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April Fools’ Day Greatest Hits from Talking Logistics

Happy Easter and Passover to all who celebrate. It’s also April Fools’ Day. I didn’t get a chance to write an April Fools’ post this year, but check out some of my past posts: Breaking News: Walmart, Facebook, and Uber Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Unrivaled Commerce Experience Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

My Little League team lost its first playoff game this past Monday. We were down 9-0 after two innings, rallied back to take a 12-9 lead, then the other team came back to tie the game in the bottom of the 6th inning, sending the game to extra innings where we ultimately lost. Last night, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 29 – March 4, 2016)

Before diving into this week’s supply chain and logistics news, I want to share a couple of quick news items of our own. First, for all of you who have asked for podcast versions of our Talking Logistics episodes, they are now available on our iTunes Podcast channel! We have 40 episodes uploaded and all […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 15-19, 2016)

In case you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to get lapped while skiing, the answer is yes. I still can’t explain how it happened. I could blame my skis, which are rentals, and like many things borrowed, they might have a damaged history we know nothing about. My wife blames my colorful ski jacket, which […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Driverless vehicles and package delivery dominated the supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it: Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks (Quartz) Self-Driving Cars Clear a Hurdle, With Computer Called Driver (WSJ – sub. req’d) Amazon Building Global Delivery Business to Take On Alibaba (BloombergBusiness) Amazon expands logistics […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 25-29, 2016)

Amazon reported its Q4 2015 results yesterday, and although it reported record profits for the quarter ($482 million), the company’s shares tumbled in after-hours trading because overall results fell short of analyst expectations. Shipping costs are always an item of interest, and as the Wall Street Journal reported:    In the quarter, shipping costs jumped […]

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