DAVIDCOOPER isan Instructor at SAIT Polytechnic. Cooper is a Supply Chain Management instructor atthe SAIT School of Business, Calgary. Hehas an MSc in Operations Management from the University of Manchester, is aProfessional Member of the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute and aChartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. His background includes 25 years as a SupplyChain and Logistics Officer in the Royal Air Force and, since immigrating toCanada, has worked for Mark’s, Sameday Worldwide and Sears Canada. David’s interest in external collaborationand partnering stems from a six year period working with Military, CivilService and Defence Contractors where he led and was involved with significanttransformation projects. A recentconvert to the world of post-secondary education, David is currently engaged inPhD studies and, in the spare time he does have, remains an active curler andsoccer player.