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. There's a lot to consider in building a Canadian logistics strategy. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, many 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 what are some of the specific services which might be more effectively managed if under the purvey of a CLO or Chief Logistics Officer? Electronic Commerce for Logistics.

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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.* and Canada will remain strong trade partners into the future. From Canada to the U.S.,

Flexible Online Fulfillment and the ‘Power of Two’ in Canada

Supply Chain Network

In Canada, customer demands for more rapid and cost-effective e-commerce delivery are increasing on a daily basis. Online sellers, since the dawn of e-commerce, have successfully serviced Canada from one fulfillment operation. However, the days are now numbered for one e-commerce fulfillment operation being a viable customer delivery experience solution for Canada. still servicing Canada from U.S.

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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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. 3PL Customs Freight Management Logistics Matt Magpantay Michigan Supply Chain Trucking

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. Working with a customs broker or logistics provider on this paperwork is common – some carriers even require it before they will accept your freight.

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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!

The top 3PL companies in Canada in 2020

TradeGecko

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.

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. The introduction of composite pallets is just such an innovation and in my humble opinion they are poised to be a major catalyst for supply chain improvements in logistic cost, service and supply chain sustainability.

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

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

EFT

Hong Kong-based 3PL SPARX Logistics completed a successful pilot over LogChain's Blockchain end-to-end platform, handling all aspects of the supply-chain by implementing electronic bill of lading (e-BL). LogChain claims that it enables logistics, shipping companies and freight forwarding companies to reduce shipment costs by 7% to 9%, and reduces two weeks of work in bureaucratic documentation for each shipment on average.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update. Logistics industry specialists can look to Transplace’s Logistics Quarterly Market Update and Outlook Report to gain insights from Q2 2020 and an outlook for what’s to come. Supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals can use the quarterly reports to streamline their operations and prepare for what’s ahead in the second half of 2020. Canada: Truckload and LTL.

The top 3PL providers for eCommerce in Canada

TradeGecko

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. Logistics eCommerce Shipping

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

Arkieva

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 report revealed that respondents had widespread outsourcing in many areas of their supply chain including sectors such as manufacturing, finishing, packaging/packing, and distribution/logistics.

Canada-Mexico Transportation Heats Up – What You Need to Know

Logistics Viewpoints

Canada-Mexico trade continues to heat up thanks in part to the growing number of company’s near-shoring operations to North America, particularly to Mexico, from Asia. Guest Commentary Logistics Outsourcing Logistics Service Providers Reverse Logistics Transportation The rising cost to produce in Asia, as well as the cost of ocean and air transportation continuously rising, port congestion and demand on speed to market are all contributing […].

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How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

So what does this mean to the logistics companies in these regions? This means more air and sea freight on Europe-North America lanes, cross border feeds from Mexico and Canada, and increases in domestic North American transportation and warehousing for imported products. Therefore, world currency changes do affect logistics providers. More Resources: White Paper: 8 Opportunities for Today’s Logistics Providers. Logistics logisticsepSos.de/Flickr.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

Ripped from the Headlines: More Supply Chain Trends in the News

Talking Logistics

We’re less than a month into the new year and already some of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 are starting to surface — namely, that we’ll see companies get more serious about eradicating slavery and conflict minerals from their supply chains, and that we’ll see a rise in cyber attacks, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets.

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ArcelorMittal Optimizes Supply Chain Logistics with Predictive Analytics

Logistics Viewpoints

Michel Plourde, Systems Director at ArcelorMittal Canada, recently briefed ARC Advisory Group about the supply chain challenges surrounding the company’s decision in 2012 to expand its iron ore pellet production in Canada. These challenges largely involved eliminating logistics bottlenecks created by an inability to adapt quickly to disruptions and changes to plans.

Purolator International Expands Next-Day Air Delivery Service Into Canada

Supply Chain Brain

Purolator International, a provider of North American logistics services, has expanded its next-day air delivery into Canada, making the service available to more U.S.-based based shippers

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

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

by Alvaro Fernandez Did you know it costs approximately $100 to send an envelope from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Caracas, Venezuela? To be fair, Canada has had its share of mail nightmares in the past). The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics? General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy

Is There a Third Option for SCM Executives Looking to Revamp their Supply Chain Management Operations?

Kinaxis

Many organizations with established SCM operations have been working with third-party logistics firms for decades, largely eliminating the use of in-house transportation fleets. Much like in the first waves of outsourcing in logistics and manufacturing, the drivers for outsourcing need to be aligned with the strategy of the business.

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Looking for Growth in Lean Times? Look North to Canada!

Supply Chain Network

For those in the United States still struggling to find growth in the aftermath of the real estate and banking meltdown I have one word which may be the answer and that is … CANADA! Canada you say? On whichever metric one compares, Unemployment, GDP, Inflation or Currency, Canada has fared better during this downturn. in Canada. In Canada there are 34.5 On the e-commerce front the story in Canada is even more engaging.

An Interview on the Potential Impact of the ELD Mandate in Canada

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On June 13, 2019, The Canadian Ministry of Transportation (Transport Canada) announced a formal plan to implement electronic logging devices (ELDs) in Canada. Background and timeline of ELDs in Canada. First off, can you describe the current hours of service (HOS) rules in Canada? This holds true even when Canada is the country of origin. Moreover, if a truck leaves Canada with hours that are nearing U.S. Jason: And when will ELDs be mandated in Canada?

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Assuming current trends hold, and NAFTA remains largely intact, here are five things to consider when managing cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico: 1. The document is presented to the customs agent at the border as proof that the goods and/or materials originated in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. Mexico Logistics appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Cloud Logistics.

Editor’s Pick: NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade – Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Today’s post is by Troy Ryley at Transplace where he recommends that we keep developing a North America that supports trade and builds a strong infrastructure and economy for Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Canada.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

Oracle, the world’s third-largest software maker by revenue, has spent over eight years refining its logistics and transportation software and now offers the most extensive supply chain suite in the market. Oracle’s “Transportation Management” app provides an opportunity for shippers and third party logistics companies to execute all supply stages in every transportation medium. Appian Logistics Software Suite. The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems.

Instacart Is Expanding to Canada in Amazon Battle

Supply Chain Network

Instacart is close to a deal to partner with Canada’s largest grocer, Loblaw Cos., Emerging Trends Grocery Logistics New Ideas News & Info Retail Retail E-CommerceGrocery-delivery startup Instacart Inc. has refrained from rushing expansion beyond the U.S., unlike many other startups valued at more than $1 billion. But Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.60% ’s surprising acquisition of Whole Foods has changed those plans.

Tailwind presenting at Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference!

Tailwind

Cargo Logistics Canada is North America’s Multi-modal Supply Chain Expo. The post Tailwind presenting at Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference!

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2019. Logistics Summit & Expo , March 13-14, Mexico City, Mexico.