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March 11, 2019 7:30 AM

Faculty member recognized by supply chain industry

Conestoga faculty member Tracey Lopers has been included on the Supply Chain Management Association’s (SCMA) first-ever list of 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain. The list was released on Friday, March 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day and to celebrate SCMA’s 100th anniversary.

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Faculty member Tracey Lopers has been named to the Supply Chain Management Association's first-ever list of 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain.

“Individually, each of these women plays a critical role in driving value for their organizations, and, collectively, these 100 leaders are truly driving the Canadian economy,” said Christian Buhagiar, president and CEO, SCMA. “We are delighted to honour the career achievements of these 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain by conferring upon them the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, Canada’s most sought-after professional designation in supply chain.”

Lopers has been a professor in the Business Purchasing and the Business Administration Supply Chain and Operations Management programs at Conestoga since 1999 where she has influenced students; researched, created and delivered curriculum; and co-authored a case in logistics. She has been a faculty advisor for value stream mapping capstone projects, served as program coordinator, and has been a faculty advisor for Conestoga’s APICS student chapter. She has also organized numerous networking and educational events to bring students and industry professionals together.

Passionate about supply chain, networking, continuous improvement, systems thinking, and improving business processes, Lopers was nominated for Conestoga's Aubrey Hagar Distinguished Teaching Award twice, awarded the Student Chapter Mentor Award from APICS, and has been the recipient of the Member of the Year Award from APICS Ontario Grand Valley Chapter.

"I am humbled and honored to be included in the 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain list,” said Lopers. “Supply chain has been such an amazing career for me, and I look forward to the day when every person in Canada, and across the globe, understands the impact that supply chain has on our local and global economies."

Other individuals named to the list include a diverse group of executives and corporate leaders, academics, professional service leaders, and other experts and influencers within Canada’s supply chain sector.

Lopers and the other honourees will be recognized at a special event in Montreal on May 31 as part of SCMA’s 100th anniversary national conference and gala.

SCMA represents and serves more than 6,000 professionals across the country, as well as the wider supply chain community through its education, advocacy and resource-development initiatives.

Conestoga's supply chain management programs have a proven track record in developing skilled supply chain specialists. Program graduates are well-positioned to add value to firms that hire them, contributing to improved productivity, operational and financial performance.

Visit the School of Business or Conestoga’s Magna Centre for Supply Chain Excellence for more information.