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This Week in Logistics News (July 24-28, 2017)

Amazon reported its Q2 2017 results yesterday. Revenues increased 25 percent to $38 billion in the quarter compared to Q2 2016, but profits fell by 77 percent as the company continues to invest heavily in its various businesses, including its logistics and fulfillment network. Shipping expenses increased 36 percent in the quarter to over $4.5 […]

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A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. But after many years of onboarding new customers, I have learned that there are three basic components to most integrations. And I like to think of it in cooking terms. Below are the steps we followed for one of our latest supply chain integrations: Step 1: […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 10-14, 2017)

I will be climbing to the clouds this Sunday. Well, not literally. It’s a bike ride I’m participating in as part of my training for our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure team ride this September in support of JDRF. You know who else has been hitting the roads? My teammates Andrew Clarke, CFO at C.H. […]

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3 Steps to Achieving Predictive Logistics

A reporter recently asked me how, in my view, the shipping industry would make money in the coming years. The question caused me to reflect on how this might have been answered just ten or five years ago versus today. In the past, growth came from scale: mega-ships, port infrastructure, and buffer. Today, the answer […]

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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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