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Private Fleet vs. Dedicated

Private Fleet vs. Dedicated

In today changing environment many Logistics and Transportation professionals are asking themself a lot of questions. The question about transportation fleet operation and related costs is certainly on top of the list. Managing its own private fleet or choosing to switch to a dedicated fleet that gives businesses the advantages of owning their own fleet without dealing with...

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Logistics Coaching

Logistics Coaching

In a general way coaching is to support a person in his management skills, decision-making process to allow him to progress, learn and put into practice new approaches. Coaching is not technical, it focuses on personal skills and abilities to face challenges. Technical knowledge is the result of classroom learning or specific training, the know-how develops with time...

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What I'm Doing Versus What I should Do

What I’m Doing Versus What I should Do

When logisticians are confronted with this question, it is legitimate for them to question how they manage their team and use their time. Often, we realize that there is room for improvement. On the one hand, we allow the current situation to continue and possibly deteriorate, or on the other, we can take a step back and question ourselves....

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Warehouse Layout Optimization: Some basics steps

Warehouse Layout Optimization: Some basics steps

The goal of warehouse layout design is to optimize your warehousing functions and achieve maximum efficiency and space utilization. A warehouse is typically divided into areas to support your every day processes. These areas include: reserve storage, forward pick, cross docking, shipping, receiving, assembly/special handling lines, and quality/inspection area. Designing a new facility starts with analyzing your current...

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Retail logistics growth challenges

Retail logistics growth challenges

More and more Quebec retailers are facing a rapid growth in sales in the last two years. A sizable part of this growth comes from E-Commerce sales, but it does seem that our retailers also do a very good job with their store operations. With this rapid growth comes logistical challenges that may affect your service levels and...

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E-Commerce Warehouse Design Best Practices

E-Commerce Warehouse Design Best Practices

As we were reading few weeks ago, the race is on to develop efficient and optimized warehouses and DC's to support the E-Commerce business growth. There are multiple best practices for tackling those challenges, here are nine of them: 1- Level out your order volume during the year: We all know that the order volume peaks, during Christmas and...

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Warehouse automation, are you the perfect candidate?

Warehouse automation, are you the perfect candidate?

Warehouse automation projects truly are worth considering when productivity increase and payback are critical to you on both short and long term. But such conceptual changes are not always easy to implement and require very detailed planning and analysis in order to ensure that your investment will quickly generate the expected benefits. Conscious of the magnitude of such...

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8 E-Commerce Logistics Trends

8 E-Commerce Logistics Trends

Over the years GCL has been involved in helping corporation to build E-Commerce business cases as well has helping them to grow tacking into consideration the important role of Logistics. Here are some important trends that we see forging the future of E-Commerce: Focus on inventory visibility and accuracy to support the best online shopping experience and also...

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Building a Proactive Supply Chain

Building a Proactive Supply Chain

Supply Chain industry has evolved in the last few decades with the aid of several technological enhancements and innovative strategies. Traditional flow of goods is now accompanied more and more by flow of data and information. There is however a greater need for supply chain management systems to become more proactive by better utilizing available data and information....

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Pharmaceutical industry : challenges and opportunities

Pharmaceutical industry : challenges and opportunities

For the past 20 years, GCL Canada has developed an expertise helping pharmaceutical companies overcome logistic challenges and implement processes and systems that have ensured growth for the years to come. As we all know, the Canadian pharmaceutical industry is tightly controlled by Health Canada, making its quality analysis and quality control groups all the more important. Below...

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