Beginning June 7, 2011, a bi-weekly, three-part podcast series will be launched, covering some of the most pressing issues in today's world of global logistics and supply chain management. The series will provide support to businesses looking to better their current practices.
The podcasts will see experts from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and UPS Canada interviewed for up-to-date trends in global logistics and advice on how best to cope with some of the most common challenges.
Following is a list of topics and synopses of the podcasts:
Re-setting Sights: How your small business can explore new markets for growth and profit
|Guest:||Jean-Michel Laurin, vice-president of Global Business Policy for Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters|
|Broadcast date:||June 7, 2011|
The recession in the U.S. is forcing many Canadian businesses to revisit their export targets toward a more diversified strategy. While the strength of the loonie might make export challenging, there are emerging markets in which Canadian goods are wanted and welcomed.
The UPS Podcast Series for Small Business speaks to Jean-Michel Laurin, vice-president of Global Business Policy for Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, for a discussion of the best markets to explore in 2011 and which to avoid. Listeners will learn not only the who's who of today's international trade but also how best to engage them.
Invisible Infrastructure: A global opportunity for Canadian small businesses
|Guest:||Wayne Bosch, vice-president of Customer Solutions for UPS Canada|
|Broadcast date:||June 21, 2011|
Going global might seem daunting, especially to smaller businesses with few employees whose resources are fairly limited. The investment into going global seems ominous — planes, trains, cargo, customs and exchange rates. These terms alone scare off most entrepreneurs. But today's technology makes going global much less complex than it's perceived to be.
Join Wayne Bosch, vice-president of Customer Solutions for UPS Canada for a discussion on advancements in international supply chain infrastructure that can open up new worlds to Canada's small businesses and allow them to take advantage of global opportunities that will put them on a level playing field with competitors in emerging markets, including China and India.
|Guest:||Jim Ramsay, vice-president of Freight Forwarding for UPS Canada|
|Broadcast date:||July 5, 2011|
Japan's recent disaster was an eye-opening moment for many international companies who rely on Japan as a key link in their supply chain. For some businesses, the disaster wreaked havoc on their supply chains and forced their operations to halt until they could develop a contingency plan; for others it was a minor disruption. Why did the effects of the disaster vary so greatly? What did those for whom the disaster was a minor disruption do in advance to prepare for this unexpected event?
Join Jim Ramsay, vice-president of Freight Forwarding for UPS Canada, for a discussion on supply chain contingency planning. Listeners will learn how to identify high-risk supply chain routes, prospective alternatives, and the costs/benefits of maintaining back-up supply chain links.