Wednesday, June 17, 2015

LQ Board Announcement: Timothy Pyne

LQ is pleased to announce that Timothy Pyne has accepted LQ’s invitation to join its Advisory Board

June 17, 2015, Toronto, ON - Timothy Pyne is the Director of Logistics at Sporting Life and responsible for directing the logistics team, stores, vendors, 3PL services and logistics to ensure that the policies and procedures of the logistical requirements are being enforced and maintained across all channels ensuring inventory integrity, maximized flow of good and process efficiency so that all accounting, product and sales goals are achieved. He is based in Toronto at the company’s head office.

With over 30 years of executive operational responsibility in both third party logistics and retail companies, Tim has extensive experience in designing, implementing and operating logistics, e-commerce and transportation operations for 3PL’s and shippers in North America and Europe. Tim’s experience includes due diligence process, acquisitions, start up’s, executing growth strategy, developing high performance management teams, operational & process improvement, contract negotiation and customer relationships. His 3PL clients included the GAP, Kmart, Walmart,, Sears, Dollar Tree, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Hershey’s, Smuckers, Hilroy Paper, Safeway and United Rentals.

A graduate of Algonquin College, Tim is a member of the Supply Chain and Logistics Canada (SCL) association. His office is based in Mississauga, ON.

About Sporting Life

The Sporting Life is invigorating, fun and satisfying; it’s ski, après ski and everything in between.  It’s beach time with the kids or spin class at the club. From perfecting your swing to getting back on the old bike, the Sporting Life is hiking the trails of Algonquin or lounging on a boat in the Andaman Sea. The Sporting Life is the good life, and our customers are loving it! Sporting Life is a place where our customers can find the best quality, brand name fashion and sports equipment that supports the active and energetic lifestyle that our customers live and love. Sporting Life opened in 1979 with the belief that we could offer quality products and well-known brands that enhance our customer’s active lifestyle. Sporting Life has experienced consistent growth over the years, which can be attributed to innovation and excellent customer service, becoming a respected retailer who is known for top-of-the-line sports equipment and fashion. Sporting Life has four retail locations spanning the Greater Toronto area and one in Collingwood. In the fall of 2015, Sporting Life opened a 42,000 square foot store in Lansdowne Park Ottawa. In 2016, an additional two stores are set to open.

LQ's Advisory Board

As a resource for logisticians, academics and executives in other disciplines in the United States and Canada, LQ offers ideas for leadership in logistics, supply chain management and transportation, and provides a unique bridge between business, academia and practitioners. LQ’s Advisory Board and contributors afford authoritative thinking on the complex and fast-changing work of the logistics and supply chain management business - with a unique focus on best practices in the United States and Canada. LQ's Board plays a pivotal role in providing direction for LQ Magazine and LQ’s Symposiums.