PMAC is the principal source of training, education and professional development for supply chain management professionals in Canada.
Education and member development programs are delivered through the Provincial and Territorial Institutes, supported by the PMAC National office.
- SCMP Accreditation. The highest achievement in professional supply chain management education in Canada. Earn your SCMP designation by completing the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program.
- Introductory Courses and Seminars. Supply Management Training in technical competencies, soft skills and business management for entry- to mid-level practitioners. Customize your selection to best meet your needs.
- Professional Development. Specialized information on timely trends and innovations in the field of supply chain management. Update your skill set with high-quality, convenient Seminars and Webinars.
All of PMAC’s programs are instructed and presented by distinguished academics and senior practitioners with real-world know-how and expertise, and are available across Canada.
PMAC is closely allied with post-secondary institutions across the country. In 1993, PMAC established Canada's first academic chair in purchasing at the Richard Ivey School of Business.
In 2012 the Purchasing Management Association of Canada’s (PMAC) professional accreditation program, which leads to its Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, received international accreditation from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) Global Standard Board as meeting the highest international standards in supply chain education. PMAC’s program is the first in North America to receive this honour, and only the second in the world.
This certification coincides with the renewal of accreditation for the SCMP designation program from the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC), through its National Accreditation Program (NAP). Originally granted in 2009, the NAP accreditation is reviewed every three years to ensure that accredited programs still meet the Council’s standards.
The CSCSC also renewed its accreditation of PMAC’s Supply Management Training (SMT) program, which develops tactical skills in supply management, at the same time.