GREEN FUTURE OF FREIGHT

January 31, 2017

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Operational measures and full implementation of existing technologies can reduce ship energy consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 75%. Moving long-haul freight by rail can immediately reduce CO2 emissions from freight transport over 60%.

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Canadian Shipper is written for Canadian supply chain professionals, with a focus on the transportation link of the supply chain. Coverage includes manufacturing, resource, retail, and wholesale trade, who utilize motor carrier, rail, air, and/or marine transportation services. Editorial content includes news and analysis, industry profiles, geographic market reports, and analysis of issues and trends affecting supply chains either within Canada, or in the broader global theatre.

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Reverse Logistics: A Priority for Distribution Strategy

Article | April 15, 2020

The rapid growth of e-commerce continues to create new challenges for retailers as they plan distribution strategies. One of those challenges is managing the high volume of returns. One in three shoppers returns items, and more than half read a company’s returns policy before making a purchase. Retailers lose $50 billion annually due to inefficiencies in processing returns, and distribution centers handling returns need 15% to 20% more space than a traditional facility.

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Schneider Electric for suppliers

Article | June 27, 2020

At Schneider Electric, meeting our customers’ expectations is a key priority. As concern over COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) grows, we are monitoring developments to this situation globally, as well as following local health and government regulations, continually assessing and responding to changes. Our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) has been tested and implemented in geographies impacted. This plan includes health and safety, supply chain, lifecycle management services, and IT infrastructure. Schneider Electric operations meet the criteria of an essential critical infrastructure as defined by most governments. While we do not anticipate interruptions to our operations, local governments may require temporary containment measures. In these cases, we comply with local laws, and in most cases seek support from local authorities to maintain critical business operations as an essential business for our communities.

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Ultimate guide to warehouse logistics: Enhance organization, movement, and management

Article | October 19, 2020

Warehouse logistics is the heart of any supply chain operation, assimilating and dispatching goods to ensure availability and timely delivery. With more consumers turning to e-commerce, it’s important for businesses of all sizes to bolster the supply chain to handle the e-commerce business model. According to research conducted by BigCommerce, the top three factors that influence consumers’ online purchasing decisions are convenience, cost and free shipping. In fact, the National Retail Federation (NRF) found that 75% of consumers expect delivery to be free even for orders under $50.

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Transportation Technology: A Source Of Clarity For Supply Chains In Need

Article | April 15, 2020

Transportation has always been the cornerstone of the supply chain and arguably its most targeted area when something goes wrong with a shipment. Why is my package late? What is my load’s current location? What is the ETA for my order? These are the daily questions that come from warehouses, distribution centers, and their end consumers – and they’re being asked now more than ever. Answering these questions requires holistic visibility into your supply chain that can only be achieved with the right mix of transportation technology and data management.

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Canadian Shipper

Canadian Shipper is written for Canadian supply chain professionals, with a focus on the transportation link of the supply chain. Coverage includes manufacturing, resource, retail, and wholesale trade, who utilize motor carrier, rail, air, and/or marine transportation services. Editorial content includes news and analysis, industry profiles, geographic market reports, and analysis of issues and trends affecting supply chains either within Canada, or in the broader global theatre.

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