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. Transportation – Less Than Truckload & Truckload. Emerging transport modes (Airships & Drones).

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs.

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Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL

NC State SCRC

The Van Horne Institute is recognized both within Canada and internationally as one of North America’s leading research institutes focused on transportation, supply chain and logistics, regulatory affairs and information and communications, as measured through its contributions to the strategic decision-making and implementation processes in the public and private sectors. policy and transportation.

Natural Gas is Cheaper and More Sustainable for Transportation….Just Ask Truckers!

Supply Chain View from the Field

The explosion of fracking activity in the US combined with the plentiful supply of gas found in Western Canada, has dropped the price of gas to record lows. Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Innovation Sustainability Transportation Planning Today’s story in the Wall Street Journal discusses how more operators of the largest truck fleets in the US are in the process of converting their fleets over to natural gas powered trucks.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. Most (66%) of the EU’s total tonne-km that are transported by truck are moved by in-country hauliers. and Canada; and peak seasons converge, U.S.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

CH Robinson Transportfolio

CBSA is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of Canada, while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. NAFTA is a Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that entered in force on January 1, 1994.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). Further, there are challenges in negotiations around tariff-free market access to components instead of only finished products, remanufactured products, and government procurement.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. “We live and work in every neighbourhood in Canada,” said Tom Schmitt, President and CEO of Purolator. “So Purolator is Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider.

How You Can Get MORE from a Unichannel Logistics Partner! (ULP)

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what some procurement professionals may think, all logistics solution providers are not created equal, and those who consider price only, or as main factor in their selection process, are doomed to mediocrity and perhaps even failure.

When It Comes to Trucking, the EU is Not the “United States of Europe”

Talking Logistics

Many shippers, especially those that have grown through mergers and acquisitions, have transportation operations around the world, including the United States and the European Union. Episode Highlights Transportation Management C.H.

All Third Party Logistics Providers Are Not Created Equal

Supply Chain Network

Over the next several years the TBG business grew from 20,000 square feet of facilities in Canada to more than 20 million square feet across North America with annual revenues of over $2 Billion. ig fan of procurement when used prudently and for the appropriate commodities and services.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

In late spring of 2015, Elemental’s staff boxed up several servers and sent them to Ontario, Canada, for the third-party security company to test, the person says. ” Peter Smith adds, “We’ve probably come to a point where pretty much every sentient senior procurement person understands how important supplier and supply chain risk is — to us as professionals, to our organizations, even to the wider economy and society.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Within that framework, we provide specialized, transportation and transportation management, crossdocking, packaging design and management, and lean consulting services. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Canada & Mexico.

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Job opening: Global Supply Chain Director at Océ

Supply Chain Movement

Product Line Managers, Procurement, Product Development) and external suppliers ensuring product availability against agreed business policies and service level agreements (SLA’s).

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

EazyStock

One of the most flexible trucking apps that allow those who work within transport sector to spend less time completing paperwork and instead tracks GPS locations, making this app the easiest way to stay compliant, track GPS and find your truck routes.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

CEO Elon Musk has been doing his best to dispel these concerns, partnering with the small town of Cobalt in Ontario, Canada to secure its needs. Supply chain is not just about the procurement and transportation of goods from source to consumer. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

CEO Elon Musk has been doing his best to dispel these concerns, partnering with the small town of Cobalt in Ontario, Canada to secure its needs. Supply chain is not just about the procurement and transportation of goods from source to consumer.

China-US Trade War and its Effects on US Distributors

EazyStock

While this deal isn’t as sweet as the trade deals the US has worked out with other countries like Canada and Mexico, it still results in a great opportunity for cheap goods sourced from China. You’ve likely heard by now about the looming trade war between the US and China.

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Supply Chain Career Changes – How to Get In, Get On, and Get What You Want

Logistics Bureau

The variety of functions involved – product design, procurement, warehousing, production, transport, distribution, sales, for instance – encourages demand for new employees and multiplies possibilities for moving around inside too. Transportation (transportation manager, fleet manager).

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

Centralisation then, is all about taking procurement and logistics out of the hands of medical professionals and placing it under its own governance structure. Mercy chose to insource storage and transportation, and claims to have saved 15 to 30% annually on logistics and distribution costs.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you’ve heard the term “perfect storm” applied more to transportation lately than you have since the book by Sebastian Junger came out in 1997, you’re not alone. West Coast and Canada West Coast routings, and 1.5% In terms of options, ensure you have procured enough capacity with your service provider(s), and that if you have been showing up with your cargo each week, as per your MQC, that you will continue to be protected on your MQC.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 4, Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Canada & Mexico. Hire a company with significant experience in shipping to and from Canada and Mexico. Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 4, Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Canada & Mexico. Hire a company with significant experience in shipping to and from Canada and Mexico. Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.

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Expect MORE from Your Third Party Logistics Provider!

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what many procurement professionals may think, all third party logistics providers are not created equal. Depending on your customer experience objectives Canada could be effectively covered from or increased up to 10 or more if Same Day delivery is required.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. Manhattan Transportation Management Enhancements Enable the Acquisition and Supervision of Additional Shipment Capacity. Milgram is a gold standard winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies®.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment

NC State SCRC

He began by discussing how Free Trade Agreements, along with labor costs and transportation rates, are among the three most critical elements to factor in when analyzing global supply chain decisions. It excludes Canada, USA, Mexico, Chile, and Peru.