CN has renewed its commitment to research and education programs at the Centre for Supply Chain Management in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics with a $500,000 donation. The contribution builds on CN’s $500,000 donation in 2015.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the subject of strong and reliable supply chains to the forefront of public interest and discussion," says Keith Reardon, senior vice-president, consumer product supply chain with CN. "As a critical part in many of the supply chains that North Americans rely on, CN is committed to developing Canada’s expertise in the increasingly important field of supply chain management by deepening our great partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University."
Over the past five years, CN has worked closely with the Centre for Supply Chain Management to support student internships and a cooperative education program in which students work at CN, as well as establish a CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management and hold an annual conference in Milton focusing on supply chain and logistics.
The annual World Class Supply Chain Summit, presented by CN and Laurier in partnership with the Milton Chamber of Commerce, has become an important industry-academic event, where leading speakers and panelists provide their insights about supply chain and logistics in Canada and around the world.