Archive for Supply Chain & Logistics Trends

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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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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This Week in Logistics News (May 29 – June 2, 2017)

One of the best parts of a long holiday weekend is that a short workweek follows. The only problem is that the “To Do” list continues to grow nonetheless. Therefore, with much still to do and limited time, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news without commentary. Wal-Mart tests delivery of online packages by […]

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4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity. No matter what phase your business is at, from the most successful, legendary brand to a smaller, emerging one, every aspect of your business needs […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

It was a very busy week in the world of supply chain and logistics, so let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention: FLEXE Launches Nationwide Next-Day Delivery Effective immediately, Amazon’s smart speaker “Alexa” can update DHL customers on their parcel shipment LLamasoft Partners with TPG Capital Airbus creates new commercial drone services […]

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Top Talking Logistics Posts and Episodes (Q1 2017)

The new year is more than a quarter behind us and it continues to speed along. There’s never a dull moment in this industry — always something new on the horizon, whether it’s new technologies, regulations, competitors, risks, or opportunities. What will tomorrow bring? Why is it important? How should you respond? Those are some […]

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