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Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
AFE is an international professional organization that provides members with technical resources on engineering issues. The website has information on certification programs, conferences and expos, career opportunities, awards programs, local chapters and a complimentary issue of the AFE Journal.


Canadian Association of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
The Canadian Association of Supply Chain and Logistics Management is a non-profit organization of business professionals interested in improving logistics and distribution management skills through annual conferences, educator forums, management development programs, roundtables and seminars. This site provides member services and listings, conference proceedings, events, publications and contact information.


Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)
The CICA's website offers information about the profession, standards and guidance and information on conferences and courses, as well as feature stories from the current issue of CAmagazine.


Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation
The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) provides professional development and certification in transportation and distribution management through distance education programs. The CITT website provides program information, online forums, corporate services, event information, related links and the CITT newsletter.


The Canadian Professional Logistics Institute
This website provides information on the institute's training programs and provides access to the Canadian Logistics Journal.


Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC)
The website for the CPPC offers information on joining this council of public sector organizations interested in furthering the professionalization of public procurement. The site also provides information on their annual forum, to be held in Ottawa, October 25-27, 2000.


Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
CIPS is an international organization, based in the UK, that serves purchasing and supply professionals. The CIPS website provides information on certification programs, specialist seminars and conferences as well as an online bookshop that boasts over 350 purchasing and supply related titles.


Council of Logistics Management (CLM)
The CLM website provides logistics resources, publications, roundtables and forums, as well as information on education and career development, conferences and memberships.


Canadian Centre for Management Development
Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) has a key role to play in ensuring that Canada’s public servants, wherever they are located, have access to the learning tools and environment to make them the very best. To provide one-stop access, the CSPS brings together three well-established federal organizations: Training and Development Canada, Language Training Canada and the Canadian Centre for Management Development.

Financial Management Institute of Canada (FMI)
The FMI is a professional association for those interested in public sector financial management. This site features chapter information, conference details, events listings, publications and membership information.


Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3)
IP3 provides governments, bi- and multilateral assistance agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses with the training and technical assistance needed to foster successful partnerships. The IP3 website provides details on training activities, workshop series and technical assistance activities.


Institute for Purchasing & Supply Development
This website provides links to research projects, international conferences and courses, software and a "Purchasing Professional's Toolkit" that includes tools and resources for purchasing and supply professionals.


Institute of Logistics & Transport (ILT)
This website offers information on training, education and professional development, publications including Logistics and Transport Focus as well as a policy section.


Institute of Operations Management
A UK based institute, the Institute of Operations Management is involved in operations and production management in manufacturing and service industries. This website provides the contents of Control magazine and information on education, membership, events, discussion groups and careers.


International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management (IFPMM)
IFPMM is a non-political, non-profit international organization based on the union of more than forty national purchasing associations from around the world. The website offers information on professional development, global education and training, certification programs, round tables, world congresses and regional conferences.


International Society of Logistics (SOLE)
SOLE is a non-profit international professional society with 90 chapters in more than 50 countries. The SOLE website provides information on international events, certified Professional Logistician Program, the Logistics Education Foundation, and the SOLEtech Newsletter.


International Warehouse Logistics Association
The International Warehouse Logistics Association, formed after a merger of the American Warehouse Association and the Canadian Association of Warehousing and Distribution Services in 1997, serves warehouse logistics professionals around the world. The website provides "Industry Facts," educational tools and programs, ISO programs, publications and regulatory updates.


Logistics Association of Australia
The Logistics Association of Australia website provides information on international logistics events as well as current reports and related logistics website links.


Logistics Management Institute
Located in Virginia, the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) is a non-profit, private corporation that provides federal state and local officials with management advice and support. The LMI website provides


Materiel Management Institute (MMI)
The MMI is aimed at those who take an interest in public sector purchasing, contracting, inventory and asset management, warehousing, supply management and all aspects of life-cycle management in the public service. Their website offers information on membership and professional development.


Michael Asner Consulting
Michael Asner Consulting offers in-house training on RFP topics. In addition, they have developed four training CDs dealing with RFPs, RFP problems, evaluating proposals and developing a statement of work.


National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM)
NAPM is a not-for-profit association that provides international support, research and education in purchasing and supply management. This site provides information on professional development, legal aid, as well as a career centre and literary resources including Purchasing Today and The Journal of Supply Chain Management.


National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO)
NASPO is a US-based professional organization for directors of state purchasing offices. The site includes publications, news items, a list of educational opportunities, as well as a vendor guide and a list of the state directors and their contact details.


National Education Consulting Inc. (NECI)
This website provides information on NECI's seven contract management training seminars, including "How to Avoid Indecent Proposals" and "How to Avoid the Tender Trap". Visitors may also view the current issue of their newsletter, The Legal Edge.


National Institute for Transport & Logistics
The National Institute for Transport & Logistics website provides information on training and educational programs, research (reports and case studies), news and featured articles. Topics include: Logistics Pipedreams and E-Fulfillment.


National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
The NIGP provides its membership with education, research, technical assistance and networking opportunities in public purchasing. This site features information on educational opportunities, certification programs, news and a members only section.


Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA)
The OPBA is a non-profit professional organization representing public purchasers. The website provides information on public purchasing training, professional development opportunities, memberships, tender ads and awards, job postings and the OPBA specification databank.


Public Service Commission (PSC) of Canada
PSC is the independent agency responsible for the appointment of qualified persons to the Canadian Federal Public Service. This site provides information on PSC services, executive programs, development programs, career opportunities, PSC initiatives, library and publications.


Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC)
PMAC is a non-profit association representing purchasers and supply management professionals across Canada. The PMAC website provides information on the annual conference, professional development, training and accreditation programs.


Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
SCUP is focused on the promotion, advancement and application of effective planning in higher education. This website provides visitors with a membership application, news, awards, publications and events.


Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals
This website provides information on international symposiums, conferences, exhibits and seminars, chapters and meetings, career opportunities, CI vendors and consultants, peer-to-peer networks and links to related associations.


Supply-Chain Council
This website is divided between public and members only sections. The public information includes the Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR) Overview Materials, IT vendors, consultants, researchers and calendar of events.


The Logistics Institute (TLI)
TLI, based at Georgia Tech, provides research and education programs focused on logistics. The website supplies visitors with the information on upcoming courses, news and events, TLI research, book reviews, employment posting/seekers and a glossary of terms related to logistics.


Warehousing Education & Research Council
This website gives information on conferences, educational seminars, newsletters and articles as well as listings of industry books and publications, periodicals, links and events.



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