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    Food Safety Audits: the preparatory process

    March 2, 2016 by Canadian Shipper

    A case study In late 2014, Global Distribution & Warehousing, a Mississauga based contract warehouse, decided to become certified through BRC (British Retail Council) under the GFSI quality umbrella. The move was completely proactive, as no existing customer mandated formal

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    A First or last frontier? Weighing the benefits of packaging optimization

    March 2, 2016 by Canadian Shipper

    Jack Ampuja is head of Supply Chain Optimizers, and teaches supply chain management to MBA students at Niagara University, in New York. He has also completed more than 500 packaging-related projects. Speaking at the recent CITT annual conference, Ampuja said

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    The triple bottom line: generating a good sustainability report

    March 2, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Shippers are under increasing pressure to respond to the climate change challenge – they must understand, monitor and report their supply chain carbon footprint in order to meet their reporting and regulatory obligations. These reporting obligations are ever more stringent,

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    Game up

    March 2, 2016 by Ian Putzger

    Creating visibility all the way the go-to standard Uwe Glaser, chief executive officer of Cargomind, a Vienna-based logistics provider, figures that forwarders will have to up their game to meet clients’ expectations. “I think end-to-end visibility will become standard,” he

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    Simplifying the Seaway

    March 2, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    St. Lawrence Seaway aims to showcase how it can beat obstacles and save shippers time and money The number of vessels currently in the Great Lakes-Seaway system had exceeded the five-year average at the season’s close just before December 30,

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    Working the system

    March 2, 2016 by Ken Mark

    Forging ahead on the rules of eManifest The bad news for trucking firms bringing goods into Canada is that after January 11, they may face possible AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System) fines and delays unless they have registered for the

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    Links in the chain

    March 2, 2016 by Ken Mark

    Signatories to the Transpacific Trade Partnership will need to modernize their logistics practices Canada’s recent signing of the Transpacific Trade Partnership (TPP) treaty with 11 other countries is a dramatic step on its own. But when combined with our earlier

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    THE FAIR RAIL FREIGHT SERVICE ACT 2 YEARS LATER

    March 2, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    At a recent seminar for shippers held by the Freight Management Association of Canada, Forrest Hume, partner with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, talked about remedies designed to level the playing field for shippers using rail service in Canada. DLA Piper

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    Unique and secure: anti-counterfeiting tool has application in pharma

    March 2, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    In September 2015, Systech International launched UniSecure, a universal brand and product protection solution that the company said can uniquely identify and register any single manufactured product. That individual product can then be tracked throughout the supply chain and authenticated

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    A better outcome

    March 2, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Solid partnerships the key to efficiency in healthcare logistics In the world of healthcare logistics, collaboration is on the increase as diagnostic companies and pharma are creating partnerships, health systems are sharing information, and payors and manufacturers aim to create

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    An ambitious agenda

    March 2, 2016 by Carolyn Gruske

    A renewed agreement on internal trade could break interprovincial barriers Muskoka Brewery had been doing what all businesses were supposed to do: growing and expanding. The craft beer company, which was founded in Bracebridge, Ont. in 1996, had matured from

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    New mobile app offers customer overview of temperature sensitive shipments

    March 2, 2016 by Canadian Shipper

    Just before Canadian Shipper was going to press in early January, DHL Global Forwarding released the LifeTrack mobile app for customers. The free application, available for iOS and Android, grants users on-the-go access to DHL’s proprietary online cold chain tracking