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LQ's Circulation Audit

LQ is pleased to announce that The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) has recently completed its circulation audit of LQ to reflect that LQ reaches some 28,379 readers in Canada and the United States.

LQ is growing its circulation in Canada during the next two quarters of 2006 to 16,000 and increasing its U.S. readership with the addition of NASSTRAC's membership in the United Stares.

LQ's readership is unique, as it is comprised of the proprietary lists of some of the top associations and organizations in our field.

The ABC is dedicated to being the world's pre-eminent self-regulatory auditing organization, responsible to advertisers, advertising agencies, and the media they use, for the independent verification and dissemination of its members' circulation, readership, and audience information.

Since its founding in 1995, LQ has offered its readers ideas for leadership in logistics and transportation, providing its advertisers with a superb U.S. and Canadian editorial environment comprised of articles written by leading academics and practitioners from North America for their peers. Two of the top editors in the field, Dr. David ClossĘ (Mich State) and Nick Seiersen oversee LQ's editorial.

In order to obtain a copy of LQ's 2006 Audit Bureau of Circulations Statement, please contact Gerry Jennings at 416-690-8037 or Email Gerry at:

(LQ has some 28,379 individual readers in Canada and the United States, based on the audit conducted at the beginning of 2006.)

LQ Introduces an American Trucking Associations Transportation Column - Dedicated to Transportation Trends and Issues

LQ is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new transportation column focused on the trucking industry trends in the United States that influence businesses across North America.

Beginning with the fall edition (Volume 12 Issue 4), LQ will publish a column from the American Trucking Associations aimed at providing LQ's 30,000 readers with insights into industrywide trends that make the business of trucking a challenge.

The American Trucking Associations, Inc. is the national trade and safety organization of the United States trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations, conferences and other organizations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. Established in 1933, ATA serves as the "voice" of the U.S. trucking industry, which numbers more than 570,000 for-hire, private fleets and owner-operators. Across all industries, nearly nine million people, or one in every 15 civilian workers, are employed in trucking or trucking-related jobs.

ATA represents the full range of member and trucking industry interests in Washington, D.C., through aggressive advocacy before the Administration, Congress, the Courts and regulatory agencies. The American Trucking Associations is the only national organization dedicated solely to serving every facet of the trucking industry's needs. ATA is a driving force in effecting change and vigorously promoting the trucking industry interests.

Notes From the Editor

You may notice some modest new design elements in this issue of LQ. It's not a redesign; we like our classic look. But Craig Allen, LQ's Creative Director, has freshened up our magazine to make it more inviting and easier to read, we like to think. traditionally, LQ's caption and mandate, "Ideas for leadership in Logistics and transportation," has been subtly inserted underneath LQ's logo. Today, LQ's customary mandate is prominently presented across the top of our cover. LQ will also soon be dedicating more editorial to transportation, a vital part of any supply chain, with new columns from prominent transportation associations and organizations in North America.

Excellence in Editorial

LQ's Editors wish to extend their appreciation to those delegates at LQ's April 20th Symposium who participated in casting their vote to honor Excellence in Editorial in the supply chain management and transportation field. At LQ's Executive Exchange, delegates were invited to vote for the top two articles from two categories, namely, the best articles for logisticians' Applied Practices and secondly, those articles within the category of Long Term Planning. LQ's Executive Editors David Closs and Nick Seiersen, and the Editor, Fred Moody, prepared the list of nominated contributors for delegates' consideration. These awards provided an important opportunity for LQ to show its appreciation to the four editorial winners and to all of LQ's editorial contributors.

2005 Editorial Award Winners

Best Articles for Applied Practices

Volume 11, Issue 1, Developing and Improving Relationships with 3PL Providers, by John Langley, Ph.D., Georgia Tech Volume 11, Issue 4, The Top 25 3PLs, by Dick Armstrong, President, Armstrong & Associates

Best Articles for Long Term Planning

Volume 11, Issue 2, (Editorial/Commentary) What Executives Need to Transform Their Supply Chains, by Jim Davidson, President, iWheels Dedicated Logistics Volume 11, Issue 4, Complexity and Supply Chain Management, by Robert Martichenko, President, LeanCor LLC

LQ's Executive Exchange

Leaders in the field of supply chain management and transportation were invitedby LQ to come together and share their thoughts and ideas on trade and business growth strategies on April 20. Senior level academics, executives and distinguished guests participated in this unique opportunity, which was LQ's second symposium, to develop and exchange ideas at the Toronto Board of Trade.

LQ's Symposium, which is an extension of its 12-year tradition of offering ideas for leadership in logistics and transportation, was developed in consultation with LQ's Executive Editors and LQ's Advisory Board. The one-day program encompassed subject areas such as: Finding C-Level Value in the Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management for CFOs, and Sales and Operations Planning as well as other topics.

Event sponsors: The Canadian Professional Logistics Institute, FedEx, KelronLogistics, Ryder Logistics & TransportationSolutions, Schneider National, The WheelsGroup.

A few of the participants at LQ's Executive Exchange:

David Griffith, Vice President, GlobalSupply Chain Management, BAX Global
Jason Reiman, Director, Customer Service & Planning, Hershey; David J. Closs,The John H. McConnell Chaired Professorof the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University and LQ Executive Editor; John Ferguson, General Manager of Canadian Operations, Schneider NationalInc.
Benjamin Gordon, Managing Director of BG Strategic Advisors; David J. Closs, Michigan State University and LQ Executive Editor.
Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President, Sales, Penske Logistics; David Griffith, Vice President, Global SCM, BAX Global; Tom Goldsby, Ph.D., Associate Professor Supply Chain Management, University of Kentucky; Walter Zinn, Ph.D., Ohio State University; Benjamin Gordon, Managing Director of BG Strategic Advisors; David Closs, Michigan State University and LQ Executive Editor.
Nicholas Seiersen, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.B.A., Senior Manager, KPMG, and LQ Executive Editor.
Victor Deyglio, President and CEO of the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute; Fred Moody, Editor and Publisher, LQ Magazine.
Martin Kelly, Director Carrier Development & Compliance, iWheels Internationaland CSCMP Toronto Roundtable president; Charles (Chuck) Lounsbury, Senior Consultant, and the former Senior Vice President of Ryder System, Inc.; David Faoro, Director, Supply Chain, The International Group.

LQ Introduces the NASSTRAC

LQ Introduces the NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Transportation Column - Dedicated to Transportation Trends and Issues LQ is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new transportation column, focused on business practices covering all modes of transportation in the United States and Canada.

LQ's fall edition (Volume 12 Issue 4) is scheduled to begin publishing a NASSTRAC Transportation column, prepared exclusively for LQ and aimed at providing LQ's 30,000 American and Canadian readers as well as NASSTRAC's membership with information regarding trends in transportation.

Chris Norek, PhD., president of Chain Connectors, in his capacity as NASSTRAC's Education Chair and a member of LQ's Advisory Board has accepted LQ's invitation to be the Contributing Editor for this new LQ column.

NASSTRAC, which been providing education and advocacy for shippers and carriers since 1952, recently broadened its coverage to include all modes and market segments of transportation. Previously, NASSTRAC had focused primarily on LTL, small package, and parcel through advocacy, education, provider relationships, and professional networking initiatives.

"During the past two years NASSTRAC has focused members on their changing responsibilities and challenges, and how they mirror marketplace trends," noted executive director, Brian Everett, in a recent press release. "Our research fully supports the rationale of our decision to broaden our scope, as many of our members are now decision-makers in all modes of transportation and logistics. The association continues to simply react to shifts in the marketplace."

NASSTRAC is a leader in education within the transportation industry, according to Gail Rutkowski, NASSTRAC's President and Director of Transportation Services for AIMS Logistics, who helped in creating the basis for developing the new column.

NASSTRAC represents executives from organizations in a variety of different industry segments, ranging from pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetics, and consumer products to machinery, food and beverage, and retail.

New Members of the Advisory Board

We are pleased to announced that the following executives and academics have accepted LQ's invitation to join its Advisory Board:

Richard L. Dawe, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Operations Management, The Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Prior to joining academia, Mr. Dawe had extensive management experience in all areas of global supply chain operations, working with Intel, HP, Samsung, Packard-Bell, Del Monte, Colgate, southern Pacific, National semiconductor, Lucent Technologies, Veba electronics, U.S. Borax, and Cisco systems. He became a full time faculty member at golden Gate University of San francisco, in 1998. He has written numerous articles on supply chain management for professional publications and his book on information technology in operations management was published by Penton in 1994. Professor Dawe is an active participant with the Council of Supply Chain Management professionals (CSCMP), where he is the Co-Education chairman of the Global virtual roundtable. He is the education advisor to the Golden Gate Chapter of APICS and regularly attends meetings of the warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC), Woman-in-Logistics, and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). With the Distribution Business management (DBM) organization, he has served as a track chair and presenter at many of their annual conferences.

Jean Létourneau, chartered accountant (CA), is a Six Sigma champion, and founding member and President of e-Zsigma (Canada) Inc., as well as the Program Director for the Centre of Excellence Six Sigma at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Létourneau is one of North America's most experienced Six Sigma Executive Leaders, having instructed and presented strategic Six Sigma to thousands of managers and senior executives around the world since 1997. He has served as senior executive for companies including Bombardier and Noranda. He holds a degree from the Business School of Laval University.
Michael Rubinfeld is Director, customer logistics for ryder logistics & transportation solutions worldwide, a global leader in Supply Chain and Fleet Management Solutions. Mr. Rubinfeld earned a Bachelor of commerce degree from Concordia university in Montreal and has been a professional Member of the Canadian professional Logistics institute since its inception 1995. He joined Ryder in 1991 and has led logistics teams focused on bringing operational efficiencies and unparalleled customer service for its clients. Prior to joining Ryder, he spent 11 years with Domtar Inc. in various roles including private Fleet and Transportation Manager for the construction Materials Group. Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of community Counseling Services of York Region.

Auxis Hires Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence

Auxis, Inc. (Auxis) has recently announced that Jamie Mahoney has joined the company as Vice President of the Supply Chain Excellence Practice. Mr. Mahoney will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will co-lead this supply chain practice, bringing contemporary supply chain and business solutions to clients.

Mr. Mahoney has more than 20 years of transportation, logistics and supply chain leadership and consulting experience guiding top-tier companies in building global supply chains, brands and services. Prior to joining Auxis, Mr. Mahoney was a Vice President at GeoLogistics Corporation, where he managed the business development and outsourced supply chains activities for large global accounts with operations in over 60 countries. Prior to GeoLogistics, he spent three-plus years with Tibbett & Britten as Director of Business Development for Latin America. While at Tibbett & Britten he led teams in supply chain consulting, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and post-merger integration (PMI) processes. His entrepreneurial spirit has led himself to start and grow four companies, all of which he has sold or merged into others.

Mr. Mahoney is currently the Professional Development and Marketing Chair on the Board of Directors of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP, formerly CLM). He is a sought after speaker in global supply chain innovation and operations and is a member of the Advisory Board of Logistics Quarterly Magazine, where he is an editorial contributor.

He received his B.S (Cum Laude) in Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, studied for his MBA at Salem State College (Massachusetts) and has completed executive level programs at M.I.T's Center for Transportation and Logistics and The Logistics Institute (TLI) at Georgia Tech.

Auxis, Inc., which is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, with offices in Plantation, Florida and Houston, Texas, is a management and technology solutions firm dedicated to helping companies develop sustainable, competitive advantage. Auxis was founded in 1997 with the core belief that success is measured by the ability to create value for their clients. Auxis provides management consulting, business technology and managed services to clients world-wide.

Con-way Names Tom Nightingale Vice President, Communications and Chief Marketing Officer

Thomas Nightingale has joined Con-way Inc. as Vice President of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer.

Mr. Nightingale brings to the Con-way organization a diverse background of marketing and sales experience with leading transportation, logistics and supply chain firms. In his new position, he will serve as the company's top marketing executive, responsible for worldwide corporate marketing strategy, research, product development, program planning and support for Con-way's freight transportation and global contract logistics businesses. He reports to Douglas W. Stotlar, president and chief executive officer of Con-way.

"Tom is an experienced and respected executive whose proven skills in global brand development and corporate marketing strategy complement our team," said Stotlar. "I'm confident his knowledge and insight will contribute significantly to our growth initiatives and the continued building of our brand under the Con-way banner."

He joins Con-way from Schneider National, Inc., where since 2002 he has been vice president of corporate marketing. Prior to Schneider, he worked in senior marketing, sales leadership and operations roles for several transportation, logistics and supply chain companies, including Clareon, a B2B payment software subsidiary of FleetBoston Financial; Paxis, a supply chain services joint venture between GATX and Lockheed Martin; CSX Transportation; and United Parcel Service.

Mr. Nightingale holds a bachelor's degree in International Marketing/Management from Siena College. He received his MBA from Syracuse University, where he completed graduate studies in Organization and Management.

Mr. Nightingale is a member of LQ's Advisory Board.

Who Reads Logistics Quarterly?
New Professional Logisticians

Jeffrey R. Allen, P.Log
Sobeys Ltd.
Senior Director
Whitby Retail Support Centre
Whitby ON
Leonard N. Andrews, P.Log
L. Andrews Consulting Manager - 3PL / Channel Partner Relations
Alton ON
David E. Berendt, P.Log
Whitby ON
Philip J. Cahley, P.Log
Dynamic Trade Strategies
Oakville ON
A. Wayne Carr, P.Log
Department of National Defence
Directorate of Supply Chain Operations 3
Hull QC
Dennis L. Cowling, P.Log
Department of National Defence
Section Head - Supply Chain Strategies
Ottawa ON
Adrian S. Dalgleish, P.Log
iWheels Dedicated Logistics
Manager, Analysis and Pricing
Mississauga ON
Martin Dimech, P.Log
Pentax Canada Inc.
Warehouse Manager
Mississauga ON
Dan Fischer, P.Log
GAP Inc.
Facility Director (Old Navy Distribution Centre)
Brampton ON
Daniel Frawley, P.Log
Warehouse Receiver
Toronto ON
William Fung, P.Log
Schenker of Canada
National Dir of Air Freight Product Development
Mississauga ON
Stephen J. Gladwish, P.Log
Kuehne & Nagel
Manager, Transportation Solutions
Mississauga ON
David V. Glenney, P.Log
Procor Limited
Director, Network Logistics
Oakville ON
Allan D. Kelly, P.Log
Casco Inc.
Director Logistics US/Canada
Etobicoke ON
Barry G. Kirk, P.Log
International Truck & Engine Corp.
Operations Manager
Brantford ON
Samuel G. Koshy, P.Log
Fraser Health Authority
Manager, MM Systems & Quality Assurance
New Westminister BC
Antonio Martino, P.Log
IKON Office Solutions
Director of Logistics
Brampton ON
Ted Medaglia, P.Log
Hudson's Bay Company
Building Manager
Rexdale ON
Adriana Milito, P.Log
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Manager, Materiel Management
Ottawa ON
T. Michele Murphy, P.Log
Gap (Canada) Inc.
Sr. Director, Logistics, Canada
Brampton ON
Michael Penny, P.Log
Robert Transport
Director of Sales
Mississauga ON
Robert Raftus, P.Log
Logistics Manager
Dieppe NB
Chris Skalski, P.Log
Avenue Industrial Supply
Operations Manager
Markham ON
Sean P. Toohey, P.Log
Ontario Power Generation
Director of Supply Services/Darlington Div.
Bomanville ON
Robert Tychkowsky, P.Log
Weyerhaeuser Company
Calgary AB
Andrew Weidner, P.Log
UniFirst Canada
Branch Manager
London ON
Peter Wong, P.Log
Magnate Shipping Lines Ltd.
Director of Business Development
Mississauga ON