Author Archive for Adrian Gonzalez

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat? Is wearing a jacket and hat while watching the Red Sox game in your family room a visual cue that the time has come? If you leave the milk container out on the kitchen counter overnight […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. This is the first time in many years that I’ve had to assume all of her responsibilities in managing the complex operations of a house with three kids (our oldest child is in college, […]

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Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider

Sending out a Request for Proposal — an RFP — is what most companies do when they’re looking for a technology solution. But what if instead of a Request for Proposal, the RFP became a Request for Partnership, as my friend Kate Vitasek from the University of Tennessee suggested several years ago? It seems like […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

7 years ago yesterday, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11. It’s not an anniversary that we celebrate, but one that reminds of us of the sharp turns and potholes we sometimes encounter on the road of life, usually when we least expect them. How we move forward when we […]

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TMS: Always Something New to Talk About

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly (2018 Special Issue) titled “Always something new to talk about” that highlights key trends and developments in the transportation management systems (TMS) market. After 19 years, what else can you say about transportation management systems that you haven’t […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 24-28, 2018)

Since I’ll be speaking in three sessions at next week’s CSCMP Edge 2018 conference, I’ll be busy today finalizing my preparations. It’s also the end of the month and the end of the quarter, which means I need to put on my finance and payroll hats later today to complete those administrative tasks. And it’s […]

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