Proactive economic policy and logistics : Quebec and continental supply chains : a discussion

Authors: Lasserre, Frédéric
Abstract: Eager to capitalize on the experience that proved so positive in the Netherlands, now the main hub in European logistics largely owing to a proactive governmental policy, the Québec government decided in 1995 to set up a policy to attract continental distribution centers (DCs) from European manufacturing firms in Montreal. This decision seemed logical inasmuch as the market trend was in favor of the consolidation of one or two continental DCs as against the former logistics trend to disseminate several regional DCs. Good geographical and economic advantages also hinted to a sound governmental endeavor. However, the implementation of this policy stumbled on conceptual problems as regards the new expectations from logistical chains from manufacturing firms.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 January 2003
Open Access Date: 26 September 2016
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Geography online, Vol. 4 (1) (2003)
Southern Illinois University
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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