Archive for 3D printing

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

What can I do if I have writer’s block? Well, I could turn to an AI-powered robot to my write my post for me (see Wired article, “What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism”). Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 19-23, 2016)

Driverless vehicles, drones, and 3D printing — three emerging technologies that will ultimately impact supply chain and logistics processes — are the top headlines this week. I’m on borrowed time this morning, so I’ll defer my commentary to next week. But it’s sufficient to say that the pace of change continues to accelerate in the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 11-15, 2016)

When was the last time you checked your mailbox with excitement and anticipation? Not your email inbox, but the one your postman uses to deliver your mail? Back in college, I couldn’t wait to get back to my dorm to see if I had received a letter or package from a friend. And when one […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

I’m at Heathrow airport waiting to board my flight back to Boston, which is delayed by over an hour so far. I’ve spent most of this week in Dorking, England (not far from London) meeting with executives from Paragon Software Systems and several of its customers (I’ll share my takeaways from the visit, including my […]

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Amazon Drone Delivery for $1, 3-D Printing at Lowe’s

I am off today to Transplace’s Shipper Symposium in Dallas, where tomorrow I will lead a panel discussion on 3-D Printing, Drones & Driverless Trucks – Creating a Futuristic Supply Chain. Joining me on the panel will be Dan McCarthy, VP of Operations at Solidscape, and Brent Hankins, Advanced Concepts Engineer at Peterbilt Motors. The […]

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Amazon’s 3D Printing Trucks: A Quixotic Quest for Zero Delivery Time?

According to reports on 3DPrint.com and the Wall Street Journal, Amazon filed for a patent in Novmeber 2013 titled, “Providing Services Related to Item Delivery via 3D Manufacturing On Demand.” Here’s the abstract plus a drawing from the patent: Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user […]

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