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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

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    One road, one bridge, one big country

    March 2, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Traditionally, January is the month people start afresh, and try to initiate change for the better. I’m not recommending adopting binge-purge juice diets or aiming for unrealistic expectations of self-betterment. Having said that, everyone could use a little life coaching

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    The logistics behind moving A T. rex named Sue

    March 2, 2016 by Kim Sterling

    by Kim Sterling 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 skull; the first of its meat-eating

  • Cargo at rest at increased risk for pilferage

    December 23, 2015 by Tom Mann, President, TrakLok International

    Statistics show that cargo at rest is at an increased risk for pilferage and full container theft.  This is especially true over holiday or extended weekends.  This time of year is marked by increased traffic congestion, crowded truck stops, and a

  • NAFTA: differences between shipping to the U.S. and to Mexico

    November 13, 2015 by Christian Sivière

    In effect since January 1st, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement has greatly stimulated trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico and Canadian exporters are taking advantage of it. When it comes to shipping to these markets, there

  • The way to pay

    September 18, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Is your salary keeping up? Our 2015 survey results paint the picture Results are in for our 16th annual Survey of the Canadian Supply Chain Professional, and as usual they shed some interesting light on the state of compensation and

  • A question I didn’t really want answered

    September 18, 2015 by Lou Smyrlis

    What happens to global supply chains if China’s economy falters? About a decade ago, when we had grown giddy on China’s consistent double digit growth economy as a major contributor to world economic growth, I remember asking at an industry