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This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand. I guess the kids envisioned him growing up big like his father Otis, but Cow ended up being the runt in the […]

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Transportation Management Systems in the Food Industry: What’s Driving Demand?

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) bring a lot of value to companies across all industries, but the value proposition is particularly strong in the food industry when you consider the cost of transportation as a percent of revenue and the service challenges involved. What factors are driving demand today for TMS in the food industry? Are […]

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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 (January 1-5, 2018)

Can a Cuban ski in -21.6F and survive? I wasn’t willing to find out. But I did ski the day before when it was a balmy -10F and I survived (barely) eight runs down the mountain. The cold still has a tight grip on the East coast, with more than a foot of snow falling […]

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

“I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017, and I was right. I was wrong, for example, about obstructive sleep apnea becoming the new debate in trucking; the debate ended before it really started after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 30 – November 3, 2017)

My car crossed the 90,000 mile mark this week, which means something (or everything) will soon start to break down, like how I started needing reading glasses when I crossed the 45 year old mark. I’m bringing the car into the shop this morning for some proactive maintenance (translation: I’ll pay some money now to […]

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