Pressure Relief for the Supply Chain

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Colliers Canada’s Supply Chain group formed a task force consisting of industry, academic and government leaders to support collaboration and sharing of knowledge during the disruption caused by COVID-19.

One area that was quickly identified as a risk is warehouse capacity. With the current drop in demand for non-essential goods caused by regional lockdowns and shuttered retail locations, inventory continues to build up in warehouses and distribution centres across Canada. In addition, incoming containers carrying inventory need to be unloaded in a timely fashion to ensure availability of containers for exporters. This will be of significant importance as we start to open up the economy again and need to get goods moving.

Vacancy is at record low levels in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal – The following is an overview of the Alberta markets that have the capacity to absorb this spike in demand with current availability. In addition, these markets are well- positioned on the rail lines coming out of Vancouver and Prince Rupert ports, which means unloaded containers can be quickly repositioned without adding too much incremental transport cost to the temporary inventory storage solution.

Learn more about pressure relief for the supply chain here.


For More Information, Please Contact:

Nick Gaganiaras

Executive Managing Director, Supply Chain Consulting

Toronto West

There is a tremendous amount of value that can be leveraged through the successful design, implementation, and execution of a supply chain. Whether through in-house or outsourced arrangements, organizations are able to differentiate themselves by harnessing their supply chains to deliver exceptional customer experiences.

I am a passionate supply chain leader with extensive experience in the Canadian marketplace. I have designed, implemented, and operated supply chains for automotive, high tech, healthcare, and consumer goods organizations. I also have extensive experience in the point-to-point courier market and mission critical service parts fulfillment operations.

I have a strong appreciation for the unique differences and needs each industry has with the ability to translate needs and wants into an efficient and capable supply chain solution.

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