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CPRF awards first graduate student research paper prize


June 21, 2010
by Purchasingb2b Staff

Dominic Roopnarinesingh, CPP, vice-president of the CPRF (left) and Tim McLaren, director and treasurer of the CPRF (right) present Nicola Raycraft with her award.

The Canadian Purchasing Research Foundation (CPRF) has announced the winner of its first graduate student research paper contest.

Nicola Raycraft, SCMP, MBA of Athabasca University won the award—and the $2,000 prize—for her paper titled “Supply Chain Management: Strategic or Tactical?”

According to the CPRF, Raycraft won for both the excellent research demonstrated in her paper and her contributions to knowledge leadership and the growth of the supply chain management profession in Canada.

“It was a very interesting and provocative research paper that addresses both the ambitions as well as the challenges of the emerging and evolving supply chain management profession,” the CPRF stated.

“The paper provides several insights into how supply chain leaders can contribute to strategic and tactical levels of an organization and also highlights the need for further research into this new domain.”

To download Raycraft’s paper, click here.