Are You a Supply Chain Leader or Laggard?

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With a title like that, you’re probably expecting a discussion of the wonders of new supply chain technologies, but actually I’m less focused on tools than on talent.Building supply chain leadership, managing supply chain talent and valuing supply chain expertise are critical for achieving long-term efficiencies. Technologies change – and will continue to change. It takes dedicated leadership, nurtured talent and deep expertise to identify, evaluate and implement the appropriate technologies.

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VA Transport is a specialized transportation company offering TL and LTL transportation services, as well as logistics services across Canada. Over the years, our vision has continuously evolved in order to meet the growing challenges in the market place and the specific needs of our customers.

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How smart tech can transform warehousing

Article | February 23, 2020

A quick look into the history of warehouse management tells us that it was once a very paper-intensive process, heavily reliant on human beings to co-ordinate the multitude of activities that take place within the warehouse. However, ever-rising customer expectations, e-tailing/omni-channel and the pressure of quicker delivery times, increasing operational complexity along with the unprecedented advancement in smart technologies call for smart warehousing management systems, empowered by the Internet of Things or IoT.

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Three ways to increase supply chain speed in manufacturing

Article | February 23, 2020

Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at how organisations can speed up their manufacturing supply chain. As the world continues to mass adopt innovative technology and the ease in which consumers are able to receive information via the internet increases, consumers are demanding more immediacy when it comes to the services and the products that manufacturing organisations provide. WIth this in mind, industries need to ensure that they are prioritising speed across their operations, in order to meet customer demands. With supply chains becoming increasingly virtual as a result of innovative technology, the manufacturing sector needs to focus on developing a clear strategy in order to boost its overall responsiveness to demands.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION

Article | February 23, 2020

Countries globally are working tirelessly to enforce containment measures in an effort to halt the Coronavirus' path of destruction. However, these measures may impose significant consequences on global supply networks. Given China’s position in the global economy, the Coronavirus, COVID-19 , has the potential to disrupt sourcing and manufacturing processes significantly.

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Transportation 2020: Top 4 Ways For Shippers To Navigate The Road Ahead

Article | February 23, 2020

For shippers, the past two years have been a roller coaster ride. As quickly as capacity became limited and freight rates increased in 2018, the opposite occurred in 2019. Carriers that had invested in equipment and drivers in 2018 saw excess capacity and plummeting rates in 2019, a year with a record number of trucking company bankruptcies. It was a dramatic shift that occurred much faster than typical cyclical changes in the transportation industry.

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VA Transport is a specialized transportation company offering TL and LTL transportation services, as well as logistics services across Canada. Over the years, our vision has continuously evolved in order to meet the growing challenges in the market place and the specific needs of our customers.

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