Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CN supply chain changes to improve performance and service at Ridley

'RTI and CN are advancing measures for more effective elaboration within our part of the logistics chain"-- RTI Chairman Bud Smith, offering up his thoughts on a new direction for tracking coal by CN.

Canadian National Railway has changed its approach to supply chain delivery and with those changes the railroad believes there will be increases in volume of their shipments to Asian markets.

Described in the Edmonton Journal as a more transparent system, CN collects data on a weekly basis in report form that provides a more detailed tracing of coal from the mines to the trains and on to the shipping points on the west coast.

So far the returns from the new system seem positive, deliveries to terminals in Vancouver and to Prince Rupert's Ridley Terminals were up 91 percent in August and the railroad believes with its new system in place will allow coal producers to maximize their sales opportunities and increase volume through the pacific ports.

The review of the new tracking system is provided in this article from the Edmonton Journal.

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