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  • Talking to Canada’s leading (trucking) ladies

    May 20, 2016 by Sonia Straface

    Record numbers were in attendance at Trucking HR Canada’s second annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit this March 3. Hurricane Hazel McCallion was the opening speaker, followed by a series of educational panels and presentations. Trucking HR Canada first put

  • Trailer Wizards’ Anne McKee, Chief Operating Officer, on providing steadfast, professional commercial trailer solutions

    May 20, 2016 by Canadian Shipper

    CANADIAN SHIPPER: What do you see as the top trends that will drive company strategy in 2016, whether on the human resources, economy, regulatory or other fronts? ANNE MCKEE: Our strategy remains steadfast: “To provide professional commercial trailer solutions throughout

  • Fossil moves

    May 20, 2016 by Kim Sterling

    The logistics behind moving a Tyrannosaurus Rex named Sue In the summer of 1884, Canadian geologist Joseph Tyrell and his team were looking for coal in the Red Deer River valley of Alberta when they stumbled upon a 70-million-year-old dinosaur

  • IN REVERSE

    May 20, 2016 by Ken Mark

    The rising importance of returns logistics In its short existence, e-commerce has successfully pushed reverse logistics higher up on the corporate totem pole of online retailers and their last-mile carriers. The founding CEO of online shoe retailer, Zappos, Tony Hsieh,

  • A Change in Menu

    May 20, 2016 by Carroll McCormick

    Preparing for new food safety rules Canadian shippers and carriers exporting food to the United States face a lot of changes in order to become compliant with the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA), published last September. It includes the Final

  • Greg Laurin, President Conestoga Cold Storage, on REGS, GROWTH and WMS

    May 20, 2016 by Canadian Shipper

    CANADIAN SHIPPER: Conestoga operates five fully-automated cold storage warehouses with a total storage volume of over 37 million cubic feet. You are serving customers worldwide. Can you discuss trends you are seeing with regard to particular products and flows? LAURIN:

  • Armour Transportation Systems’ Ralston Armour, president of Courier & Logistics, on the growth of courier, visibility and building efficiency

    May 20, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    CANADIAN SHIPPER: What do you see as the top challenges and/or trends that will drive your courier and/or logistics division in 2016? RALSTON ARMOUR: In courier, we continue to see a trend in small package delivery as the online shopping

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    A ‘‘new era’’ in tracking

    March 30, 2016 by By Ian Putzger

    RFID takes Air Canada to piece level visibility Air Canada Cargo is in the process of rolling out RFID technology in warehouses in order to capture shipments at the piece level, reduce errors and facilitate the handling process. “This has

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    CLICK’n CONNECT

    March 30, 2016 by By Ken Mark

    Retail shippers are seeking innovative solutions to meet changing shopper priorities. Omni-channel retailing has added convenience to the basic trio of price, selection and service as market differentiators. Increasingly, consumers are placing greater value on the time they spend shopping. They

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    Making the Map

    March 30, 2016 by By Carroll McCormick

    Reviewing regulation; mobile apps to change landscape Packed with 100 tonnes of fresh lobster, a Korean Air Cargo Boeing 777F lifts off from the Halifax International Airport’s Runway 05/25 and disappears into the clouds. After a refueling stop in Anchorage,

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    Coaching Corner

    March 30, 2016 by By Carolina Billings, CPCC, CHRL, MA-IS

    Toxic workplace environment? Lack of communication? You are not alone. As a reminder, please submit your questions in confidence to info@thecoachingcorner.ca. Well, let’s get started. I received an email that was particularly urgent and of a recurring concern within organizations.

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    Outside the box

    March 29, 2016 by Canadian Shipper

    Delving into the results from our 2016 CANADIAN SHIPPER AND MM&D THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS SURVEY Outsourcing continues to increase in popularity as a solution that addresses supply chain challenges, as our latest Third Party Logistics survey indicates. But respondents still indicate there