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U.S. Retailers Continue with Canadian Invasion

When upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc. announced in September that it would open four locations in Canada beginning in the fall of 2014, it joined a growing list of U.S. retail chains that have crossed the border into the … Continue reading

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Mexico Offers Nearshoring Opportunities for Canadian Businesses

While there are no predictions Canadian importers are ready to move away from China as a leading provider of manufactured goods, favorable business and labor conditions in Mexico have resulted in a spike in Canadian interest in the country.  And … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Supply Chain Data, Is Less More?

There is no disputing that today’s supply chains are data driven, faster and leaner than before, some industry experts are starting to question whether too much data can be counterproductive.  Instead of searching for ways to tap into more information, … Continue reading

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Environmental Factors Not a Concern for Most Shippers

Earlier this year, Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent announced new regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles.  The new regulations, according to Kent, would have the equivalent effect of removing 650,000 personal vehicles from the road … Continue reading

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Trucking Capacity Shortage May Finally Be Here

Carriers have been warning for the past two years that the trucking industry is facing a serious capacity shortage, and that it was only a matter of time before that shortage would start to affect operations. Well, that time may … Continue reading

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Canada/European Trade Agreement A Threat to U.S. Businesses?

Talks between Canada and the European Union aimed at reaching a free trade agreement have reached a critical phase, with final sign-offs expected in the coming months.  And while the expected net benefit for Canada could be an economic boost … Continue reading

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Businesses Find Revenue in Smart Returns Management

It used to be that customer returns were treated as the ugly duckling of retail management.  Returns were tolerated, because they had to be, but were pretty much tossed aside and seen as a drain on the bottom line. Not … Continue reading

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Your Supply Chain – One Bad Storm Away from Disaster?

One thing every business can agree on, the need has never been greater to safeguard supply chains against the unexpected.  Last year’s harsh U.S. winter, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, unrest in the Middle East – and even fallout from … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Vehicles – Next Step in Supply Chain Sustainability?

With the price of a gallon of diesel fuel seemingly stuck above $4, it is not surprising talk is growing about options for fleet owners and managers to look beyond traditional fuel engines. Most recent, the Conference Board of Canada … Continue reading

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U.S. Clean Fleet Initiative Mirrors Purolator’s Greening the Fleet

When President Barack Obama announced a “National Clean Fleets Partnership,” he challenged the nation’s businesses to find ways to help reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign oil, and to “replace your old fleet with a clean energy fleet….”  The President … Continue reading

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