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This Week in Logistics News (February 26 – March 2, 2018)

When the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the American League Championship Series this year, I can say I was there at the beginning of the journey. Earlier this week, I scratched an item off my bucket list: taking my sons to Fort Myers to see a couple of Red Sox spring training games. Great […]

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Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. The website, called “Jobs of the Future Fund,” boldly states: “The idea is simple: if an employer replaces a human worker with a robot or algorithm, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 6-10, 2017)

What are sidewalks made out of? If you said cement, you would be wrong; sidewalks are typically made out of concrete. Yes, there is a difference between cement and concrete, even though many people (including me, I admit) use the terms interchangeably. Cement is one of the raw materials that goes into making concrete, which […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

My daughter and I are heading on a road trip this afternoon to visit a couple of universities. 13 hours of total driving time over two days. All to determine where I will send my future paychecks and life savings to. *Sigh* On the bright side, this will be the first time in a long […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 24-28, 2017)

Amazon reported its Q2 2017 results yesterday. Revenues increased 25 percent to $38 billion in the quarter compared to Q2 2016, but profits fell by 77 percent as the company continues to invest heavily in its various businesses, including its logistics and fulfillment network. Shipping expenses increased 36 percent in the quarter to over $4.5 […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Toothy. Flossy. Gums. Sparkles. Those are the names of the four tooth fairies that have visited our house over many years, and on Tuesday, my youngest daughter’s tooth fairy, Sparkles, made her last visit. A failed pick-up and delivery at 3:00 am: My daughter woke up, Sparkles’ true identity revealed. The worst part wasn’t the […]

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