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    Clearing up a warehousing controversy

    March 24, 2015 by Canadian Shipper

    Safety and cost-effectiveness in OSHA vs. IBC stairs for warehouse ops For anyone working in an industrial or warehouse environment, where cost, space, efficient material handling and worker safety are vital, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-based stairs are

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    Two negatives don’t equal a positive in logistics

    March 23, 2015 by Laurie Turnbull

    Congestion and labour at US West Coast ports were cumulative issues *Editor’s Note: At press time, The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union had just announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers

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    Staying Fluid

    March 23, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Can intermodal supply chains get more reliable? January’s Cargo Logistics Conference, which took place in Vancouver, featured a panel of logistics service providers who met to discuss the need to drive more reliable intermodal supply chains. The panel was moderated

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    Good-bye paper

    March 23, 2015 by Carolyn Gruske

    Day & Ross automates processes The end is finally in sight for Day & Ross Transportation Group as a four-year-long information technology implantation is nearing completion. By the end of February, all of the company’s freight and same-day operations across

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    Making business cents

    March 23, 2015 by Carolyn Gruske

    Greening the supply chain can be good for the bottom line The prospect of greening an entire supply chain may seem like a daunting task, but by breaking the action down to small, easier-to-handle components, three very different Canadian organizations

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    The missing puzzle piece

    March 23, 2015 by Ken Mark

    Will lockers be the solution for final mile home-delivery? In Canada, merchandise lockers are still a fledgling technology. But after completing field tests this spring, they will provide the missing piece that solves the B2C home-delivery puzzle. These next-generation lockers

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    A growing focus

    March 23, 2015 by Ian Putzger

    Parcel carriers mine returns for more elaborate offerings FedEx got itself arguably the best possible Christmas present for a parcel operator – a massive handle on product returns. In mid-December the integrator announced the agreement to acquire GENCO, a major

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    Clear as mud

    March 23, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    The shortfalls and pitfalls around supply chain visibility, and how technology and best practices can lend a hand Ever more complex, global supply chains need near real-time visibility into the status of orders and shipments, to reduce inventories and optimize

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    How Lean Principles Turn Outsourcing into a Win-Win: Stay in Control and Improve Continuously

    March 23, 2015 by Guy Toksoy

    Sponsor’s Editorial, by Guy Toksoy, Vice President / General Manager Ryder Supply Chain Solutions Canada For any company looking to reduce costs, speed order cycles, improve process efficiency or enhance supply chain visibility, outsourcing can unlock unprecedented benefits. Why? Because qualified 3PLs

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    Sourcing it out

    March 23, 2015 by Lou Smyrlis

    Weighing the benefits of outsourcing, with results from our annual Survey of Canadian Third Party Logistics. Outsourcing is becoming an increasingly popular approach to handling supply chain challenges, our Survey of Canadian Third Party Logistics indicates. Close to two-thirds of

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    Backyard burden

    March 23, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Canada’s a global player in international trade, but between the provinces red tape reigns As Canada expands its global trade agenda, with trade agreements already in force or being finalized with 43 countries, internal trade red tape, and crossborder restrictions

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    The constancy of change

    March 23, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    They say change is the only constant in life. As Canadian Shipper celebrated its one year anniversary under a new name and format this past January, yet another change is before you as readers: I am now taking on the