The province is amending the Purchasing Management Association of Canada Act to better reflect work by members of association. The amendment changes the members’ professional designation to supply chain management professional from certified purchasing professional. “By amending this act, we are updating and simplifying the legislation,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. The designation in the legislation does not accurately describe members’ work. Supply chain management integrates procurement, operations and logistics. “We are pleased that the act is being changed to reflect the changing role of supply chain professionals,” said Peter Chaffey, president of the Nova Scotia institute. “The new designation better reflects the profession and the advanced and integrated training that association provides, in both the private and public sectors.” The original legislation, enacted in 1986, restricted the use of certified professional purchaser to eligible members of the association. The act had not been amended since, and will continue to include the original designation.