May 4th, 2017 – Tour of Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

On Thursday May 4th, 2017 CMHDS Members toured the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) facility in North Burnaby. Located on the grounds of the Shell Refinery, this facility is one of three located on the BC Coast that can deploy marine spill response at a moment’s notice anywhere along the coast of Western Canada using their extensive inventory of the most sophisticated spill response equipment available today, including 28 response vessels and over 50 response … [Read more...]

Apr 5, 2017 – Millennial’s In Leadership Roles Breakfast Seminar

On Wednesday April 5th, 2017 Roma Strenja & Jeremy Peters of Adecco Canada presented “Millennial's in Leadership Roles”. 2017 marks a significant shift in the workforce with millennial's now representing the largest percentage of the workforce for the very first time, with 28% already sitting in management positions and 2/3 seeing themselves in management roles within the next ten years. As more millennial's assume leadership positions, you may notice changes in the nature of the … [Read more...]

Mar 8, 2017 – Grand & Toy Distribution Centre Tour

On Wednesday March 8th, 2017 CMHDS Members toured the Grand & Toy Distribution Centre. Located in South Burnaby, the facility distributes the latest technology, furniture and everyday office supplies throughout Western Canada. Tour highlights included a number of current industry hot topics including: Near 100% recycling resulting in garbage pickup only once per year How management kept associates continually updated during recent mergers and company changes The facility's recent … [Read more...]

February 8 & 9, 2017 – Cargo Logistics Canada

The Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference is Canada’s largest supply chain event and it took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on February 8th & 9th! 2,500+ delegates and 100+ industry leading speakers discussed issues relevant to the entire freight spectrum. The event also included exclusive tours and networking events, as well as Canada’s only full-scale supply chain trade show featuring 50,000 square feet of products, services and technologies relevant to air, … [Read more...]

Jan 17, 2017 – 5S Workplace Organization Breakfast Meeting

On Tuesday January 17th, 2017 Daniel Westlund, Distribution Manager at Best Buy Canada spoke about how his facility recently launched and implemented a 5S Workplace Organization Program at their Langley Distribution Centre. 5S was originally developed in Japan and is one of the techniques that enabled Just-in-Time manufacturing. The methodology has expanded from manufacturing and is now being applied to a wide variety of industries including logistics. The five 5S phases are Sort (Seiri), Set … [Read more...]