Supply Chain Management
Office: EB 2032
PhD, Civil Engineering, The University of Calgary
MSc, Project Management, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Alaska (Anchorage)
MBA, The Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario
B of ASBE, Mount Royal University
Denise has over 25 years of operations and general management experience as both a consultant and in senior leadership roles. Her career includes varied refined products and retail operations positions in both Canada and the US, while the last decade focused on creating and implementing significant strategic initiatives in organizations mainly in the upstream oil and gas sector. Companies she has worked with include: Shell, Tesoro, Suncor, Husky, Penn West, MRU, Parkland Industries, Telus, and the UCS Group.
Denise has a long history with Mount Royal including being a graduate of the first year MRU offered a business degree. She returned in 2009 as an instructor of general management courses and now currently as Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY WORK
Research program focuses on decision making processes and the resulting impact to the organization and the system in which it operates within. Topics include: major project decisions, asset optimization through integrated and synchronized decision making, big data and predictive analytics, evaluating risk, process mapping and lean, aligning projects to strategy, and integrated supply chains.
Integrated operating centers: team based decision making using live data
Independent project reviews: examining the early planning stage of a major project
Executive level decision making around major capital projects
Community and University Service
Coach of the Bissett team competing in the Canadian Supply Chain Case Competition. In 2017 the team placed 2nd of 27 teams nationally.