.

Apart from his consulting pursuits, he has trained over 2,500 professionals worldwide in data and analytics, and he is also an Adjunct Professor of Data Analytics at IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). He has a PhD from ESC Lille (FR) and MBA from Kellogg School of Management (US).

He lives in Calgary, Canada with his wife Shruthi, daughter Pranathi, son Prathik, and a high-energy golden-doodle dog Kanya. Outside work, Prashanth pursues juggling and cricket.

COURSE REGISTRATION

APRIL 19 – MAY 19, 2022
10 SESSIONS EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM MT/CST
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

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10 CPD CREDITS

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$950 MEMBERS  |  $1,100 NON-MEMBERS

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COURSE DETAILS

  • Learn real-life examples of how data analytics can be applied to various areas of supply chain from transportation, facilities, inventory, information, and procurement.
  • Understand Data Analytics, Business Data and Business Systems in the context of Supply Chain Management (SCM).
  • Learn key strategies to acquire quality data for Data Analytics in SCM.
  • Apply Data Analytics techniques, derive insights, interpret the results, and communicate the insights derived to senior management and stakeholders.
  1. Introduction to Supply Chain Analytics
  2. Business Data and IT Systems
  3. Exploratory Descriptive Analytics
  4. Associative Descriptive Analytics
  5. Inferential Descriptive Analytics
  6. Predictive Analytics
  7. Essentials of Machine Learning
  8. Prescriptive Analytics
  9. Data Visualization
  10. Data Products & Wrap-up
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DRAFTING A STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW)

2 Half-Day Workshop

A Statement of Work (“SOW”) can play a critical role in both planning and contracting. This two half-day workshop explores the importance and benefits of an SOW, legal and risk considerations, what makes an effective SOW and how your organization can benefit from an SOW.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Debby Shapero Propp is a commercial lawyer with a focus on procurement, technology and health law and has provided legal services in the private, public and broader public sectors for over 25 years.

Debby provides advice on challenging procurement initiatives, major group procurements and on all aspects of increasingly complex procurement issues and related commercial processes. She acts for her clients in major technology acquisitions, negotiations for both traditional and emerging technologies such as IT contract management, software licensing, consulting and professional service agreements. She has developed a number of different types of service contract templates and has provided advice to clients on and negotiated a wide range of service contracts.

COURSE REGISTRATION

FEBRUARY 24-25, 2022

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM MT
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM CT

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5 CPD CREDITS

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$425 MEMBERS  $495 NON-MEMBERS

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WORKSHOP DETAILS

  • Recognize the importance of an SOW, when to use it and when not to use it
  • Integrate an SOW into the planning phase of a project and into the contract
  • Understand the legal and risk considerations of using an SOW
  • Learn how to develop and identify the components of an SOW
  • Apply writing strategies and tips for developing an SOW
  • Mitigate project and contractual risk through the use of an SOW
  • Why and when to use an SOW
  • Importance of an SOW and related benefits
  • Definitions and related terminology
  • Legal considerations and risk mitigation
  • Qualities of an effective SOW
  • Contractor/service provider perspective
  • Format suggestions and writing tips
This interactive workshop is suited for private and public sector participants involved in your organization’s project planning, procurement process or contract management. Participants will be provided with take-away strategies and a pro-forma SOW template that will be worked with during the workshop.