Supply Chain professionals work in many industries, some of which have workforces that are predominantly male. For example, only 28% of the manufacturing workforce in Canada is female. Although these industries have evolved and their history can still impact on career choices women make and the ongoing preponderance of men in the workplace presents some unique challenges. Listen in as senior, female supply chain professionals tell the story of their journey. What was their career path? What unique challenges have they faced because they are women? How has that experience and expertise helped them manage the ongoing crises caused by the international pandemic?
Tammy Moyse is the Manager of Procurement & Supply Chain for the City of Regina. Tammy has a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation as well a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation. She currently is the President for Saskatchewan Supply Chain Canada and actively participates as a committee member for Crown Collaboration, Corporate Procurement Committee, and with the Municipal Benchmarking Association across Canada.
In 2019, Tammy was recognized as one of the Women to Watch in Canadian Supply Chain alongside a diverse and powerful group of leaders of the “100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain”.
Tammy has over 25 years’ experience as a Supply Chain professional, in a variety of industry sectors including construction, technology, manufacturing, warehousing and the public sector. This included holding a variety of management positions in the supply chain industry; 13 years in a public sector environment and the remainder in private sector within Saskatchewan and Alberta. Some of her invaluable experiences was with SaskEnergy, SaskPower, Supply Chain Management (third party logistics for Walmart) and Shaw Pipe Protection, to name a few. Tammy’s current employment with the City of Regina provided her a privilege to be part of an expansive team in the $280M Mosaic Stadium Project and was instrumental in procuring the majority of goods and services needed for the project.
Tammy has been blessed with two beautiful children and three beautiful grandchildren. Tammy was born and raised in Saskatchewan on a farm near Sedley, SK. From 2000 to 2012, Tammy moved to Alberta and then returned back to Regina to be near her family. Tammy’s interests include travel, exercise, golf and most of all being around her family and friends.
Carly Fryer was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in 2005 at Simon Fraser University and returned in 2014 to complete her Master of Business Administration from the Beedie School of Business. Carly started her career in Logistics with Loomis/DHL Courier Service in 2001, as part of their Customer Service team. She later worked in the public sector in demand-side management and program management. Carly worked at both the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the Logistics Management team at the Athletes Villages with operations running 24 hours a day during the games. She has been with STEMCELL Technologies for four years, first as the Customer Service Manager for the North America team and now as the Global Logistics Manager.
STEMCELL Technologies is a Canadian biotechnology company that develops specialty cell culture media, cell isolation systems, and accessory products for life science research. Driven by science and a passion for quality, STEMCELL supports the advancement of scientific research around the world with a catalogue of more than 2500 cell biology research tools. STEMCELL supports direct sales in 22 countries and export channels to almost 100 countries.
STEMCELL’s goods are regulated by various government agencies as many of our products contain animal components. Our products are shipped from our Vancouver distribution centre around the world before we can ship directly to our customers. These shipments are temperature- and time-sensitive, and they must be moved via air cargo. STEMCELL has distribution facilities in Vancouver, BC; Kent, Washington; Grenoble, France; Melbourne, Australia; Beijing, China; and Singapore.
In March 2019, STEMCELL was the recipient of Canada’s Best Managed Company award by Deloitte. This award recognizes excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies. STEMCELL Technologies employs more than 1400 individuals, most of whom are based in Vancouver. STEMCELL is focused on long-term growth and reinvests its profits into the company, heavily investing in programming to support employee training, leadership development communication, and engagement.
Katherine Forsythe is the Manager Materials & Equipment in Category Management at TC Energy, influencing spend across the organization for a $2B per year portfolio of line pipe, gas turbines, process equipment, valves, fittings and flanges, and other materials needs, as well as freight and logistics. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Chemical Engineering (2001) and a MBA (2006). Katherine has 20 years of experience in the Oil, Gas, and Energy and Chemicals industries and has held a variety of technical, business, and leadership roles in Engineering, Operations, Project Development, Supply Economics and Optimization, Environment, Continuous Improvement, and Supply Chain. She started her career with Dow Chemical and has spent the majority of it with Shell Canada and Suncor Energy in heavy oil prior to joining TC Energy in 2020. Throughout her career, Katherine has identified opportunities and created rapid business change to drive results and improve cost, production, process efficiency, and team engagement. She has a passion for leadership, people development, strategic relationship building, continuous improvement, and value creation.
Katherine is a dedicated mom and fulfills her spirit for adventure by hiking and rock climbing in the mountains and travelling the world to experience different cultures and environments. She resides with her family in Calgary, Alberta.
Humble Manufacturing is a custom metal fabrication company producing high quality, custom metal parts for customers throughout the province of BC and across Canada.
We purchased this established business five years ago and have since successfully implemented severallean initiatives to increase efficiency, maximize quality and grow the business year over year.
Prior to purchasing Humble Manufacturing, I had a long career in the banking and mortgage industries in various management, sales, and business development roles. My diverse background and experiencehaveallowed me to look at my business and the manufacturing industry with a unique perspective.
Humble Manufacturing has been a long-standing member of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). Therefore, in 2020I joined the newly formed CME Women in Manufacturing (CME WIM) Working Group and have since been named Chairperson.In addition to my role as the CMEWIM Chairperson, I was nominated to the CME BC Advisory Board as I want to be an advocate forengaging and accelerating women in manufacturing.