Close to 30 CHHMA & COPA members attended a thought-provoking and insightful seminar at the CHHMA office on March 3rd to hear about how today’s supply chain and distribution industry is changing and what product suppliers can expect for the future.

The speaker was Paul Publow, President of Logistics Solutions & Services Inc. (LSS), who has over 45 years experience in the distribution and supply chain industry, and for the past 26 years, has been providing ongoing supply chain consulting services to members of both associations and others.   

During the seminar, attendees learned about the perfect storm of factors contributing to higher shipping costs including the economy, industry consolidation, new government regulations as well as the “Amazon Effect” of more direct to consumer shipping requirements.  Importantly, Mr. Publow provided some tips on how companies can try to minimize the impact of these rising costs and how they can compete and/or do business with Amazon.  

The main takeaway from the discussion is that companies should not become complacent and think that what might be working today is going to work in the future.  They should be reviewing their current distribution and supply chain approaches and exploring alternatives to ensure that they can maintain a profitable way of meeting today’s and tomorrow’s customers’ expectations or Amazon is going to eat your lunch!   

Repeat Seminar in Montreal – June 10th

Please note that Paul will be repeating this presentation (in English) in the Montreal area on June 10th at the Holiday Inn Montreal Laval, 2900 Boulevard le Carrefour, Laval, QC H7T 2K9, 9:45 a.m. registration, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. presentation.  This seminar will take place after the CHHMA Quebec SMART Group and is free for CHHMA members to attend.

Click here for further details and to register. 

Contact Info:
If you would like to contact Mr. Publow, he can be reached at or 647-290-0547.  LSS will conduct for CHHMA members, a no-cost evaluation of your company’s current supply chain programs.