Friday, October 23, 2015

Announcing a New Venue for LQ's November 5th Symposium - the University Club of Toronto

The University Club of Toronto,
the new Venue for LQ's November 5th
Executive Exchange
Toronto, ON, October 23, 2015 - LQ's November 5th Conference will be held at the prestigious University Club of Toronto, which is next door to Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI), following news from RCMI on October 20th about the closure of its Main Dining Room and other building areas until January 1, 2016, due to water damage.
The University Club of Toronto is located at:
380 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R6
Tel: 416-597-1336
Please click here for information on Parking at the University of Toronto Club.
(An express service is also now available from the Toronto Pearson International Airport – that takes you to Union station in downtown Toronto - close to the University Club.) It's called UP Express and it departs from both Union Station and Toronto Pearson International Airport every 15 minutes. "Your journey takes just 25 minutes; it's the swiftest and most reliable way to travel." Union Station is in the heart of Toronto's financial district and close to the University Club of Toronto.
Delegates are encouraged to register today as seating is limited. Click here to register,  and to learn more about LQ's Symposium please visit

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Announcement: TSI Group in Canada Implements Invenias

Cloud-based platform aligned with TSI methodology and approach to executive search

20 October 2015, Toronto - Invenias, a leading cloud-based platform for executive and strategic hiring, has announced today that boutique executive search firm TSI Group has deployed its platform in a strategic move to enhance its business processes and the experience it delivers to both clients and candidates. TSI Group, which has offices in Canada and North America, wanted a system that would seamlessly integrate with, and enrich its executive search methodology in order to save time and centralize all search data into one core system.

Pamela Ruebusch, CEO, commented: “We provide a specialized service that centers around the client experience. When our clients engage with us, they are buying into our approach and methodology, which is rooted in our knowledge and understanding of the executive search process. Therefore, it was imperative that the system worked with us, not the other way around. The Invenias platform feels like it was made for us, it is utterly in sync with how we deploy our resources in order to operationalize a search assignment. In a short space of time, it has already had a positive impact on our business.”

A key factor in the decision to deploy Invenias was its ease of use. TSI search consultants can organize information by a number of different criteria that is pertinent to the search process. Additionally, the reporting capabilities available on the Invenias platform deliver a new level of transparency to TSI Group client interactions, showcasing the value and efforts they bring to the table when working on a search assignment.

Laura Walker, Senior Manager, Search Operations, said: “Having all of our data centralized on one repository helps us to save on one of our most valuable resources – time. Now we can see everything in one place, in real-time, which enhances our understanding of the search assignment and our response to it.”

Donna Kelly, Partner, added: “We’re so impressed with the insights that the Invenias platform gives us, that we’re now also using it to support our new business development activities. The Invenias’ team experience in the retained executive search industry really shows and it is the only system we’ve found that is totally in sync with how we interact with, manage and utilize data.”

David Grundy, CEO, Invenias, commented: “Boutique executive search firms bring a unique dynamic to the search process. Knowledge is their currency, but in order to demonstrate their value they need systems that appreciate the rhythm of their business and both underpin and enhance their competitive differentiators in order to drive the business forward. For this reason, we’re delighted to be working with TSI Group.”

About Invenias
Invenias® is a privately owned software company that enables executive search firms, specialist recruitment companies and enterprise recruitment organizations to effectively deliver better assignments, build stronger relationships with clients and candidates and transform the productivity of their operations with easy to use cloud-based desktop and mobile applications. Incorporated in 2005, Invenias serves thousands of users in over thirty countries across the globe. Invenias is headquartered in Reading, United Kingdom, with additional offices in Europe, the US, Australia and Malaysia. Invenias has a global alliance with the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). For more details on Invenias, please visit

About TSI Group 
TSI Group, a leading boutique search firm based in Toronto, Canada provides best-in-class executive search and strategic talent acquisition to clients throughout North America. Celebrating 25 years of success, TSI Group delivers top talent by attracting and retaining the most qualified business leaders in the marketplace – individuals who possess the skills, experience and motivation to drive organizational success. TSI Group utilizes a robust search methodology and strategic approach to deliver optimal results in a timely and efficient manner.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

LQ’s 16th Annual Supply Chain Symposium - November 5th at RCMI

November 5th, 2015 | Venue: The University Club of Toronto

October 1, 2015, Toronto - You are invited to reserve your company’s table at LQ’s 16th Annual Symposium at the Royal Canadian Military Institute - offered to you today at the same rate as an LQ Gold Sponsorship – which includes this reservation. To download LQ November 5th 2015 Symposium Sponsorship information please click here. Seating availability is limited as this event has moved to the University Club of Toronto. Click here to Register.

The subject matter for LQ’s Symposium has been developed with the direction and input from industry leaders and LQ’s Advisory Board. A few of the key items on LQ’s NOVEMBER 5, 2015 Program Agenda are:

 • The Strategic Imperative for TL and LTL Transportation — securing capacity

 • LQ’s Supply Chain Planning Index Workshop: Sharing insights from roundtable discussions on Key Performance Indicators that logisticians use to measure against.

 • Retailers Supply Chain Strategies for Success: What are the supply chain practices that directly impact retail organizations’ success?

 • Keynote Luncheon Presentation: Insights on Trends in Transportation

 • A Tale of Two Cities - The Way CEOs Leverage Vested and Lean

 • An Introduction to LQ's 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Program - Key Findings: Insights from LQ's Executive Editors on LQ’s Supply Chain Maturity Matrix

 • Leading Performers in Supply Chain Sustainability: How Well are You Using Best Practices in your Supply Chain and Maintenance Operations?

 • Insights on LQ's 3PL Performers in Sustainability Awards (David Closs, PhD, and Thomas Goldsby, PhD

 When we are under pressure to make a decision on a deal, but we don’t know what the right one is, it’s still a good idea to insist on and invest in doing the extra laps around the intellectual parking lot — to garner more information – which is what LQ’s Symposiums offers you, and each of its delegates. Some of LQ’s November 5th Symposium Presenters, Moderators and Facilitators who will guide our discussions at the RCMI include:

 • David J. Closs, PhD, LQ Executive Editor, Michigan State University

 • Krista Collinson,Vice President Omni Channel; Stores, Ecommerce & Technology, ToysRus Canada

 • Virginia Garbutt, Director Strategic Network Planning and Improvement, Walmart Canada

 • Brian Gibson, PhD, teaches logistics and supply chain management courses in Auburn's undergraduate, graduate, and distance learning programs

 • Thomas J. Goldsby, PhD, LQ Executive Editor, The Ohio State University

 • Michel Khennafi, Director, Logistics North America, Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency in Milwaukee

 • Clifford F. Lynch, Principal, C.F. Lynch & Associates

 • Thomas A. Moore, Managing Partner, Transportation, Warehouse Optimization

 • Tom Nightingale, President, GENCO Transportation Logistics

 • John Salt, Senior Vice-President, Supply Chain, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

 • Timothy (Tim) Scott, Vice President, Order Management, GENPACT

 • Nikhil Sathe, CFO, Genpro

 • Kelli Saunders, President, Morai Logistics, Inc.

 • Kate Vitasek an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested business model for highly collaborative and strategic relationships

 • Ellen Voie, President and CEO of Women In Trucking

 • Robert A. Voltmann, President and CEO, Transportation Intermediaries Association

 In summary, LQ’s Symposiums serve as a catalyst to help align leaders in our field and offer an opportunity to share insights on how to develop solutions to problems, create new strategies, and harness collaboration across organizations. See for yourself; click here to view LQ's 3-minute video that affords a snapshot of LQ's Leadership Summits with commentary from preeminent leaders in our field.

 And to recap, LQ November 5th 2015 Symposium Sponsorship information is available at:

 Individual registrations are available at . We’re are looking forward to seeing you on November 5th.

For more information please contact: Fred Moody | LQ Magazine | LQ Inc. | | Office (416) 461-8355

KOM International Announcement

KOM International Names Two New Senior Partners

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, September, 30, 2015 – KOM International Inc., a global leader in supply chain consulting, announced today the appointments of Mr. Vincent Canonico, and Mr. Peter Reed as new Senior Partners at the company’s corporate headquarters.

Mr. Canonico has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain, logistics, warehousing and distribution and has worked on logistics mandates in fifteen countries for clients in grocery, consumer goods manufacturing, building supplies, agricultural, apparel, pharmaceutical, small appliances, and packaging.  His experience also includes grocery retail, construction management consulting, cement manufacturing, and technology transfer.

Prior to becoming Senior Partner with KOM, Mr. Canonico developed a network modeling solution geared specifically for the high-assortment nature of retail and wholesale distribution.  For the last 8 years, this solution, AGILE, has been successfully applied in the analysis and design of logistics networks.

Mr. Peter Reed’s corporate career in logistics, warehousing and distribution spans 38 years of hands-on experience in various roles with the leading Canadian grocery retailer, Sobeys; including over 20 years as Vice President of Logistics Engineering with full responsibility for the development of the company’s Logistics Network of over 20 distribution centers.

Mr. Reed has always stayed abreast of leading edge developments in the Logistics industry resulting in some of the first installations of warehouse management systems and engineered labor standards in the grocery industry in Canada.  During his corporate career Mr. Reed worked to establish and expand the Sobeys network including 3 fully automated, state of the art, distribution centers, and 4 DCs built to LEED standards which have led to his reputation as a leader in the field of distribution automation.

About KOM International
KOM International is a firm of specialists that has implemented some 5000+ projects over a 52 year period in logistics studies and the design and implementation of warehousing and distribution systems and networks in industries including; Food Distribution, Manufacturing, Automotive, US Military, Garment Distribution and Consumer Goods.  KOM International head office is in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Toronto and Mexico City.