John Salt is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and is responsible for overseeing the flow of goods and supporting the flow of information between the Canadian Tire family of company’s merchandise suppliers, retail stores and end customers. He also oversees the ongoing development and enhancement of the company’s transportation, distribution and online fulfillment networks.
Since taking on this role in 2009, John has been instrumental in upgrading the systems that support the operations of Canadian Tire’s logistics and transportation functions. He has also led the deployment of new and innovative technologies within Canadian Tire’s Distribution Centres to improve quality, productivity and operational agility.
Prior to his current role, John was Vice-President of Distribution, Operations Planning and Express Auto Parts. In this role, he oversaw Canadian Tire’s two regional Distribution Centres, the operations planning centre, and the three auto part depots. Previous roles within Canadian Tire include directing the operations of the A.J. Billes Distribution Centre and the Logistics team that managed Supplier Performance, Channel Enablement, Electronic Commerce and Offshore Supply Chain Operations.
Prior to joining the Company, John had a distinguished career in the consulting and manufacturing industries with a primary focus on operations management. John holds an MBA from York University and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Industrial Engineering from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.