Author Archive for Chris Cunnane

This Week in Logistics News (February 11-17)

A couple of weeks ago was Groundhog day, where we “learn” whether we have to endure six more weeks of winter or can expect a rush order to spring.  I, for one, did not believe Punxsutawney Phil when he saw his shadow and called for six more weeks of winter. This was due to the fact that we had experienced a mild winter so far. Well, Punxsutawney Phil apparently knew what he was talking about. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4 – 10)

The Patriots have done it again. And I’m still in shock. In a comeback for the ages, the Patriots scored 31 unanswered points over the final 17 minutes of regulation and overtime to claim their fifth Lombardi trophy. This time, they were finally on the right side of a game-defining circus catch. And while the saying “cue the duck boats” is becoming a common occurrence in the Boston sports scene, it still brings about a […]

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A Sneak Peak into the Future of the TMS Market

Over the last 4 years, I have released an annual analysis of the global transportation management systems (TMS) market. The research combines the analysis of large amounts of information with interviews with executives from numerous TMS software companies. The end result is the publication of ARC’s TMS Global Market Research Study, which analyzes the market shares across numerous categories of the leading TMS suppliers. I am in the process of kicking off that research once […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 3)

The Super Bowl is this Sunday – the Atlanta Falcons are seeking their first championship while my beloved New England Patriots are seeking their fifth. If you’re planning on going to the game, you’re going to have to shell out some serious cash. Looking at the secondary market, data from TicketCity indicates that the average ticket price is $4,744 and the largest sale was $74,928. Now for the majority of us, we’ll enjoy watching the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 21 – 27)

Donald Trump has now been President for a full week. And it’s been a busy week for him. Trump has acted or made his intent to act on a number of important issues (some of which are highlighted below), including the affordable care act, immigration, the Supreme Court, regulations, infrastructure projects, voting rights, the TPP, energy production, and more. Talk about jumping right into things. I’d like to say that my week has been very […]

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Key Takeaways from NRF 2017

Last week, I attended the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY. This was my ninth straight year attending the show since becoming an analyst, and my fourth year of attending as a member of ARC Advisory Group. This show has historically been a very large and busy show, and this year was no exception, with nearly 35,000 retailers and industry partners in attendance. Every year a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 14 – 20)

For the ninth year in a row, I attended the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show in New York City. Not surprisingly, the show was packed again, with new and innovative solutions across all areas of retail (more to come on that in a future column). The Big Show always makes me think of the logistics required to pull it off – hundreds of suppliers with booths, collateral, and equipment, tens of thousands of people, […]

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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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