Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (February 11-15, 2019)

Well, after many weeks of binge watching, my wife and I finished all six seasons of Downton Abbey last night. I must admit, I’m a little sad today — like saying goodbye to dear friends after an extended stay together. But we have the movie to look forward to. What should we watch next? I’m […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

[This page is intentionally left blank.] … because my mind is blank this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Amazon makes clear it’s now competing with FedEx and UPS in its annual filing (CNBC) Amazon patents a plan to have packages ride public buses for customer pickup […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). I woke up at 2:15 am on Wednesday and couldn’t […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 21-25, 2019)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news, starting with Amazon sharpening its logistics competitive weapon. Amazon’s Pitch to Woo Shippers: Fewer Fees Than FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. req’d) Amazon pushing hard into ocean shipping, making it easier for Chinese goods to get to […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry? My friend Matthew Harding from Chainalytics raised that question on LinkedIn this morning by posting the following chart from Google Trends (which I modified to include “RFID” and “artificial […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Are you’re still looking for a personal challenge this year? Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! There are five rides you can […]

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