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.
Logistics and transportation is one of the fastest growing sectors in Cornwall, which is recognized as one of the major supply chain hubs in Canada.
There are a wide variety of companies operating logistics and transportation operations in Cornwall. Most of these companies can be found in the Cornwall Business Park, located in the east end of Cornwall. The following represent the largest employers in the sector as rated by workforce.
- Walmart Logistics (Distribution Centre)
- Shoppers Drug Mart / Loblaw (Distribution Centre)
- Benson Organization (Distribution Centre)
- Minimax Express (Transportation)
- Seaway Express (Transportation)
More detail on the above and other major employers can be found in the Cornwall Business Directory, as well as the Logistics Brochure, two of the many useful documents available for download from the Resources page.
There are a variety of jobs in logistics, ranging from entry-level jobs such as forklift operators to truck drivers to team leader positions. As companies modernize processes to become innovative and compete on a global scale, they are increasingly adding adding skilled positions that include engineers, mechanics and automation technicians. To view current employment opportunities from Cornwall companies active in the Logistics sector, please check the Job Board:
Manufacturing continues to change and evolve. Global trends suggest that producing goods in Canada is gaining popularity from a cost and transportation point of view, especially as technology and innovation drive positive results in the making processes more efficient.
To keep track of the latest developments in manufacturing in Cornwall, and to see which companies are investing in new technology and adding workers, check the News section of this website on a regular basis. You can also search the News archives and Resources to have a better understanding of the past development activity.
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