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.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. As the common linchpin that brings together all manufacturing activities, has this metric improved along with all the investment in new technologies? Digital Manufacturing as an Enabler of Workforce Productivity. As manufacturers continue to invest in automation and software simulation solutions, the need to integrate each of these disparate systems together increases.

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Success in Canada Demands a Uniquely Canadian Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

businesses had begun to realize it was time to move some of their manufacturing out of China, and back home to North America. Home Depot, Polaris, Victoria's Secret and Carter's are among the companies that announced plans — pre-pandemic — to return a portion of their manufacturing to North America. Also on this list was Hasbro, which had previously returned manufacture of Play-Doh, a truly iconic American brand, back to Massachusetts.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. As the common linchpin that brings together all manufacturing activities, has this metric improved along with all the investment in new technologies? Digital Manufacturing as an Enabler of Workforce Productivity. As manufacturers continue to invest in automation and software simulation solutions, the need to integrate each of these disparate systems together increases.

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. Immediate precursor raw materials-such as paper, plastic or alcohol-that are required and to be used for the manufacture of items in categories (1), (2) or (3). Carriers Freight Capacity Transportation Policy Canada capacity COVID-19 HOS Hours of Service Market update Transport Canada truckload capacity

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. Plastic pallets refer to pallets made of a thermoplastic polymer, the method of manufacture varies depending on the style and loading requirements, typical processes used include thermoforming, injection molding, and blow molding.

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. facility is strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic manufacturers who can now ship directly to British Columbia for distribution to local Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores. This is the third distribution center that services the stores and online businesses for Toys“R”Us, Canada.

3 Technologies Transforming Modern Manufacturing Techniques

USC Consulting Group

Manufacturing has helped lead the way, with the industry contributing $2.2 trillion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2016 and over 85% of small-business manufacturers confident that the good times will continue for the foreseeable future, according to the National Association of Manufacturers’ most recently updated outlook survey. Largely fueling these improvements is the rise of modern manufacturing. What makes manufacturing techniques advanced?

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. A new report by SupplyChainDigest: “Supplier Integration in an Outsourced Supply Chain World: A Benchmark Report,” showed a growing trend in supply chain outsourcing among manufacturing companies.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

The repatriation of North American manufacturing

3AG Systems

Echoing the WWII war production efforts, the speed with which manufacturers have responded to healthcare equipment shortages is nothing short of heroic. In this environment, the question of security will naturally lead to the question of whether we will see a repatriation of manufacturing capability. For the better part of 2020, or what now seems like an eternity, we have been in the midst of an unprecedented economic transformation.

Webinar: The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

Material Handling and Logistics

Engineering & Manufacturing (E&M) companies are advancing their business models to focus more on providing services and capability to their customers, a practice known as “servitization.” He spent ten years working in manufacturing businesses, beginning his career as an apprentice.

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

Kinaxis

A similar trend emerged in the electronics manufacturing sector. In the early ‘90s, high-tech companies sought scale and cost advantages through outsourcing manufacturing. Today, starting up a high-tech manufacturing operation is economically unviable. Over that same period of time, however, many non-manufacturing supply chain functions, such as inventory management, forecasting and supply planning have remained in-house.

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US, Canada and Mexico Agree to NAFTA Replacement

Material Handling and Logistics

Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. and Canada agreed to a trade deal with Mexico, setting the stage for their leaders to sign the accord by late November in a region that trades more than $1 trillion annually. Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.

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

Talking Logistics

one of the world’s biggest textile manufacturers, after it discovered that 750,000 sheets and pillowcases labeled as Egyptian cotton were actually made with another type of cotton. Delta Air Lines systems outage: 240 flights cancelled but systems now back to normal (ZDNet) and Computer outage grounds United Airlines domestic flights (USA Today) and Air Canada system outage resolved after halting boarding, check-in for customers at airports (Global News).

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Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Deloitte has also highlighted the country as a major manufacturer of electronics parts , machinery, and appliances, among others. Challenges or not, manufacturers of another key industry, plastics, are betting on Mexico.

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business

Unleashed

If you’re the manager of a manufacturing business , you’ll do whatever it takes to keep a factory running without a hitch. Technology plays a key part in the manufacturing world. Lot traceability is a group or “lot” of goods that were made together in the same manufacturing run and produced using the same materials. With lot traceability, you can have stronger inventory control processes in your manufacturing facilities.

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. Immediate precursor raw materials-such as paper, plastic or alcohol-that are required and to be used for the manufacture of items in categories (1), (2) or (3). This declaration covers the identical 8 conditions that the U.S. emergency HOS declaration covers, but there are some important differences.

5 Facts About American Manufacturing & 3 Reasons to Work In Manufacturing

Cerasis

They are a great company and very representative of the pride of American Manufacturing. We are featuring two of their quick blog posts below that are relevant to the state of American Manufacturing today: the real facts about the industry and why someone should work in manufacturing. Manufacturers Can Thrive Against All Comers." manufacturing has been stark and recited relentlessly. manufacturing is not dead or even moribund. Manufacturers in the U.S.

Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries

Cerasis

Hearing aid manufacturers needed an affordable light weight battery to create a comfortable unit. Most of the electrical vehicle manufactures have taken notice and it would not surprise me if all electric vehicle manufacturers use zinc air for some portion of their batteries. Author information George Spiller I am a mechanical engineer who has worked both in Canada and the U.S. Manufacturing

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 24th, 2019

Transplace

producers get for their exports in Latin America and Canada rose in 2019, relative to the cost of goods imported to the U.S., Weekly TIP List autonomous vehicles Canada capacity carriers China cost of goods ELD emerging technology enterprise exports imports industry labor market legislation logistics mandate manufacturing mobile mobility retail shippers suppliers supply chain technology trades transportation trends truck tonnage trucking

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Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Plant openings in mid-May could ramp up manufacturing in the automotive industry. Canada: Truckload and LTL. Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

GT Nexus offers a unique cloud-based supply chain coordinator that can be tailored specifically for manufacturers and retail chains, import/export businesses, 3PL providers, and even banks. Syncreon International Group offers supply chain logistics for producers and original equipment manufacturers with offices literally spanning the globe. She’s also a marketing consultant for Canada Cartage , a leading private fleet trucking company in Canada.

Global Manufacturers Are Straining to Keep Up With Faster Economy

Supply Chain Brain

A slew of Purchasing Managers Indexes published this week from countries including China, Germany, France, Canada and the U.K. Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Industrial Manufacturing Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Global Trade Management SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt all pointed to deeper supply constraints. The U.S.

Global Trade & Transportation: Best Practices for Global Manufacturers

Supply Chain Brain

This white paper looks at best practices for global trade and transportation for manufacturers with multinational operations. There have been significant changes to global trade in recent years.

Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments

Cerasis

North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking. and Canada and Mexico in 2017.read More. In fact, 72% of all shipments in the United States travel on truck trailers. And according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S.

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The Top 3 Reasons for Label & Packaging Errors in Food Manufacturing

NC State SCRC

Manufactures can establish a positive brand reputation, supply chain relationships and risk-free distribution, retailing and consumption of products within the food industry by means of preventing packaging and labeling errors. Labels contain all information about the product, and in the food industry labels must contain information such as: name of product, name and address of manufacturer, list and quantity of ingredient/s used, and sell-by / best before/ expiry date.

Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border Trade

Logistics Viewpoints

companies that conduct significant volumes of cross-border manufacturing and trade with Mexico have had to contend with a variety of challenges since 2019, including tariff threats, the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain and the subsequent challenges of restarting idled manufacturing, and the forthcoming implementation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Case Study: Manufacturer Reduces Freight Spend Through Automation

PLS Logistics

and Canada, was concerned about their transportation strategy. Situation. A North American producer of refractory bricks and mortars, with a network of over 30 plants and distribution centers throughout U.S. The company was apprehensive about their total freight spend, but didn’t know the best way to reduce costs. 3PL Transportation Spend Case Study

MFG Day: Improving the Public Perception of Manufacturing

Cerasis

Next Friday, October 6th is National Manufacturing Day. manufacturer , we are proud to be participating in this annual event for the sixth time and excited to open our doors to help change the public perception of manufacturing with students and educators from local technical schools and colleges. . What is Manufacturing Day and What is the Public Perception of Manufacturing? and Canada. Manufacturing Day by the Numbers. Manufacturing

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

Consider these acquisitions from the past few years: PinPoint (August 2018) : “a leading provider of fleet tracking and mobile workforce solutions based in Canada…PinPoint helps its customers collect real-time location information on trucks and mobile workers using technology, including Geotab (telematics) and SkyBitz (trailer tracking).”. Wes Burt, Production Control-SCM-Assistant Manager at Toyota Manufacturing Canada, also gave an informative case study presentation.

Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19

Logility

From suits to PPE gowns and masks, from baby wipes to disinfectant wipes, from food service to grocery to food & beverages manufacturers, companies around the world are stepping up to contribute and serve where they can.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

Offshoring is basically when a company moves manufacturing to a foreign country in an attempt to save money. For a time, this model of manufacturing seemed to be the paragon of effective business. It was cheaper than producing products in the US, manufacturers could produce large inventories with little capital up front, and consumers did not really have a public voice. Why Are Manufacturers Focusing on Reshoring and Nearshoring?

What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty

Transplace

On July 1, 2020, the new USMCA trade treaty between the United States, Mexico, and Canada will replace the current NAFTA treaty. American farmers will also have the opportunity to sell products into Canada. Details include: Restrictions on the importation of ultra-filtered American milk to Canada were removed. The United States imposed tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and other trading partners but the other countries would not agree to the tariffs being included in USMCA.

Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

Manufacturing in Brazil. After the intense investment in infrastructure to support the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, along with the recent “Brasil Major” initiative, Brazil is an emerging powerhouse rich in natural resources and with a strong focus on manufacturing and the supply chain. Brazil also has the third largest manufacturing sector in the Americas. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in Brazil?