Distribution and Transportation Case Studies
Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company, LLC), operator of the world’s first pallet rental service providing all-plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, claims its customers have saved nearly US$68 million by switching from wood to plastic pallets. “Thanks to the lighter weight of our pallet (48lb versus a wood pallet’s 75-80 lb), ...
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Think Logistics turns to Kiva robots for a competitive edge
Cloud-based software smooths LCBO's purchase order and delivery operations
Ice cream distributor warms to customized WMS
Nestlé looks at off-peak deliveries to avoid congestion
Food company expands warehousing capacity by raising the roof
High Liner Foods shares its process
Ontario Association of Food Banks moved from paper and pen to a computerized system in 12 weeks
Tractor manufacturer uses Kardex Remstar lifts and carousels to make warehouse space work
Telematics target a whole lot more than the bottom line
In 2004, SNC Lavalin/Serco was awarded the contract to construct and manage Canada’s first direct airport rapid transit system. The Canada Line was Vancouver’s largest transportation infrastructure project for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and, as a result, the most visible, not only to the two million inhabitants of the city but to all Canadians. SNC Lavalin ultimately decided to award the entire rail vehicle contract to Hyundai Rotem from South Korea on November 25, 2005.
You may have noticed the worst effects of the recession have been easing off. You may also have noticed your salary increasing along with recognition and other job conditions. Michael Power reports on this year’s salary survey.
There’s no doubt shippers can save money when they use third-party logistics (3PL) providers. But to make sure the relationship with the 3PL is healthy and beneficial, shippers should communicate their expectations so the service provider understands the shipper’s needs and key performance objectives.
Wondering whether a settlement you’ve drawn up is enforceable? Consider this scenario: a logistics services provider is sued by one of its customers for negligence and breach of contract with respect to transportation and logistics services the company provided. The 4PL offers to settle the dispute; the customer accepts the offer and is delighted with the deal. But the 4PL has second thoughts and wants to undo the settlement and avoid having to comply with its terms.
Nestlé Waters Canada is innovating to keep its supply chain efficient
Tips to get supply chain a voice at the top
Ford has revamped its supply chain in part by changing the way it treats suppliers.
Imperial Tobacco Canada leverages close partnerships, technology and a trial-and-error approach to its supply chain overhaul and automation project.
In Ontario, long combination vehicles (LCVs) are classified as tractor-trailers pulling two full-length trailers, with the entire combination not exceeding 40 metres in length.
When Walmart Canada Corp opened its new fresh food distribution centre (DC) in Balzac, Alberta late last year, the company also introduced Canada’s most innovative and sustainable facility.