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  • Strategic Value Chain Leadership and the Five Shifts

    Great changes are afoot in the supply chain management (SCM) world. As a profession, SCM emerged over twenty years ago in the 1990s when the fields of procurement and logistics integrated. Now we are on the doorstep of an even more powerful set of integrative and evolutionary shifts. We call these the “five shifts”. The five shifts are not independent, but highly inter-related and inter-connected – a network of transformative changes in thinking, processes, and skills that are destined to create a bold new future for those supply chain managers willing to progress to the next level.

    This white paper explores and outlines the five shifts, relates them to three stages of supply chain professionalism as one progresses from manager to director to executive, and then suggests some key training areas for future professional development.

  • COAA Workforce Development Best Practices

    The COAA Workforce Development committee members work toward a vision where Alberta's construction industry has access to a workforce with the right mix of skills at the right time and in the right numbers. They are leading the way when it comes to strategic thinking about Alberta's future workforces, as well as ensuring there are opportunities and respect for all Albertans within the construction industry.

  • COAA Best Practice: Module Assembly


    A guideline to assist all module stakeholders in developing their own project-specific module assembly plan. This tool outlines a number of key principles that should be adopted for all module assembly projects.

  • Special Report: The new project era: Aligning capital costs with new market realities

    Working with its APIN partners COAA and GO Productivity, JWN conducted a comprehensive review of research into the factors that contribute to poor project delivery in Alberta, as well as a number of the solutions that have been identified.

  • UofC Report on Improving Construction Productivity in Oil & Gas Capital Projects

     

    This paper describes the findings of an ongoing research project at the UofC that outlines the most critical aspects that can improve productivity in the delivery of oil and gas construction projects in Alberta.

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  • JWN Service & Supply Industry Outlook

    A complete market outlook including information on how service and supply companies are adapting to the low oil environment; current challenges and opportunities; short- and long-term strategies to survive and thrive; and an industry forecast on what 2016 and beyond has in store for the sector.