Awareness and importance of CentrePort’s features and possible links to lean logistics
This study investigates awareness and importance of, and knowledge about, features of CentrePort Canada, in the eyes of the Winnipeg supply chain community. CentrePort is the inland port located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A questionnaire focused on features of CentrePort was sent via e-mail to supply chain professionals in the Winnipeg area. This was done through the cooperation of two supply chain organizations and their chapters in Winnipeg. Respondents are aware of certain more heavily advertised aspects of CentrePort. Most of the features are rated relatively important by the respondents. However, the lean alignment of an organization seems to have little impact on the importance of CentrePort’s features, and the respondents are ultimately not confident in their knowledge about CentrePort. While respondents are aware of the physical space that CentrePort occupies, they are very much unaware and uninformed of CentrePort’s nuances.