Quebec supply chains to get tech upgrade

QUEBEC — The federal government is investing about $2.6 million in a digital project and a study, designed to harness data and technological solutions to improve supply chains there.

The investment comes through the National Trade Corridors Fund. Through the investment, Ottawa will contribute:

  • Up to $2.6 million to the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) to implement a data science and knowledge transfer hub for trade and intermodal transportation in the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes Corridor.
  • Up to $50,000 to CargoM to implement an automated tool to identify storage spaces in the Greater Montreal Area which will improve fluidity and reduce supply chain congestion in the Port of Montreal area.

“Strong supply chains are an important part of keeping the cost of life affordable to Canadians,” said Pablo Rodriguez, minister of transport and Quebec lieutenant. “Technological innovation will help make supply chains more efficient and more resilient. With these investments, we’re making sure crucial knowledge and information can be shared and acted on for the benefit of Canadian consumers, workers and businesses.”

The investments are long-term commitments to work with stakeholders on important infrastructure projects to address transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities, and congestion along Canada’s trade corridors, the government said in a release.