Submitted by support on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 16:01.

 About the Institute

The Van Horne Institute is recognized within Canada and internationally as a leading institute of public policy, education, and research in transportation, supply chain and logistics, and regulated industries.

The Van Horne Institute assists industry, government, and the public in addressing issues affecting transportation, supply chain management and logistics and regulated industries in all areas of carriage relevant to the well-being and growth of industry and commerce.

Efficient and low-cost supply chain and logistics services are essential to both industry and the public in our geographically large country, so the evolution of sound industrial strategy, public policy, and progressive legislation and regulations are increasing in importance as business moves further towards globalization. Industry needs to be innovative to compete.

One of the key success drivers for the Institute is the development of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics.  Other areas of significance include the Centre for Information & Communication's Digital Futures rural broadband project and its broader relation to advanced network and information technologies.


Women In Supply Chain – ‘Distinguished Speaker Dinner Series’ featuring Janice Davis

Submitted by bwhitson on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:41.

Women In Supply Chain – ‘Distinguished Speaker Dinner Series’ featuring Janice Davis

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Please join us on September 17, 2014 to hear Janice Davis, Senior Vice President; Supply Chain, at Shaw Communications Inc.

Janice Davis is Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at Shaw Communications Inc. and is accountable for the development and implementation of Shaw's Supply Chain strategy. This strategy development includes enhancing the end‐to‐end Supply Chain practices including; strategic sourcing, procurement, supplier relationship, inventory management, risk mitigation, sustainability and logistics.

Janice began her career as a Production Supervisor at General Motors, moving to Ford Motor Company in 1990. At Ford, Janice started in Purchasing, and was later promoted to Manager of Supplier Quality. By 1999, she was Director of Purchasing Process Leadership before serving as Purchasing Director for Lincoln Mercury. She also held the position of Ford's Global Purchasing Director for Electrical and Electronic Components and was certified as a 6‐Sigma black belt champion.

From August 2005 to March 2013 Janice was Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer at Bombardier Aerospace where she led a global team responsible for the strategic procurement of aerospace products and services. At Bombardier, her focus was improving supplier performance, reducing waste, establishing common processes across the company, and enhancing employee engagement and retention.

Janice graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Business & Supply Chain Management. She earned a MBA in Finance from Wayne State University, and is a Board Member of the ISM "Institute for Supply Management".

The dinner will be held at the Safari Lodge at the Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta. Registration for the dinner will begin at 4:30.

Tickets are $80.
There are a limited quantity of student tickets available at $35.

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Safari Lodge, Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 7V6