Logistics in Canada

Logistics is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the flow and storage of goods and services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Supply chain management provides supervision and direction for the various parts of the distribution system including production scheduling and inventory control, transportation, warehousing, wholesaling, retailing and brokerage.


Industry profile

Archived publications

Global Business Strategy and Innovation: A Canadian Logistics Perspective (March 2011)

Provides insights on the following aspects of logistics:

  • Logistics business models
  • Global sourcing
  • Investment in distribution facilities
  • Innovation trends and strategies
  • Best-in-Class analysis

Green Supply Chain Management (November 2009)

State of Logistics: The Canadian Report 2008 (November 2008)

Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters partnered with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to undertake the first Canadian State of Logistics Report. This strategic information can be used to identify best practices, develop benchmarks, justify investments and innovation decisions, monitor industry performance, and become more competitive in global value-chains.

Related sites

Supply Chain / Global Logistics / Third-Party LogisticsTransport Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers Warehousing