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.

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.,

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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% In its fiscal 2019 period, for example, Walmart launched its online marketplace in Canada and established new partnerships to expand delivery options in grocery and general merchandise.

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

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend


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. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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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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. Transportation. Cross-Border, Supply Chain, Transportation, Global , Brokerage. Brokerage Brokerage Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation TransportationOver $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.

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.

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. Bulk Transportation Dry Bulk Transport Liquid Bulk TransportWhile 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.

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.

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 type of the material used is dependent on the manufacturing process and the majority of plastic pallets for the transportation and warehousing of goods are made of non-renewably sourced polyethylene or polypropylene resins.

Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology


This year, my family and I decided to take advantage of the event and visit National Research Council (NRC) , Canada’s 9 m wind tunnel testing facility. Their testing spans across many industries including aerospace, automotive, surface transportation, construction, energy, and sports. I found it interesting to discover that one of their current projects has direct impact on supply chains; more specifically, on freight transportation.

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. 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 […]. Guest Commentary Logistics Outsourcing Logistics Service Providers Reverse Logistics Transportation

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


At the same time, regulatory agencies recognize that technology provides accurate data that can inform or change transportation safety regulations. Technology continues to gain traction throughout the commercial trucking industry, as companies realize the efficiency it brings to operations.

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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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 24th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of March 24 th , 2019. Transportation Secretary, recently announced that the U.S. DOT is forming an internal council intended to address emerging transportation advancements such as self-driving vehicles and other technologies. producers get for their exports in Latin America and Canada rose in 2019, relative to the cost of goods imported to the U.S., The post Transportation TIP List: Week of March 24th, 2019 appeared first on.

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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. For shippers, the declaration “encourages shippers to indicate on the bill of lading that the supplies and equipment being transported are in direct assistance to the emergency relief efforts during the response to COVID-19”. This declaration covers the identical 8 conditions that the U.S. emergency HOS declaration covers, but there are some important differences.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. The location of any package that is part of an order can be traced; status information about time, quality, and relevant financial aspects all need to be recorded and monitored during transportation execution. Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. Canada.

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. I was able to interview Marco Romano, vice president of North American Surface Transportation at C.H. 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.

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


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. Looking at it today, hiring, training and providing equipment for in-house transportation teams makes little sense as this function is not a core competency of a typical company.

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Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

has selected BluJay’s Transportation Management technology and Managed Transportation Services to manage freight for its multiple divisions across North America. Brewers Supply Group (BSG), a one-stop shop for craft brewing, distilling, winery, cidery, and homebrew retailing ingredient needs, sought a transportation management system (TMS) that would provide immediate benefits and scale quickly to match its rapid growth.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


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. 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.

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. It currently has no limits on truck emissions, unlike other countries such as the United States, China, Japan and Canada, which already have truck fuel efficiency standards. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs.

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The Canadian Transportation Market: Strategies for Improving Cost and Service

Talking Logistics

Brian Ware, VP of Marketing & Business Development at Transplace Canada , addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How big is the Canadian transportation market? When it comes to transporting goods across Canada, and between Canada and the US, what are some of the main challenges companies face? Do similar challenges exist in Canada when it comes to driver availability and regulations?

Happy SesquiCentennial Canada!


In doing so we also accidentally invented the Canada Underarm shh – let’s keep that a SECRET!). Canada Dry Ginger Ale (sometimes the answer is in the name!). The post Happy SesquiCentennial Canada! appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software. Okay let’s get this out of the way first. Justin Bieber. Nickelback. Royal Commissions. If we get those things out of the way, there are so many other things that make us proud to be Canadian.

Accel-KKR Completes Carve-Out Acquisition of Shipper TMS


The Shipper TMS business provides cloud-based multi-modal shipment management applications to customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Uncategorized Accel-KKR automation digital yard innovation rail real-time visiblity shipxpress transportation trucking yard management system

Tailwind presenting at Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference!


Cargo Logistics Canada is North America’s Multi-modal Supply Chain Expo. CLC encompasses the entire cargo spectrum – all major transportation modes and all cargo types, under one roof. The post Tailwind presenting at Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference!

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


Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico in 2017.read More. The post Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking.

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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). Global Trade Guest Commentary Logistics Trends Transportation cross-border USMCA

Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models. One of the major game changers in this state is the development of “fracking sands”, that are being used in oil exploration for directional drilling in North Dakota, Western Canada, and the Canadian Maritimes. Analytics Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

The Next Transportation Industry Disrupter – Hybrid Semi’s. All Hype or Reality?

Oracle SCM

I am very excited about this new technology and when tied to state of the art logistics and transportation optimization solutions like Oracle Transportation Management Cloud the savings potential will be a game changer. Also unique about this company is their planned 1,500 CNG filling stations across the United States and Canada where they will provide their own fuel (Nikola Motor Company also owns natural gas drilling company) at a discount rate of $1.50

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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.

Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims

20Cube Logistics

When a large number of consignments are being transported over a significantly long distance via Logistics Company in India to international destination by sea etc. Filing a claim with the air cargo carriers or similar transportation services is not as complicated a process as it comes across.

Transportation Trends: The Pros and Cons of Running a Private Fleet


Here are the pros and cons of investing in a fleet of vehicles and hiring operators to drive them, versus relying on third parties to manage your freight, logistics, and transportation. The trucking capacity crunch, the driver shortage, and the ever-increasing costs of transporting goods via a third party are all pushing more shippers to consider the private fleet route. 2) Private fleets cost money, but they can also pay off by reducing transportation costs over the long term.

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.