A Catalyst for Supply Chain Profitability

Below we will share some articles and thoughts, remember to come back often!


2020 Vision. My Top 10


2020 Vision: 10 for 2020 and Beyond:

Another decade arrives, and brings with it some fun and challenges for the Supply Chain Community:

Number 1: Insurance Rates SkyRocket – You would have had to be under a rock to not have heard the Siren’s call of the trucking insurer’s. Get your house in order AND expect to be presented with increases. The importance of your procedures and policies, as well as your safety scores, is paramount. Insurance companies want to make sure you have Kevlar underwe...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

Time for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to move into the 20th Century


I realise everyone else is almost a 5th of the way into the 21st Century. But given that the wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, the MTO appears to have got stuck at a stop light.

In an era when everything from banking to insurance to travel can be done online; in an era when you can access your credit scores from your phone and makes trades on the stock market from anywhere with an internet connection, it is near impossible to do even the most basic of transactions with the MTO through the int...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

The Addictive Impact of Ignoring Safety and it's Long Term Outcome


If you have ever been a cigarette smoker, you know the visceral attraction that is addiction. It runs deep and is overcome only with a significant effort and determination. It is a change that takes absolute dedication, and one you will not achieve unless you believe the goal is of value. For most of us ex-smokers, we underwent the physical and psychological pain of withdrawal for many reasons, ranging from the financial cost, both direct in the ever increasing costs at the store, to the ind...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

C-TPAT Updates Participation Standards


C-TPAT is updating the minimum security requirements for all members to participate. While not all the changes are diffiuclt or expenive to implement, I suspect some smaller participants, especially ones who haven't materially benefitted from the program, may find some of the cyber-security requirements onerous.  

CTPAT Third Party Logistics Providers _3PLs_ Booklet 2019.pdf

CTPAT U.S. Highway Carriers Booklet 2019.pdf

 

For Canadian participants exploring a mutual recognition agreement...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

Bill 86


Bill 86 – Changes to the Canada Labour Code for Workers in the Federal Jurisdiction

Disclaimer

This is not intended to be used for legal purposes. It is an information document only. If you require legal advice, contact a labour employment specialist lawyer.  Don’t know one? Drop me a line and I can put you in touch with a couple.

Not all of these changes have been implemented as of the time of the writing of this post. Different components are being applied at different times - but they a...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm