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The Corporate Trade industry report: August 13 2012

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Aug 13, 2012 3:29:00 PM

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Media & Marketing, Media Costs & Trends, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Freight & Logistics Costs

4 Essentials to managing seasonal inventories

Posted by Michael Villeneuve on Jun 21, 2012 2:53:00 PM

When it comes to managing inventory and supply chains in today’s competitive world, Canadians have it tough. With over 5,000 kilometers from coast to coast and a highly decentralized population spread across 9,984 square kilometers of land, it’s not always easy to have the right inventory at the right place at the right time.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Inventory Turnover & Closeouts, Case Studies

Friday the 13th : Capital equipment and the corrugator scare

Posted by Michael Villeneuve on Apr 13, 2012 2:08:00 PM

Today is Friday the 13th. So as an ode to the classic horror films of the 80's I thought I would share a chilling tale of selling-problem-assets gone wrong. Fortunately for the sake of this blog, I have many experiences from which to draw, but none more scary than a client's story of the asset that just wouldn't go away.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, EBIT, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Case Studies, Capital Equipment

Inventory management for the winter that never was

Posted by Andrew Bulmer on Apr 2, 2012 2:01:00 PM

This weekend in Toronto I’ll be pulling out my golf clubs earlier than ever to head to the driving range to get my swing in shape for an extended golf season thanks to the “winter that never was”. A recent article by Marina Strauss of the Globe and Mail outlined the effect that the weather has had on retailers forced to discount winter seasonal merchandise and scramble to get their hands on spring and summer merchandise inventories.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management, A Word from the Managing Director Andrew Bulmer, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Inventory Turnover & Closeouts

Innovative risk management through the supply chain

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Mar 4, 2012 1:48:00 PM

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Risk Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Inventory Turnover & Closeouts