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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

We didn’t think he would visit us this year, but then came the snow storm early Monday morning, and with schools closed, Billy Bob Joe V finally showed up. My kids, with the help of neighborhood friends, used their muscles and brains (and ladders and shovels) to build the 13 ft. 3 in. snowman (over […]

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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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Logistics Outsourcing: Is It Still a One-Way Street?

According to a report in the The Press-Enterprise, Walmart is bringing operations at two California warehouses, which it had outsourced to Schneider Logistics for the past 13 years, back in-house. Here are some details from the article: Walmart spokesperson Michelle Malashock said the company plans to retain “as many people as possible” who are currently […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

[This page is intentionally left blank.] … because my mind is blank this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Amazon makes clear it’s now competing with FedEx and UPS in its annual filing (CNBC) Amazon patents a plan to have packages ride public buses for customer pickup […]

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Online Grocery Delivery: How Big is the Market Really?

Walmart announced that it has added four delivery companies — Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie — to help power its online grocery delivery operations in metro areas across four states. The service is currently available in more than 800 stores with another 800 being adding this year. Yet, according to a Gallup poll conducted […]

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