About Us

The Canadian Centre for
Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics (CASL)

The Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics started operating in 2012 through a partnership between the Haskayne School of Business and the Van Horne Institute. The Centre is supported by major donations from Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, CN, Alliance Pipeline and an anonymous benefactor.

Both the Haskayne School of Business and the Van Horne Institute are committed to supporting Alberta business communities in promoting advanced supply chain management and logistics practices. The school provides solid education and teaching programs, and generates relevant research for the business and academic community.

The centre’s funds are used for student scholarships, research and teaching development grants, and seminars with industry and academia.

For more information on supply chain management research and education in the School, you can also visit the Operations and Supply Chain Management Area and the related concentrations: Supply Chain Management and Operations Management.

 

Advisory Groups

The Centre is supported by two advisory groups:

The current members of the CASL academic advisory group are:

  • James Agarwal, Professor of Marketing, Haskayne School of Business (HSB)
  • Osman Alp, Associate Professor and Area Chair of Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM),  HSB
  • Benson Chuong, Coordinator, HSB
  • Janice Eliasson, Senior Instructor of OSCM, HSB
  • Yrjo Koskinen (Chair), Associate Professor of Finance, Associate Dean-Research, HSB
  • Jack Kulchitsky, Senior Instructor of Marketing, HSB
  • Alain Verbeke, Professor and McCaig Chair in Management, HSB
  • Chan Wirasinghe, Professor of Civil Engineering, Dean Emeritus, Schulich School of Engineering

The current members of the CASL external advisory group are:

  • Osman Alp, Associate Professor and Area Chair of Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), HSB
  • James Cairns, VP, Petroleum and Chemicals, CN
  • Daniele Gorla, Director Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Shaw Communications
  • Matt Faure, CEO, Trimac
  • Terrance Kutryk, Independent
  • Vineeta Maguire, VP, Supply Management Services, Encana
  • Peter Wallis, Independent, Peter Wallis Consulting Limited