March 6 & 13, 2018 – BC Liquor Distribution Branch Tour

On Tuesday March 6th and 13th, CMHDS Members toured the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) Distribution Centre in Vancouver, BC. The facility is moving from its current location to the Tilbury Industrial Park in Delta later in 2018 so one of the high points of the tour was to hear about some of the pre-move preparations and how the two facilities compare. Other tour features included how the LDB serves its omni-channel customers, ordering and service cycles, how the LDB has maintained … [Read more...]

Cargo Logistics Canada 2018

On February 6th to 8th, 2018 the Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference took place at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre. North America?s only multimodal show, drew thousands of delegates from across all supply chain sectors. The 3-day conference included 30+ seminars led by 100+ industry experts, with topics encompassing the entire freight spectrum. The show also offered exclusive tours and networking events, as well as Canada?s only full-scale supply chain trade show featuring 50,000 … [Read more...]

Jan 23, 2018 – Creating Your Racking Regulations Compliance Plan

On Tuesday January 23rd, 2018, John Gilder of RackSafe spoke about how to create your Racking Regulations Compliance Plan. During this seminar John did a breakdown of all nine sections of WorkSafeBC?s New Racking Regulations (effective January 1, 2018) and provided strategies and action items for each section so attendees could develop an executable plan to ensure their company is compliant. About John Gilder John has been in the logistics industry for over 35 years and is the General … [Read more...]

Nov 23, 2017 – MEC Distribution Centre Tour

On Thursday November 23, 2017 CMHDS Members toured the MEC Distribution Centre in Surrey, B.C. Located on 16 acres this 182,000 sq foot facility boasts pick to light, carousel, and environmentally friendly technology. The facility operates 7 days a week over multiple shifts, employs 80 people, services MEC?s 22 stores, thriving e-commerce fulfillment, and handles over 24,000 SKU?s. The Surrey DC was opened in 2008, and is a combination of a refurbishment of an existing building as well as … [Read more...]

Nov 1, 2017 – Racking Regulations Breakfast Meeting #2

On Wednesday November 1, 2017 CMHDS Members met with staff from WorkSafeBC who answered questions about the implementation of the Racking Regulations coming into effect on January 1, 2018. WorkSafeBC did a short presentation covering the new regulations and the supporting documents and then the remainder of the meeting was spent on Questions & Answers. Most importantly there were two WorkSafeBC Enforcement Officers in attendance who were answering questions about how they will be enforcing … [Read more...]