Conestoga news

April 2, 2007 1:18 PM

Conestoga Student Wins National Award from Professional Association

National Award Winner

Cristina Car of Waterloo, a third-year student in the Business Administration - Materials and Operations Management program of Conestoga College, has earned a national award of recognition from Region VIII of APICS, The Association for Operations Management.

Region VIII includes all of Canada, representing more than 3,500 supply-chain management professionals, who play an important role in business, industry, government and organizations in advancing productivity, innovation and competitive success.

The award is for an outstanding student who combines academic achievement with APICS student and parent chapter participation and community volunteerism.

In addition to excelling at her program studies, Car has been active for the past two years in Conestoga's APICS student chapter as well as its parent, the Ontario Grand Valley chapter. Region VIII of APICS features 20 parent chapters and 15 student chapters at various colleges and universities, such as the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of British Columbia, York University and Laval University.

APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is an international professional association dedicated to the development and promotion of knowledge, training, certification and resources for professionals in operations management. The supply-chain management field is growing in importance and is being recognized by the federal government as an essential component to increased productivity and international competitiveness. The supply-chain sector involves the planning, management and coordination of all activities and personnel involved in the manufacturing of a product or the provision of services, from customer inquiry to final delivery.

Business Administration - Materials and Operations Management is a three-year diploma program, which features an optional co-op education component. Students gain skills and knowledge for careers in the highly specialized and expanding fields of production and inventory control, purchasing, traffic management of goods and supplies, logistics and value analysis. The program emphasizes all five of the basic management functions: planning, organization, staffing, coordination and control.

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