• Industry Outreach

    The George Weston Ltd. Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains engages industry, academics, NGOs and government in a dialogue on supply chain sustainability issues and opportunities through practitioner conferences, research forums and other events.

    We welcome inquires to explore how our researchers, students, and other partners can work with your organization.

Industry Partnerships

Student-Industry Supply Chain Consulting Project (SCCP)

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Participate in our annual student-industry consulting projects to solve an organizational problem or to conduct a research project.

Graduate students from Schulich’s Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program work with organizations to solve real world, business problems related to supply chain management. Since 2019, a wide range of domestic and international partners have participated in this 4-month capstone course in which student teams provide a client organization with a deliverable of strategic importance to the improvement of their supply chain function. The projects expose students to real-world problems and organizations to potential talent.

To discuss sponsoring a project, please contact us.

Consulting Project Examples: Consulting Project Examples:

Teams of our graduate students will consult with you to develop actionable analysis and recommendations to make strategic changes to your organization’s supply chain. Examples of potential consulting projects can be found below:

Organization A has a student team examine the best way to deploy inventory to its various stores and warehouses that balances the cost of supply with product availability for a new product line.

Organization B believes it can more effectively distribute product to its Omni channel customers. A student team examines past operating data to propose new delivery routes and supporting delivery scheduling policies.

Organization C wants to bring its purchasing spend under control for a major category of goods. A student team analyzes spending patterns to find opportunities for improvement.

Organization D has a team of students prepare the business case for various options for delivering sales and customer service on-line for their growing customer base in the United States.

Organization E want to develop metrics for sustainability supply chain to be incorporated into its ERP system and justify future capital budgeting decisions.

Organization F wants to incorporate government environmental and inclusion criteria into its requests for purchasing goods and services.

Recruitment and Internships

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Partner with Schulich’s Centre for Career Design (CCD) to engage students from our BBA, MBA and MSCM programs for internships and full-time employment to fulfill your organization’s recruitment goals.

Sponsor an Award, Scholarship and/or Bursary

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Attracting the best students and supporting them throughout their studies is a top priority of the Schulich School of Business. Industry partners may consider creating a special scholarship, award, or bursary to support the next generation of supply chain management leaders. Contact our Office of Development for more information on donorship opportunities.


Supply Chain Career Networking Expo

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Join us for our annual Supply Chain Career Networking Expo which brings together employers in the area of supply chain management to network with students from Schulich’s Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program. This event offers organizations the opportunity to connect with Schulich students directly to share their expertise on employment and internship opportunities as well as potential career paths.

The event is an initiative of Schulich’s Career Development Centre (CDC) in partnership with the George Weston Ltd. Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains. This event for free to attend for students and participating companies and is delivered in a virtual format for 2022. If you are an organization interested in participating, please contact us for more details.

Annual Supply Chain Research Forum

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Supply Chain Challenges: Practical Insights from Emerging Academic Research is an annual research forum for invited Canadian-based academic researchers to present emerging research findings relevant to solving business challenges firms encounter in designing, optimizing, and sustaining their supply chains.

The forum is an initiative of the George Weston Ltd. Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains and the Operations Management & Information Systems Area of the Schulich School of Business, in partnership with Supply Chain Canada.

2023 Research Forum Details

Industry Speaker Series

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Our Industry Speaker Series brings together Schulich faculty, students, and alumni with senior leaders from industry for discussions on a wide range of topics at the intersection of supply chain management and sustainability. The series is held several times throughout the academic year and serves to support the professional development of students and alumni from the Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program.

Get In Touch

Contact us to share your ideas, suggestions, and questions. If you are an organization interested in collaborating with us, we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Contact Us

    George Weston Ltd. Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains
    Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, Room G230,
    Schulich School of Business, York University,
    4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
    Email: gwlscc@schulich.yorku.ca

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