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April Fools’ Day Greatest Hits from Talking Logistics

Happy Easter and Passover to all who celebrate. It’s also April Fools’ Day. I didn’t get a chance to write an April Fools’ post this year, but check out some of my past posts: Breaking News: Walmart, Facebook, and Uber Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Unrivaled Commerce Experience Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called […]

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Breaking News: Walmart, Facebook, and Uber Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Unrivaled Commerce Experience

In a sign of how e-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment are disrupting the status quo in the retail industry, and the ripple effect it’s having on supply chain and logistics processes, Walmart, Facebook, and Uber announced this morning that they are forming a strategic alliance (to be called “Unrivaled,” according to sources) that will “redefine and […]

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Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”

The logistics industry has come a long way. Just a few years ago, most people had no idea what logistics was about, or they simply equated the term with trucks and warehouses. UPS helped to raise awareness about the industry with its “We [Heart] Logistics” ad campaign, which the company launched in 2010 (and recently […]

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Facebook, Google, and eBay Announce “Internet of Lost Things” Partnership

At a press conference last night in San Francisco, Facebook, Google, and eBay announced Found, a new joint venture focused on the Internet of Lost Things (IoLT). “Many of our peers in Silicon Valley are focused on the Internet of Things, but we believe the Internet of Lost Things offers an even greater opportunity to […]

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Amazon Ups the Ante, Delivers Goods to Customers Before They Order Them

Google and Walmart announced last week new initiatives around same-day delivery and in-store delivery lockers, as the two companies try to keep pace with Amazon.com. Well, Amazon upped the ante again today by unveiling a new service called Amazon One Step Ahead that delivers goods to customers before they even order them. The service leverages […]

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