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This Week in Logistics News (June 26-30, 2017)

Last call for riders and sponsors! We’re getting ready to print our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure Team jerseys for this year’s ride (September 14-17) in Saratoga Springs, NY in support of JDRF International. If you’re a supply chain or logistics company interested in sponsoring the team, or if you’re a supply chain or logistics […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 19-23, 2017)

It’s the last day of school, so lot’s of excitement here at home. With little time to spare this morning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Deal for Whole Foods Seen as Ideal for Urban Pickup and Delivery Hubs (WSJ – sub. req’d) Wal-Mart to Vendors: Get […]

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Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. Parcel shipping is the fastest-growing logistics sector. According to CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report published this week, “while overall transportation costs fell 0.7 percent last year, spending on package […]

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My Logistics Experiences with Amazon and AAA

When you spend your workday thinking and writing about logistics, you can’t help but see it in your everyday life too. Here are two examples that I experienced last week, courtesy of Amazon and AAA. Amazon: Two Extremes of Packaging My wife walked into the study with a large box from Amazon. Inside was a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

The weather finally warmed up in Boston, although temperatures in the 90s so early in the season is not what I had hoped for. Nonetheless, I put on my cycling gear and went for a couple of rides this week as I begin turning up the training dial in preparation for our Logistics Leaders for […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 1-5, 2017)

Athletes are in vogue at supply chain and logistics conferences this year. Last week it was Michael Phelps at the JDA FOCUS conference. This week it was Mia Hamm at the BluJay Solutions SOAR 2017 conference. And next week, it’ll be Sugar Ray Leonard at the Manhattan Associates Momentum 2017 conference. If you had to […]

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