Free trade agreements and the future of Canada’s Supply Management system


negotiations between Canada, Mexico and the USA – which culminated in this week’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – is a perfect case study showing the long-term impact of trade agreements. Canada has been progressing with other trade agreements that can generate new channels of economic development for its own and for the corresponding country’s citizens. How is Canada’s Supply Management affected by these changes?

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Proud to be Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2016


by Melissa Clow As a leading supply chain management cloud provider, we are proud to be named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers. First created in 2014 by the editorial team at Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Kinaxis has won the national honor every year since its inception. Given our recent rapid growth, we’re thrilled to again be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers,” says Megan Paterson, Vice President of Human Resources at Kinaxis. “We

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Is Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain ready to meet demand?


by Ilyas Kucukcay Canada is a pioneering country when it comes to the use of cannabis for medical purposes , where it’s been available through a doctor’s prescription since 2001. So one might think Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain would already be in place. Despite these initial challenges, Canada’s future in the supply of recreational cannabis is bright. million in Canada (compared to Uruguay at 3.4

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Danny Wang, VP at Canada Goose!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This interview is with Danny Wang, Vice President of Sourcing and Procurement at Canada Goose. Danny Wang, Vice President at Canada Goose. The work that Canada Goose is doing to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the Coronavirus pandemic is truly inspirational. We extend our thanks to Danny and the team at Canada Goose for all of their efforts. Danny eventually returned to industry and worked at Walmart Canada leading several indirect categories.

Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death


The in-depth reporting is titled, “The Last Days of Target: The untold tale of Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death.” In 2011 Target made a major expansion into Canada, leasing a preexisting chain’s stores with plans to open more than 100 branded locations within two years. During the rollout, the article states, Target Canada could not generate “meaningful” sales forecasts, and therefore had to rely on projections developed at U.S.

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Can Walmart Find Profitable Success in Canada?

Logistics Trends and Insights

But its biggest announcement was its investment plans for Canada. While Walmart has not achieved the success internationally as it has domestically, Canada is one of its top three largest markets along with Mexico and the U.K. Canada’s net sales increased 7.6%

Success in Canada Demands a Uniquely Canadian Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

As managers rethink their supply chains, many will come to realize the tremendous opportunities that exist just north of the border, in Canada. Canada's thriving technology industry includes five public-private super clusters focused on different aspects of tech innovation. Canada's automobile industry is a vital part of the U.S. Read Success in Canada Demands a Uniquely Canadian Logistics Strategy to learn more

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Canada border is one of the most important borders in the world? Canada is the number one market for U.S. exports and 60% of Canada’s overall trade is with the United States.* Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, now called USMCA. and Canada will remain strong trade partners into the future. Top six issues companies face when crossing the Canada-U.S. From Canada to the U.S.,

Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

Supply Chain Network

A few years back the Government of Canada introduced the role of Chief Technology Officer or CTO, which ultimately resulted in the formation of Shared Services Canada. IT services, applications and servers are of course a very significant cost to the government and ultimately the people of Canada. So in this case only one question remains to be answered, is it time for Canada to appoint a Chief Logistics Officer?

E-Commerce Success in Canada Depends on Power of Two

Supply Chain Network

In fact not a week goes by now without my speaking with retailers and etailers that since the dawn of e-commerce have successfully serviced Canada from one fulfillment operation for the country and are currently rethinking this model. However, it definitely appears the days are numbered for a single e-commerce fulfillment operation being a viable customer delivery experience solution for all of Canada.

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BREXIT: It's official, Canada is a friendly country.


As the Descartes’ corporate Headquarters are in Canada it’s nice to see that the UK Government recognises Canada as a friendly country and officially seeks to follow Canada’s example as it seeks a Free Trade Arrangement with the EU along the same lines as those “ already agreed by the EU in recent years with Canada and with other friendly countries

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Global Free Trade: Europe and Canada Implement CETA

Supply Chain Link

In February, the European Union (EU) voted to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, with trade partner Canada. The act aims to increase trade between the countries by lowering tariffs, thus making goods easier to export between the two markets. Once fully implemented, CETA will eliminate tariffs on 99 percent of. Read More. Global Supply Chain Export Freight Forwarding Import

Expanding and Shipping to Canada

3PL Insights

Expanding and Shipping to Canada By Matt Magpantay, Evans Distribution Systems Some call it the U.S.’ little brother” and others call it “that neighbor up north,” but ever since the North American Free... The post Expanding and Shipping to Canada appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics.

Shipping to Canada: Everything You Need to Know

PLS Logistics

Sending LTL or truckload shipments to Canada from the U.S. Here’s everything you need to know about shipping to Canada: Paperwork. Shipping freight to Canada requires a lot of paperwork. Three pieces of paperwork you will always need are a bill of lading (BOL) , a Canada Customs Invoice and a NAFTA certificate of origin. Shipping Insurance Canada cross borderdoesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, when you work with the right partner, it can be relatively easy.

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The top 3PL companies in Canada in 2020


Third-party logistics (3PL) companies in Canada are increasingly recognizing the need to provide bespoke solutions for eCommerce as more retail and wholesale businesses alike start trading online.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. For Canada, $150 (CAD) for customs duties and $40 (CAD) for taxes (Section 7.8.f). The post How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments appeared first on Transportfolio. The U.S.,

EDI Orders and Canada Post Labels Printing


EDI Orders & Canada Post. Canada Post provides API connections that makes it possible. How to Print Canada Post Labels from the EDI System. Canada post provides API (Application programming interface) to print labels without logging into their website. Once the label request is sent through the API, Canada post returns the labels through the same API. Types of Canada Post Shipments. Canada post provides two types of shipping.

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

Supply Chain Link

billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 2014 1. Over $52.4 When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be. Read more. 04/07/2015. Brokerage. Global. Supply Chain. Transportation. Cross-Border, Supply Chain, Transportation, Global , Brokerage. Brokerage Brokerage Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

The Target Canada Story and the Brand Impact of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

One of the most pronounced examples of the role of the Supply Chain in serving and protecting your brand is found in the story of Target Canada. Faced with unprecedented plans for expansion in Canada Target had to close its entire operation only two years after beginning operations. The plans for expansion in to Canada were enormous and the timetable for rapidly entering the market was unprecedented. The post The Target Canada Story and the Brand Impact of the Supply Chain!

Understanding U.S. to Canada Bulk Shipping

Bulk Connection

and Canada, shipments between the two countries has been largely unaffected. to Canada bulk shipping and tell you what you need to know to get your products across the border. While the COVID-19 outbreak has temporarily halted non-essential travel between the U.S. This includes bulk shipments of liquid and dry bulk products. In this article, we’ll examine the process of U.S. Bulk Transportation Dry Bulk Transport Liquid Bulk Transport

Better Late Than Never: Canada Set to Introduce Supply Chain Legislation


Canada Set to Follow in Footsteps of U.K., A recently drafted bill has Canada set to join the growing list of countries intent on introducing national legislation on supply chain transparency and modern slavery. The TSCA, which will soon begin the process of obtaining Senate approval in Canada, would establish reporting and compliance obligations for Canadian companies with respect to their efforts to end modern slavery within global supply chains.

Transport Canada COVID-19 Hours of Service (HOS) Emergency Declaration

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On Wednesday, March 24, Transport Canada issued a COVID-19 Hours of Service emergency declaration. Carriers Freight Capacity Transportation Policy Canada capacity COVID-19 HOS Hours of Service Market update Transport Canada truckload capacityThis declaration covers the identical 8 conditions that the U.S. emergency HOS declaration covers, but there are some important differences.

Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Supply Chain Network

Millions of pallets are built and used in the supply chains of Canada every year and so any innovation around these pallets can have a significantly positive and far reaching impact on overall logistics and supply chain performance. In Canada, stringer and block wood pallets weigh on average 65 to 85 pounds, and up to 30 percent heavier when wet). The above represent some very compelling reasons for the widespread implementation of Composite pallets in Canada and beyond.

O Canada!

Inbound Logistics

In the logistics of trade, the relationship between Canada and the United States is both friendly and advantageous on both sides of the border

Toys“R”Us, Canada partners with SCI Logistics to Open New DC

Supply Chain Network

To better accommodate its customers in Western Canada, Toys“R”Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia. The new west coast distribution centre provides us with the additional capacity and flexibility to service our customers and distribution needs in Western Canada,” said Krista Collinson, vice-president of logistics, ecommerce & business development, Toys“R”Us, Canada. About Toys“R”Us, Canada.

Supply Chain Simulation Game Toronto Canada | October 16, 2018 | 2:00PM – 6:30 PM


The post Supply Chain Simulation Game Toronto Canada | October 16, 2018 | 2:00PM – 6:30 PM appeared first on Bristlecone. Get ready to play Bristlecone’s very own Supply Chain Simulation Game. Here, we re-visit supply chain planning concepts and showcase SAP IBP, SAP’s latest flagship supply chain planning product, in a unique exercise that is both fun and educational.

China to Canada shipment handled by Israeli blockchain start-up LogChain


SPARX Logistics, with over 28 branches worldwide, shipped electronic goods from China to Canada over the LogChain platform. Précis: SPARX Logistics completes China to Canada shipment on LogChain's blockchain platform Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Technology Supply Chain Freight Hi-Tech Logistics Region: North America Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a report

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. Current De Minimis: For Canada, $15 (CAD), no duty or taxes payable. Future De Minimis under USMCA: For Canada, $40 (CAD), no duty or taxes payable and $150 (CAD), no duty payable but subject to taxes (GST, HST, DTA, etc.). The U.S.,

Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has The Best Supply Chain


General News Supply chain comedy Supply chain management Arctic Best practice Business process Canada Change management Christmas Community centre Enterprise resource planning (ERP) North Pole Santa Claus by Bill DuBois Since the Holiday season is upon us, what better way to celebrate than with a top 10 list, which I hope will put everyone in a festive mood! Here is the ‘Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has the Best Supply Chain. #1 1 No ERP system, just a list.

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U.S. and Canada Regulatory Update: New FMSCA Regulations Proposed


Technology continues to gain traction throughout the commercial trucking industry, as companies realize the efficiency it brings to operations. At the same time, regulatory agencies recognize that technology provides accurate data that can inform or change transportation safety regulations. In fact, data gathered from electronic logging devices (ELD) mandated in the U.S. prompted a new focus on hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that may be adversely impacting certain sectors of the economy.

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Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: Canada Retail Sales Decrease; Is Your Supply Chain a Cyber Threat?


Despite expectations of an increase in sales, Canada retail sales fell by 0.1% Canada Retail Sales Drop Defies Expectations. billion), Statistics Canada said Friday. increase, according to economists at Royal Bank of Canada. The post Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: Canada Retail Sales Decrease; Is Your Supply Chain a Cyber Threat? and a new survey reveals outsourcing in supply chain is expected to grow. Is your supply chain a cyber threat?

The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!


Demand management General News Inventory management Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Aaron African time Alex Grey Artificial intelligence Canada Collaborative poetry Collective intelligence Organizational culture Peter Senge Systems thinking by Prasad Satyavolu Trevor Miles and I have been having a healthy discussion on the Internet of Things and how these technology changes are shaping the way we work. Part 1: SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change.

O Canada!

Inbound Logistics

In the logistics of trade, the relationship between Canada and the United States is both friendly and advantageous on both sides of the border

Supply chain talent a big issue for the oil industry in Western Canada

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had an opportunity to speak at Mount Royal University as well as the University of Calgary on a recent visit this week. I was speaking on the subject of importance of developing skills and capabilities in procurement, and that this is in effect the “golden age” of procurement.

LTL Rate Update: Cross-Border USA & Canada, and Canada Domestic


Even here in Vancouver, Canada, the air is gray, brown, and unhealthy. Canada to USA LTL Rates. USA to Canada Pallet Rates. Canada Domestic LTL Shipping Rates. The post LTL Rate Update: Cross-Border USA & Canada, and Canada Domestic appeared first on Freightera Blog. Dear Shippers, We hope you’re well. Our hearts are with all of you impacted by the West Coast wildfires in the last few weeks.