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. We worked in the Commodity Management organization, responsible for Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. 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.

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%


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USMCA and the Role of Cognitive Sourcing


For the United States and Canada, average production wages already exceed the minimum. Increasing pressure to remain competitive with higher costs will force sourcing strategists to adopt new methods so they don’t fall behind.

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.,

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing


It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

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. Source: Wall Street Journal. Source: Arkieva Supply Chain Blog. Source: Supply Chain Shaman. Source: CBR. Source: Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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

Talking Logistics

As reported by Reuters, “Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret…has pledged to trace the sources of its wood-based fabrics, joining the ranks of fashion companies addressing human rights and deforestation, its parent company said.” fashion companies [including Ralph Lauren earlier this month ] to commit to investigate its supply chain for products from destructive regions and stop using those sources by the end of 2017, according to Rainforest Action Network (RAN).

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

Supply Chain Network

Every company is looking for that elusive source of growth to keep driving the top line, or at least to replace any shrinkage in business from the downturn. But in difficult times growth can be a hard thing to find and merchants both online and offline need to be creative and on the lookout for any potential sources of new growth. Canada you say? On whichever metric one compares, Unemployment, GDP, Inflation or Currency, Canada has fared better during this downturn.

Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More


Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products. There are several avenues you can take to source products from working with local stores or suppliers to wholesale distributor options.

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The decision by President Trump to tell 3M to stop shipping masks to Canada and Latin America is astonishing given that all of humanity is facing the same crisis. Trump’s action with 3M raises questions for any country about what their Strategic Stockpiles should be and whether future sourcing decisions and actions should be based on parochial nationalistic needs or magnanimous global needs. ”” In Canada it is called the National Emergency Strategic Stockpile.

Desjardins Selects Ivalua & Fluxym to Enable Source-to-Settle Transformation


The largest financial cooperative in Canada will leverage Ivalua to streamline sourcing execution processes to increase value across the supply lifecycle. billion in total assets, Desjardins Group is the largest financial cooperative in Canada and the fifth in the world. Several of its subsidiaries and components are active across Canada. The post Desjardins Selects Ivalua & Fluxym to Enable Source-to-Settle Transformation appeared first on Ivalua

Food and Beverage Industry Reevaluating Strategies to Combat Coronavirus

USC Consulting Group

“After speaking with the EU and Canada about impacts to their dairy industries, we must prioritize the safety and availability of our workforce, ensuring transportation routes remain open, and providing a viable market or market alternatives for our nation’s dairy products.” It is a delicate balance to run a business in times of economic uncertainty. On one hand, you want to be optimistic, but on the other, you must also be realistic.

Coronavirus impeding supply chains worldwide

USC Consulting Group

Australia, Singapore, Canada, and more are experiencing toiletry and cleaning supply shortages. Knowledge Transfer Process Improvement Supply Chain Continuity Plan Coronavirus COVID-19 Process Continuity Sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain OptimizationFor as much as the novel coronavirus has saturated the headlines over the last month or so, several aspects of the contagion remains shrouded in mystery.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

Source: Google. Descartes Systems Group Revenue 2006-2018 (Source: macrotrends). 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).”.

College grads – trouble finding a job? Think welding….

Supply Chain View from the Field

In areas such as the Oil Sands in Canada, labor rates for trained, certified welders are exceeding $100 an hour! Oil and gas pipelines companies are now beginning to recognize this, and are explicitly considering the importance of a stable labor supply in evaluating construction service suppliers and developing sourcing strategies. We recently worked on a study examining the market for pipeline construction services.

What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty


On July 1, 2020, the new USMCA trade treaty between the United States, Mexico, and Canada will replace the current NAFTA treaty. Trade Representative Fact Sheet , this update will provide “greater incentives to source goods and materials in the United States and North America.”. 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 Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

Why is final assembly being done in China and not in the EU or Canada? Why is packaging being done in Eastern Europe or Mexico and not in China; and why not in Northern Europe or Canada, where the consumers are located? What can be problematic about sourcing raw materials from the Congo? Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In my courses, I introduce the key ideas of SCM by discussing a map of our globe.

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The Mask Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! Sourcing Masks. In Canada for instance there was no manufacturing of medical masks within the country. Canada has since made a deal with 3M for instance to manufacture medical masks in Ontario.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – Our 2020 All Stars!

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Danny Wang, VP of Sourcing and Procurement at Canada Goose. Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Danny Wang, VP at Canada Goose! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Get OUR EBOOKS HERE.

A race to the top: Bridgehead Coffee is reaching for ‘robust transparency’


Bridgehead Coffee , a group of coffee houses and roastery in Ontario, challenges that ‘exceptional’ means going beyond just taste; it must also demand better sourcing of the beans in the first place. . They were the first company in Canada to offer fairtrade coffee beans – bringing them into the country from co-ops all around the world. By sourcing direct from farmers, their purpose is this: empower small-scale producers and incentivise their sustainable land practices. . “We

US, Mexico Reach Trade Deal as Canada May Rejoin Nafta Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Negotiating with Canada remains the final hurdle. Nieto said he hoped Canada would soon be incorporated in the revised agreement, while Trump said that remains to be seen. There is no deal reached yet with Canada, people familiar with the agreement said. Canada’s signature is required,” spokesman Adam Austen said in an email. “We Canada Approval Talks to update Nafta began a year ago, but in recent weeks have been held between just the U.S. Source ID.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. and Canada customs best practices. The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into Canada. While importing into Canada has some similarities—like changing regulations—there are some clear differences to be aware of as well.

This Week in Logistics News (January 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Exclusive: China’s targets $2 billion fundraising at logistics unit – sources (Reuters). Drone Delivery Canada Commences Testing its Larger 25lbs Cargo Delivery Drone Named the Raven X1400. 3PL Robots Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems blockchain Bringg DHL Drone Delivery Canada GM IBM Instacart JDA Software Kuebix Logistyx Maersk Manhattan Associates

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, surgical gowns, typically sourced from China, were at near-normal levels because the sourcing shifted to Honduras. Sourcing from alternative locations will be important as long as the countries have not been severely impacted by the pandemic. import countries were: Italy, Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, and India. Disruptions in global trade have impacted businesses across all industries as well as by consumers at the cash register.

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The Supply Chain Gender Pay Gap is Narrowing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

and their equivalent of Supply Chain Canada). and Canada, we think the results are instructive for Canadian hiring managers and SCM professionals as well. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. GET our EBOOK HERE.

The need to know


Airbus to meet top suppliers amid jet output concerns- sources. In Canada, shippers race to move cancer treatments as COVID-19 grounds flights. The need to know from Reuters’ global network of journalists.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

DELMIA Quintiq

Natural gas is a suitable source of energy to fuel the need for heat and the power, making it an influential player on the market. Low carbon sources and natural gas meet 85% of the increase in global demand. Sources: Information from presentations IP Week (International Petroleum 2018). Natural Gas: A Fuel for the Future (Government of the Northwest Territories, Canada). The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry.

COVID-19 to cause drastic shifts in supply chain management


The reports also analyse the extent to which COVID-19 has accelerated the movement of production and sourcing away from China.

Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?


government began working on a proposition in June to impose tariffs and fines on foreign-sourced steel , suggesting that all pipelines operating on American soil use only American-sourced steel. only imported 4% from the Republic, and imported mostly from the European Union (23.3%) and Canada (18.2%). the EU, Canada) or taxing China for no good reason whilst pouring loads of resources into making their own steel or both. and Canada, have suggested that the U.S.

Why Procurement Simplified Is Much More than a Slogan


The biggest risk factors, according to the survey, are the economic downturn and deflation (cited by 42% of respondents), internal complexity due to M&A activity, organizational silos, non-standard processes (39%), managing complexity within mega-suppliers (37%), trade war (33%), managing digital fragmentation internally and within the supply base (29%), Brexit uncertainty and other outcomes of trade negotiations (23%) and a whole host of other sources of volatility and uncertainty.

CG Consus


With offices across Malaysia, Philippines, India, Singapore, London, USA and Canada, Consus collaborates with customers to implement source to pay (S2P) solutions and services required for rapid adoption, and realize the return on investment envisaged from such procurement initiatives. [link]. Established in 2006 and privately held, Consus is a global procurement solutions integrator and services provider.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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

Talking Logistics

Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights ,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS.

Is Covid-19 the Death of Global Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Many supply chain, sourcing & procurement teams have been asked to row upstream without a paddle during this time of crisis. Many trusted sources accredit global GDP growth during the last 15–20 years, widely to the spread of globalization. Subscribe Here! Email Address.