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This Week in Logistics News (June 13-17, 2016)

My wife and I are off to my daughter’s 2nd grade class this morning for their end-of-year workshare, where we’ll see highlights of the projects they worked on this year, with a slideshow and other fun activities mixed in. A great way to start a Friday. But before I head out, here’s the supply chain and […]

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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn: The Beginning of Something Big or Another Failed Tech Marriage?

The big news this week was Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Is this the beginning of something big and transformative in the way we work and collaborate together or is it the beginning of another failed marriage between two tech companies? Of course, only time will tell, but regardless of whether Microsoft and LinkedIn […]

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A New Age in Supply Chains: Realizing the Benefits of Business Networks and Communities

In a recent guest commentary, Greg Kefer, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at GT Nexus, writes, “We’re at the dawn of a new age in supply chains. As cloud-based technology moves into the mainstream, extended partner networks that make up the global supply chain are harnessing it to share information in new ways and collaborate […]

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Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains, as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there. A clear sign that Mexico is currently in the supply chain spotlight was last month’s […]

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Can Twitter Help You Make Smarter Supply Chain Decisions?

For years, I’ve been telling supply chain executives to think beyond Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter when thinking about the role of social networking in supply chain management. My main message: Think of social networking as another set of communication and collaboration tools, which include discussion forums (think LinkedIn groups), document sharing (think Dropbox), video conferencing […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 26-30, 2015)

With almost 2 feet of snow on the ground, the Blizzard of 2015 hit us hard here in Boston, but I was prepared with my “Made in Cuba” snow shovels. With more snow in the forecast for this weekend, I’m ordering a few more pairs for my neighbors right now. #CubanLivingInNewEngland. In other news this week… […]

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