The Bulletin Board

Supply Chain & Logistics News and Events

August 3, 2022

COVID-19 and Logistics: Changes and Challenges in Demand, Business Practices, and Workforce Management

The Logistics Institute recently partnered with the Diversity Institute led by the Ted Rogers School of ManagementUrban Analytics Institute, and Future Skills Centre in a joint research study that examined how the logistics sector was impacted by the pandemic.

Check out the report and make sure to share it with your network!

Available in French here.

January 27, 2022

2022 Global Business Insight Awards

We are excited to announce that we have been selected as the Best Comprehensive Logistics Training & Development Program – Ontario by the 2022 Global Business Insight Awards!

The 2022 Global Business Insight Awards are a celebration of business leadership, innovation and sector success across the globe. Nominated through a legitimately independent process, each of the winners is carefully selected by the corporate community, raising the kudos of these annual awards. Business leaders are recognized across a full spectrum of sectors, from Financial Services and Technology to Construction and Healthcare and then judged in a range of categories.

Announcing our first PCE’s!

Join us in congratulating our first group of PCE’s!

Norris Cobham, Canada Clean Fuels | Jasmine Gill, The Logistics Institute
Adriano Magnifico, Louis Riel School Division | Sunil Peshwa, Canada Post Corporation
John Peterson, Aurora Cannabis | Rocco Rinaldi | Edward Tonner 

Simon Brown, Lead Facilitator for this program, engaged the group over four days in a series of tools and techniques to assist the participants in creating effective and transformational change implementation strategies. Using our typical experiential-learning format, participants applied these techniques to their individual projects in real-time and on the last day, all participants delivered a capstone presentation on their change projects, successfully earning the PCE. This program also enables participants to earn the P.Log by completing the Supply Chain Strategies module.

The PCE designation is a professional statement of competence in leading an organization or group of individuals through change, effectively transforming the journey. We look forward to hosting our next online session on September 19 – 22, 2022! Learn more and enroll today.

Logistics Institute Innovation Lab– University of Toronto / Rotman Collaboration

The Logistics Institute has partnered with the University of Toronto (UoT) to deliver a Supply Chain – Growth Strategy Consulting Project Course for the Rotman EMBA program at UoT. We are seeking members in a management role for students to interview. Please note that these are mature students with several years of managerial experience across a diverse range of industries and skill sets.

This summer, as part of their course work, student teams are taking on a supply chain industry challenge. Starting with a problem statement articulated by a company / sponsor (or a problem surfaced by the students themselves) the students will proceed through a “diagnostic phase” that includes immersing themselves in the problem (topic), understanding critical issues, identifying problem/solution sets (unique value propositions), understanding related business model issues, and finally defining and potentially experimenting with actions/tasks. Students will bring their unique lens’ and perspectives to these problems. The course culminates in a formal presentation/report in early August.

We’ve had a tremendous first response from company / sponsors articulating problem statements for students to work on. Many are related to growth challenges within the Freight, Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Warehouse and Reverse Logistics categories, Digitization / Automation, Organic and Acquisition Growth Strategies, Intellectual Property, 3PL Challenges, New Value Propositions, B2B and B2C Food Delivery, Demand Generation and Sustainability industries.

Students will be selecting their challenge at the end of May and then starting their ethnographic interviews, ideally with a range of industry managers. To that extent, we are currently seeking industry managers for students to interview on these and related topics. In terms of time commitment, interview candidates would be committing 1-2 hrs sometime in June (your participation in final presentations is optional).

If you are interested in discussing, please contact:

Bo Pelech  | p: 416-893-1462 | email:; |