Key issues


1 Maximizing mobility and throughput

1. Bringing optimization theory into national supply chains (e.g., lean production end-to-end)   (This is one way to increase mobility and throughput capacity) a. Reducing variation

2 Technology-based change

1. Digital data exchange a. effects of large increases in speed, accuracy, and accountability of transmitting, approving, and recording information about imports, handoffs, and deliveries

3 Regulatory governance

1. Supply chain recovery priorities a. Decision rules used by Canadian Transportation Agency when adjudicating complaints about levels of service, air travellers’ bill of rights,

4 Managing demand, and the effects of demand

1. International trading patterns. a. Effect of emerging trend of manufacturing shift from China to south-east Asia, e.g., India (hence increasing seaborne traffic to North

6 Design of supply chains

1. New relationship models among supply chain partners to deal with disruptions (see also 6.4, 6.5, 7.1,  and A1.e) a. basis of doing business (low- price vs. long-term

Meta issue B: Increasing the talent pool

B1 Training and education for transportation systems of the future B2 Making transportation an attractive career direction B3 Impact of technology on skills requirements B4

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