SCI hosts Toronto DC tour for retail executives from Brazil, in partnership with Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. Delegation of Brazilian retail executives welcomed by SCI at its showcase omni-channel retail distribution centre in Mississauga

Toronto (Ontario), May 1, 2018 – SCI, a leading Canadian supply chain solutions provider, recently partnered with Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), Ryerson University to lead a comprehensive tour of its omni-channel retail distribution centre for a delegation of retail executives from Brazil.

The delegation included more than 20 representatives from fashion, mass merchandise, home hardware, sporting goods, confectionary, beauty and cosmetics, bed, bath, and home products segments.

During the visit, SCI provided Brazilian retail companies’ presidents, managing directors, and business owners the opportunity to learn about best-in-class business and supply chain strategies in Canada, so they can apply these practices in their home country. SCI provided impactful insights to the TRSM program by sharing its competency in omni-channel retail distribution

The recent tour at one of SCI’s showcase facilities in its Mississauga campus was led by Dwayne Johnson, SCI’s omni-channel retail business development director. The multi-client distribution centre is an example of an end-to-end omni-channel distribution solution, and the Brazilian visitors were shown multiple processes, including:

  • Inventory receiving and put-away;
  • Retail and E-Commerce order fulfillment;
  • Value-added services such as kitting, re-packaging, tagging, price sticking, re-labeling and bar-coding;
  • Reverse logistics including product inspection, destruction and handling consumer returns from stores to manufacturers.

SCI and Ryerson University

During SCI’s facility tour, the group also discussed Canadian retail strategies, retail decision making, impacts of globalization, and taxes, as well as the in-depth subject of supply chain, distribution, and the challenges of delivering goods to store and into the hands of consumers.

About Ryerson University

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 44,600 students, including 2,600 master’s and PhD students, 3,100 faculty and staff, and nearly 185,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.ryerson.ca

About Ted Rogers School of Management

Home to nearly 10,000 students and more than 250 industry-connected faculty, the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University is Canada’s leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment. TRSM is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society. For more information, visit https://www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/

About SCI

SCI www.sci.ca/ask-an-expert/ is one of Canada’s leading providers of supply chain solutions that go beyond traditional logistics services. SCI’s motto “We’ll make you even better” is a commitment today from a business that’s leading clients into tomorrow. Trusted by clients in the retail, e-commerce, technology, and healthcare sectors, SCI operates the most extensive national distribution and transportation network in Canada, consisting of 27 distribution centres coast to coast along with over 35 critical parts stocking locations and specialized white glove shipping hubs. SCI shares their learnings from sectors they operate in, providing information to guide their clients supply chain to success through a variety of articles, case studies and white papers.