Archive for Supply Chain Technology Trends

This Week in Logistics News (February 13-17, 2017)

What do you when you have no school due to snow? You build a 10 ft. 6 in. giant snowman. At least that’s what my kids did this past Monday, with the help of a couple of neighborhood friends. All this week, people have been taking pictures with Billy Bob Joe III, including firemen who […]

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Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal, “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Toothy. Flossy. Gums. Sparkles. Those are the names of the four tooth fairies that have visited our house over many years, and on Tuesday, my youngest daughter’s tooth fairy, Sparkles, made her last visit. A failed pick-up and delivery at 3:00 am: My daughter woke up, Sparkles’ true identity revealed. The worst part wasn’t the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 16-20, 2017)

I’m running short on time, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon patented a highway network that controls self-driving cars and trucks (Recode) Trucking Freight Brokers to Merge Under Private-Equity Deal (WSJ – sub. req’d) China’s Cosco in Talks to Buy Orient Overseas (WSJ […]

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The Dawning of a New Age for IT in Logistics: 8 Theses on Modern Supply Chain Management IT

The role of IT has changed rapidly in recent years, from being simply a tool to process data and information to becoming a key enabler of process innovations. In the logistics realm, IT is playing a critical role in helping companies to address a wide variety of challenges, like the growing complexity of processes, fast-changing […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday. 2017 started right where 2016 left off: with plenty of supply chain and logistics news. Below are the headlines that caught my attention this week. But before diving in, any guesses as to what this routing map is all about? The answer is […]

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