Julia Kuzeljevich ()

8 posts by Julia Kuzeljevich

T&A M&A activity heats up in second quarter

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics industry has been heating up in the second quarter of 2014, with the total volume and value of deals increasing over the first quarter of 2014, as well as the second quarter last year, according to a PwC report. Still, overall M&A activity in the

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Down with the ship

Two transportation-sector tragedies, one quite recent, one nearly a year old yet still fresh in the minds of all Canadians, have played out very publicly in the media. Both have shed light on personal responsibility, and where this might begin, and never quite end, in the supply chain. We will continue to see how the repercussions

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Whither NAFTA?

The North American Free Trade Agreement turned 20 this January 1 Signed by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Mexican President Carlos Salinas, and U.S. President George H.W. Bush, the pact first came into effect on January 1, 1994. Much discussion around the deal and “next steps” centers around whether the agreement has failed to live up

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Lessons from an ice storm

Is there an all-encompassing contingency plan for emergencies like power outages? That’s the question I was asking myself the night of December 21 when an ice storm befell us and the power got knocked out for 30 hours. We were considerably lucky-elsewhere in the city of Toronto and across the province, people endured days on

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Why “in-store” retail makes the supply chain look bad

It’s no secret the Canadian retail landscape is changing. But in which direction, and with what results? Consumers loyal to “Canadian” brands like to talk about the “invasion” of American retailers, but as Ian Gragtmans pointed out at Transportation Media’s recent Surface Transportation Summit, retailing in Canada has evolved with more of an “international” effect.

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The mood for risk

Measuring the mood from an editorial perspective, risk management in the supply chain has become a buzzword of sorts. The idea of risk mitigation and management is not new. What’s new is perhaps the awareness of how vulnerable global supply chains can become, in the context of potential disruptions that can wreak havoc on them.

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