Author Archive for Chris Cunnane

This Week in Logistics News (January 7 – 13)

After 8 years, it is time to say goodbye to the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. Earlier this week, he gave his final address as POTUS, where he reflected on the accomplishments of his administration as well as the challenges that lay ahead. One of his biggest accomplishment was the growth of the economy. As Donald Trump’s promises to fix infrastructure problems that plague the country’s highways and bridges, there is hope […]

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Amazon’s Latest Take on Drone Deliveries: Fantasy or Reality

As I mentioned in last Friday’s news round-up, Amazon has won a patent for a flying warehouse or fulfillment center that will deploy drones to deliver parcels. Basically, the plan for Amazon is to have a blimp or airship of some sort hovering at an altitude of around 45,000 feet, stocked with lots of products. When an order is placed, a drone will fly down from the floating fulfillment center and deliver the item within […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2016 – January 6, 2017)

Welcome back! I certainly had a relaxing end of the year and was able to re-energize for 2017. One of the more fun things I did with my time off was to go skiing with my son. Unlike last year, I saw something new out on the slopes this year – RFID readers. In an interesting take on the technology, my lift ticket no longer fastened to the outside of my jacket. Instead, it was […]

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The Top Supply Chain Stories of 2016

It’s been another fast and busy year here at Logistics Viewpoints. Today’s column is our final column of the year, as we take a few weeks to rest and re-energize to bring you more exciting articles in the new year. For today’s column, I want to revisit some of the top supply chain and logistics stories that occurred in 2016 and will continue to shape the industry in 2017 and beyond. Trump Wins the Election […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 10 – 16)

And like that, the year is basically over. I’d like to thank all of our readers, sponsors, guest bloggers, and of course, my fellow Logistics Viewpoints contributing authors for another great year. This is our last Logistics Viewpoints weekly news roundup. We’ll have a new article for you on Monday, but then we are going to take a few weeks to rest and re-energize to continue bringing you all the hard hitting news, analysis, and […]

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The Top Ten Logistics Viewpoints Articles of 2016

Much like the last few years, we here at Logistics Viewpoints thought our readers would be interested in seeing what 2016 posts obtained the most views over the year. It is nice to see articles written throughout the whole year garnering so many views, not just those that have been on the site since the beginning of the year. It’s also nice to see articles written by various Logistics Viewpoints contributing authors. The most popular […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3 – 9)

Tom Brady is the GOAT. And by GOAT, I mean the greatest of all time. At least according to some people. And according to some stats. The one stat that people are referencing are his record setting 201st win, collected last Sunday afternoon against the LA Rams. This win put Brady one win ahead of his rival Peyton Manning to become the winningest quarterback of all-time, if you include regular season and post season wins. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 26 – December 2)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the books. And by all accounts, Americans spent a lot of money. Call it the Amazon effect if you want, but more and more consumers are flocking to the Web for holiday deals than in stores. And traditional retailers are pushing their online inventory to keep up with customer demand. According to a survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF), an estimated 108.5 million Americans shopped online […]

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Let the Holiday Rush Begin (or Continue)!

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear view mirror, the holiday shopping season, and the rush to deliver packages, is in full swing. The last few years of holiday shopping, and the shipping crunch associated with e-commerce orders, has produced its share of ups and downs. Late packages will never be eliminated fully, but retailers and shippers alike have taken steps to ensure that a holiday meltdown similar to 2013, where an estimated […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 12 – 18)

As hard as it is to believe, next Thursday is Thanksgiving. I’ve written before about the intricacies of the Thanksgiving supply chain, and how over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving (or about 45 million individual turkeys). The bigger story, however, is the fact that the holiday shopping season technically kicks off a week from today, as Black Friday deals roll out nationwide. This, of course, is […]

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