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Moving the Pan Am Games
Case Study

Get an inside look at the plan 2 years in the making to move over 1 million items for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games


Monday, October 26 • 9:30 am - 10:00 am

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto this summer was a massive undertaking in logistics operations. And yet, the Games were executed seamlessly, with over a million items being delivered to over 60 venues efficiently and on-time. DB Schenker of Canada, the official logistics supplier for the Toronto2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games, and also the provider of logistics services for the Olympic Games, will be at Canada Logistics Conference 2015 to present a detailed case study of the logistics behind the games.

During the Games, DB Schenker moved over 1 million items – including furniture, timing and scoring equipment, medical supplies, boats, and more – to the 60+ venues in the Greater Toronto Area. This was accomplished through a planning process that began over 2 years ago. Between custom brokerage, inventory management, forwarding items for re-use for other organizations, and more, the logistics for the Games was a huge task that any logistics professional is sure to find fascinating and informative.

This case study will provide delegates with a detailed look at how DB Schenker managed the complex transportation issues behind the Games, and will offer actionable insights and best practices that delegates can integrate into their own supply chain strategies.

Some highlights of the presentation will include:

  • Discussion of DB Shenkers’ sophisticated scanning and inventory management system
  • The story of transporting the Games’ signature transparent squash court – an effort involving teams from Germany, England, and Italy as the court was moved from Glasgow to Prince George, BC for the Canada Games, then finally to Toronto for the Pan Am Games

After attending the session, delegates will understand:

  • How sports logistics is different from other logitics operations 
  • How complex, interrelated logistics projects can be part of a seamlessly-executed, larger project

“Moving the Pan Am Games” will give delegates an exclusive look into how a huge logistics project with nearly countless moving parts can be successfully and profitably managed. 

About the speaker:

Benat Mariyanayagam

Benat joined DB Schenker in 2010 within the Contract Logistics division. He held various roles before promoted to the role as a Senior Manager for Logistics Operations for the Toronto2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games. He led the service integration of multiple DB Schenker products to Toronto2015 Pan Am Games organizing committee. His overall Logistics Operations responsibility covers Warehouse Operations, Transportation Operations, Customs Clearance and Freight Forwarding, and the Master Delivery Schedule for Toronto2015 Games. 

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