Author Archive for Adrian Gonzalez

This Week in Logistics News (June 19-23, 2017)

It’s the last day of school, so lot’s of excitement here at home. With little time to spare this morning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Deal for Whole Foods Seen as Ideal for Urban Pickup and Delivery Hubs (WSJ – sub. req’d) Wal-Mart to Vendors: Get […]

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Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. Parcel shipping is the fastest-growing logistics sector. According to CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report published this week, “while overall transportation costs fell 0.7 percent last year, spending on package […]

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The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a lot of activity related to last-mile delivery — from startups providing last-mile delivery services to advancements in transportation management systems and mobile technologies to more effectively plan, execute, and track last-mile deliveries, as well as several acquisitions in this space. What’s driving this focus on last-mile […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 12-16, 2017)

I’ve come to expect it whenever I travel these days: the dreaded text from the airline informing me that my flight is delayed. It happened yesterday during my ride to the airport from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 conference (I’ll share my takeaways from the conference in a future post). My 7:18 pm flight was now leaving […]

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My Logistics Experiences with Amazon and AAA

When you spend your workday thinking and writing about logistics, you can’t help but see it in your everyday life too. Here are two examples that I experienced last week, courtesy of Amazon and AAA. Amazon: Two Extremes of Packaging My wife walked into the study with a large box from Amazon. Inside was a […]

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The Growing Complexities and Requirements of Customs Management

We talk a lot about globalization in supply chain management, but when you peel back the onion on it, you realize how enormously complex and risky it is to move goods across borders — and if you don’t have the right people, processes, and technologies to effectively manage the process, your ability to move goods […]

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