Author Archive for Adrian Gonzalez

Pilot Chemical Company: Capacity Assurance and Being a Dependable Supplier

We all know that there are ebbs and flows in the transportation market, but one thing that always remains the same for transportation and logistics executives is their focus on managing costs and making sure they have the capacity they need, when they need it. If you view capacity assurance as a competition with other […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

The weather finally warmed up in Boston, although temperatures in the 90s so early in the season is not what I had hoped for. Nonetheless, I put on my cycling gear and went for a couple of rides this week as I begin turning up the training dial in preparation for our Logistics Leaders for […]

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Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

This past April 1st, it snowed over 6 inches here in Boston. It was a cruel April Fools’ joke, but not as cruel as April 1, 1997 when a blizzard dumped more than 21 inches of snow here. It was my first winter back in the Northeast after living in the desert (Tempe, AZ) for […]

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The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

One of the most popular posts I wrote last September became a reality over the weekend. By now, you’ve probably read the headlines, like this one from the Wall Street Journal: “Major Cyberattack Sweeps Globe, Hitting FedEx, U.K. Hospitals, Spanish Companies.” It echoes the title of my post from last September: “The Day a Cyber […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

It was a very busy week in the world of supply chain and logistics, so let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention: FLEXE Launches Nationwide Next-Day Delivery Effective immediately, Amazon’s smart speaker “Alexa” can update DHL customers on their parcel shipment LLamasoft Partners with TPG Capital Airbus creates new commercial drone services […]

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Top Talking Logistics Posts and Episodes (Q1 2017)

The new year is more than a quarter behind us and it continues to speed along. There’s never a dull moment in this industry — always something new on the horizon, whether it’s new technologies, regulations, competitors, risks, or opportunities. What will tomorrow bring? Why is it important? How should you respond? Those are some […]

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