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ABOUT CANADIAN ALLIANCE

Canadian Alliance Inc. is a complete third party logistics (3pl) and freight forwarding company based in Metro Vancouver. We pride ourselves on being true logistics partners by working closely with our customers to develop unique supply chain management systems using data driven decision making.

Established in 1999, Canadian Alliance grew steadily under the stewardship of an expanding team of dedicated warehousing and transportation professionals. This team has always prided themselves on unwavering Excellence in Service and Commitment to Customers. Our goal is to ensure that every employee, supplier and customer who comes in to contact with Canadian Alliance has a positive experience.

Today, the company continues to operate on the following foundational pillars:

  1. Growth – Retaining existing customers at compensatory margins and adding new customers that are a good fit.
  2. Efficiency – Having a market competitive, cost-efficient, safe, service delivery model utilizing relevant technology.
  3. Quality – Striving for continuous improvement and no compromises.
  4. Culture – Responsible communications & conduct that reinforce our image and reputation internally & externally.

The current leadership team at Canadian Alliance are:

Metro Vancouver Supply Chain Professional, William McKinnon
William McKinnon, President

A Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), William is a passionate connector with “Fortune 500 Thinking Companies” in the pursuit of brand growth, leveraged technology and risk mitigation.

William believes it’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them. Each day we hear “Horror Stories” about how traditional distribution models have failed to mesh with the new reality of what “Speed to Market” means. It all starts with an pivotal conversation with a focused pursuit on a robust scalable supply chain model.

He has held senior management positions with some of Canada’s largest transport companies both courier and larger freight, along with food service distribution & manufacturers, property security, and a start-up IT company. Prior to his current position, William was the General Manager Western Region (Canada) for the world’s second largest global freight forwarder.

William is an active mentor in Futurpreneur Canada, guiding start up “Millennial Entrepreneurs”. In his spare time, you will find him both coaching and actively pursuing long distance running. He has raced 18 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2005, 2011 and 2015.

Lisa Olson, Administration Manager

Liana joined our team in 2000, during the first year of operations. She has 25 years of experience in logistics and leads a team of customer service and administrative support staff whose primary focus is customer satisfaction and inventory integrity. Liana also works closely with our IT department for implementation of EDI transactions for clients and vendors such as ASN’s, scannable pallet labels in addition to other new processes and reporting.

George Martin, Senior Operations Manager

With 27 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry George is a key member of Canadian Alliance Terminals senior management team. In his operational role, George oversees the national operations function where his focus is on ensuring deployment of consistent warehouse and logistics operating processes and procedures. George is instrumental in developing and improving measurable best-practices to raise Canadian Alliance’s ability to meet the increasing services and quality of service required of our customer base.

John Smith, Finance Manager

With 27 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry George is a key member of Canadian Alliance Terminals senior management team. In his operational role, George oversees the national operations function where his focus is on ensuring deployment of consistent warehouse and logistics operating processes and procedures. George is instrumental in developing and improving measurable best-practices to raise Canadian Alliance’s ability to meet the increasing services and quality of service required of our customer base.

John Smith, IT Manager

With 27 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry George is a key member of Canadian Alliance Terminals senior management team. In his operational role, George oversees the national operations function where his focus is on ensuring deployment of consistent warehouse and logistics operating processes and procedures. George is instrumental in developing and improving measurable best-practices to raise Canadian Alliance’s ability to meet the increasing services and quality of service required of our customer base.

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