Author Archive for Adrian Gonzalez

This Week in Logistics News (August 7-11, 2017)

This is the 80th post I’ve written this year, along with the 30 guest commentaries I’ve reviewed and edited and the 32 video episodes I’ve moderated. It’s time for a vacation. This is the one time of the year where I truly and completely disconnect: no smartphone, no laptop, no television (except to watch all […]

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How Advancements in Technology are Facilitating Supply Chain Visibility

While in some ways obtaining supply chain visibility has gotten more difficult over the years, due to globalization, outsourcing, product proliferation, and other factors, in other ways it has gotten easier thanks to advancements in technology. One area, for example, is trading partner and system integration. How are today’s technologies helping in this area? “You […]

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Insights on the Canadian Transportation Market

There are many companies that have transportation operations in both the United States and Canada. As you might expect, the transportation market in Canada is a bit different than in the U.S.. “Geographically, Canada is the second largest country in the world and it has the tenth largest economy in the world,” said Brian Ware, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 31 – August 4, 2017)

Last week I asked “What can potentially stop or bring down Amazon?” In case you’re wondering, the top vote-getter in our highly unscientific poll was “A massive asteroid hitting the Earth.” It’s actually not a far-fetched possibility. “A leading astrophysicist from Queen’s University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of […]

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Marshmallow in My Beard

Author’s note: I wrote this post five years ago, on the eve of my 42nd birthday. Today I turn 47 and tomorrow marks the 9-year anniversary of my father’s death. (Has it been that long already?) In keeping with tradition, I am heading to the beach today with my wife and kids. We usually go […]

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When It Comes to Trucking, the EU is Not the “United States of Europe”

Many shippers, especially those that have grown through mergers and acquisitions, have transportation operations around the world, including the United States and the European Union. While taking a standardized approach to transportation management and procurement would facilitate visibility and control, the fact is that the operating realities of each market are different. In a recent […]

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