Mongeau Calls for Greater Supply Chain Collaboration

MONTREAL — Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN urged the railway’s supply chain partners to work more closely with the company to deliver better end-to-end transportation solutions that will help mutual customers compete more effectively in end markets.

“A transportation system is as strong as its weakest link,” Mongeau said in remarks to the Journal of Commerce 5th Annual Canada Maritime Conference here. “We’re all only as good as the supply chains we serve. All the more reason, then, for all participants in the supply chains to work together more closely to deliver what our joint customers require.”

Mongeau said CN has a vital interest in greater collaboration with its port partners. No railway is more tied to the strength of the North American port system than CN, with access to ports on three coasts and more than a quarter of its revenue derived from overseas shipments.