Canadian Shipper

Transportation & Logistics

  • Let cooler heads prevail

    March 1, 2000 by Lou Smyrlis

    As trucker frustration over steeply rising diesel prices reaches the boiling point, it’s important for the industry to ensure common sense doesn’t become one of the first things to evaporate. Yet that is exactly what seems to be happening as

  • First Thing’s First

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    Before advanced supply chain planning and execution applications can work their magic, a solid foundation of data collection and transmission hardware must be in place There’s a popular saying in information technology circles: garbage in, garbage out. What it means

  • Table 2: Top 10 SCM Vendors by 1998 Total Revenue (revenue in US$ millions)

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    EstimatedProjectedEstimatedProjected EstimatedProjected CompanyApplicationCompanyCompanyCompanyMarket ShareMarket ShareGrowth RateGrowth Rate Software TypeRevenue 1998Revenue 1999Revenue 2000199920001998-991999-2000 i2 TechnologiesPlanning369 57188518%20%55%55% ManugisticsPlanning1921481755%4%-23%19% International Business Systems (SCM)Execution1822203087%7%21%40% Industri-Matematik Int’l Execution9670772%2%-27%10% EXE TechnologiesExecution941031243%3%10%20% McHugh Software Int’lExecution 85831043%2%-2%25% ILOGPlanning 6366792%2%5%20% Manhattan Associates Execution 6276952%2%22%25% NxTrend TechnologyExecution 5866862%2%14%30% Descartes SystemsExecution4947711%2%-4%50%

  • Tolls considered for Ontario highways

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    Ontario’s Transportation Ministry is considering more toll roads, like Hwy. 407 north of Toronto, and perhaps a toll expressway running parallel to the Queen Elizabeth Way south of the city. Ontario’s Finance Minister Ernie Eves – a fleet executive before

  • News – 01-FEB-00

    February 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    air/express… Royal Jordanian Airlines has launched a bi-weekly air cargo service at Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. Royal Jordanian chose Montreal as a link between North America and Europe. The service also makes stops in Dublin, Maastricht, Amman, and Istanbul… New Jersey-based

  • Distribution Executive of the Year Selection Criteria

    February 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    1) Innovation in the practice of industrial transportation and physical distribution management; 2) Innovation in technology and technological applications in industrial transportation and physical distribution management; 3) Contribution to industrial transportation and physical distribution through developing new concepts, problem-solving techniques

  • People in the News (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    Fritz Companies has named Roger Gervais executive vice president, North American operations. In addition, Richard Gervais has been named manager director, Canada, for Fritz Starber in Montreal… Mississauga, Ont.-based In Transit Personnel Inc. has appointed Michael Humphreys to the position

  • The Negotiator

    February 1, 2000 by Paul Briggs

    CITA DISTRIBUTION EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR Jack McMunn has an approach to business that may well be derived from his skill as a master mason: Do your homework, build from the ground up, and take it step by step. Whether

  • Facts or rhetoric?

    February 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    In these past few months there’s been a change in tone in the statements made by trucking industry groups. The Canadian Trucking Alliance, and provincial organizations like the Ontario and B.C. trucking associations, are more blunt when speaking on record

  • The Mood of the Shipper

    February 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    What are the service issues that keep you awake at night? Just how satisfied are you with your carriers, in all modes? And, while we’re asking, are your transportation costs in line with other shippers in similar industries across the

  • Distribution Executive of the Year Past Winners

    February 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    1998 – Bill Cooper, Self-employed Grain Farmer 1997 – Bill Burns, General Motors Diesel Division 1996 – Andrew Kampf, Seagram Americas 1995 – Bill Clarke, Hudson’s Bay Company 1994 – Kevin Doyle, Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd. 1993 – Terry

  • e-Booking

    February 1, 2000 by Ian Putzger

    The air cargo industry likes to see itself on the cutting edge of logistics. Thanks to the proliferation of the JIT concept, globalization and tighter supply chain management, airfreight has been elevated from an emergency solution to a strategic option