Logistic Obstacles Facing Canadian Supply Chains

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
Logistic Obstacles Facing Canadian Supply Chains

The challenges that face Canadian supply chains are ever growing. While the demand for goods has increased, it’s more difficult for suppliers to remain efficient while reducing operational costs.

One obstacle supply chains face is unpredictable weather, especially during Canadian winters. Spontaneous snowstorms and inconsistent conditions can delay the safe and reliable transportation of products. Additionally, environmental regulations to reduce carbon footprint puts pressure on companies to adapt their trucking practices in order to be more environmentally friendly. Another challenge is unpredictable fuel price hikes, which can force companies to allocate their budget towards power supply chain vehicles. This allocation can force businesses to impose wage cuts, defund certain programs, or implement a markup for products.

The issues mentioned are just a glimpse of what companies are facing today. Now more than ever, companies are outsourcing their logistics to 3PL providers like 18 Wheels Logistics based in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to logistics, we can be your provider for all things co-packing, warehousing, and distribution. Our team can help you gain a competitive advantage through our seasoned experts, years of experience, and dedication to excellence. 

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.