Archive for Flexport

$1B Investment in Flexport – A Smart Bet or Case of Irrational Exuberance?

As reported by Forbes last week, “Flexport, a software-focused freight forwarder [founded in 2013] that helps businesses transport their goods to their point of sale, announced a $1 billion funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund on Thursday, with existing investors Founders Fund, DST Global, Cherubic Ventures, Susa Ventures and SF Express all participating. The […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2019)

It was school vacation week, which means I got more skiing than work done these past few days. I give thanks whenever I come off the mountain uninjured, especially after going 32 mph down a run (it’s important to note that my kids flew by me on the way down, so I am grateful that […]

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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 (September 25-29, 2017)

You know what might be more complex than supply chain management? The college application and financial aid process. We’re wading through it now with my oldest daughter who is a senior in high school. If you have to schedule multiple information sessions and webcasts to explain how this whole process works, like our high school […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters) UPS And CyPhy Works Test Drone For Urgent Commercial Delivery Package-Delivery Drones Likely Years Away From Federal Approval (WSJ – sub. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

This was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, which is typical for August, so let’s go straight to it: Macy’s expands same day delivery to 17 cities as it challenges Amazon (Reuters) New Capabilities in JDA Flowcasting Attack the Toughest Retail Forecasting Challenges Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity […]

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