Category Archives: Real Estate

Sharing Kevin O’Leary’s Omni-Channel Epiphany!

Recently I attended the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE Conference and to be honest when I heard Kevin O’Leary was speaking, all I expected to hear from him was a funny and entertaining talk. This advance expectation was rapidly confirmed … Continue reading

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Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada. And by the way, if … Continue reading

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Toys“R”Us, Canada partners with SCI Logistics to Open New DC

To better accommodate its customers in Western Canada, Toys“R”Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia. The 180,000 sq. ft. facility is strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic … Continue reading

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Microsoft Logistics Fleeing Germany Because of Patent Fears

From EBN: “Here’s something you don’t see every day: A Fortune 100 company and big-name technology business is shifting its distribution operations because of a lawsuit. According to various news sources, including the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Microsoft Corp. … Continue reading

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California Passes Cap & Trade Program: Look for Major Supply Chain Impacts

From California Environmental Protection Agency: “The formal Cap-and-Trade rulemaking began with the release of the Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR). The ISOR and formal rulemaking materials are available on the cap-and-trade rulemaking web page. The Board Hearing on … Continue reading

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Attend The 10th Annual ISM Services Conference

From ISM.ws : “This program is designed for supply management professionals responsible for not only acquiring services but also for developing the supply chain strategies that support the goals and objectives of the organization. Focusing on diverse examples of both … Continue reading

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Need for Third Party Logistics is Growing

Day by day it becomes more and more apparent that third party logistics is emerging as the most logical alternative for firms desiring the most cost and service effective supply chain possible. As the current recession is now on the … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Network Top Ten Search Terms – Q4 2008

In July 2008, a customized Google Search function was established for the Supply Chain Network site and now after six months, we’re pleased to highlight the Top Ten Supply Chain Network Search Terms! Click on each of the terms listed … Continue reading

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Can You Build a Carbon-Efficient Supply Chain?

From CIO: “There’s no shortage of green initiatives growing from companies’ marketing departments. Yet while CEOs and marketing chiefs may be demanding greener operations, most supply chain execs don’t know where to begin. In a recent Forrester Research report, analyst … Continue reading

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Momentarily Beat the Winter Blahs!

For those of you south of the Mason-Dixon line, please forgive me a moment while I speak to all those working away in the frozen north. It’s been one of the worst winters in recent memory and I managed to … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! Green Supply Chain Network

Those of you who’ve been reading Supply Chain Network for awhile will be aware of my personal interest and ongoing coverage of green initiatives and alternatives as they relate to logistics and supply chain management. To me these projects have … Continue reading

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A Green Distribution Center: Easier Than You Think

From mmh.com: “Building an environmentally friendly distribution center isn’t as difficult or as costly as you might think. That’s according to Chris Joyce, manager of the new eastern region distribution center for the outdoor gear and clothing company REI. Joyce … Continue reading

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Global Survey Shows “Green” Construction Costs Dramatically Lower Than Believed

From wbcsd.org: “Survey finds green costs overestimated by 300% and a need to foster zero net energy construction. Key players in real estate and construction misjudge the costs and benefits of “green” buildings, creating a major barrier to more energy … Continue reading

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Winning DC Designs: Forever Green – JohnsonDiversey

From DC Velocity:” A lot of companies are jumping on the “green” bandwagon these days. JohnsonDiversey isn’t one of them. It’s not that the company isn’t environmentally conscious. It is. It’s just that the Sturtevant, Wis.-based manufacturer of cleaning and … Continue reading

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Green Supply Chains: Moving Beyond Logistics

From FT.com: “As companies start to examine the environmental footprint of their supply chains, attention has often focused on transport and logistics. But while the movement of products across the globe is one of the most visible signs of the … Continue reading

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Environment Will Drive Major Logistics Real Estate Shift

One can’t turn around today without seeing the growing impact rising environmental consciousness is having on both consumer choices and by extension business practices. As companies become more environmentally astute, either through brute force of customer will or in combination … Continue reading

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Strategic Site Selection: Warehouse Prices Growing

From: Strategic Site Selection: “Warehouses are filling up faster and prices for distribution centers appear to be stacking up just as rapidly as shippers look for space to mitigate risks of disruption to their ever-lengthening supply chains. But experts say … Continue reading

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