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This Week in Logistics News (September 12 – 18)

Over the last six-plus months, the coronavirus pandemic has changed virtually every aspect of our lives. We have dealt with the health implications of COVID as well as economic hardships, the closing of schools and businesses, delays and changes to our daily schedules, and a pivot in how many of us work, just to name a few. Outside of the core components of our lives, there have also been interruptions to the luxuries that we […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 5 – 11)

Over the last few months, I’ve seen stories about people receiving random, unidentified seeds in the mail. Usually, the package came from China and had something else listed as the contents on the outside. However, once it was opened, there were just seeds with no description. The USDA in July said the packages were most likely part of a “brushing” scam, in which people receive unsolicited items from a seller who then posts false positive […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 29 – September 4)

As the COVID pandemic continues, we have written a number of articles about the supply chain impact and the shortages of products and supplies that has ensued. Recently, there was a concern that there would be a shortage of glass vials for a vaccine that could hinder production. And I just read about another shortage that could impact the vaccine timeline: monkeys. Yes, monkeys. Over the past seven months, more than 100 COVID-19 vaccines, therapies, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 15 – 21)

About a month and a half ago, I wrote about a trend sweeping Facebook nation: “Top 10 Albums that Influence Your Taste in Music.” And as I wrote, there are certain bands that define specific eras of my life. One of the biggest bands in my life over the last 40 years has been Metallica. I just saw an interview on the Howard Stern Show with the band where they talked about the difference between […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 8 – 14)

It is back to school shopping season again, but things sure have changed. With the future uncertain, coronavirus could push back-to-school shopping to record levels as families make contingency plans for remote learning. The National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics released their annual survey on back-to-school spending, and consumers tentatively plan to spend record amounts on laptops and computer accessories in anticipation that at least some classes will take place online due […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 1 – 7)

According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of the average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to 1. I was actually a little surprised by the odds, as I would have assumed that they were much lower. Last Friday afternoon I received a text message from my mom letting me know that she had just sunk her first hole in one after 30-plus years of golfing. To say that I was excited for her […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 25 – 31)

As my colleague Clint Reiser pointed out in last week’s news round-up, baseball is back. And while the season will look a lot different than in years past, it is back. At least until it isn’t. Unlike the NHL and NBA which chose to use bubble cities to contain the teams, baseball teams are still traveling for games. And while the league is somewhat limiting travel by only having teams play in their geographic division, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 11 – 17)

It is always interesting to me to see the creative ways that companies try to collect data about their customers. Over the last few years I have seen an increasing number of “challenges” being shared on Facebook that in reality are simply ways to gather more information about its users. These include picture challenges, such as the “10 Days of Being a Mom Challenge” or the “Here’s How I’ll Look When I’m Old” challenge, as […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 4 – 10)

A little over a year and a half ago I saw Hamilton in Boston. The show was incredible, but I always wondered if I missed out by not seeing the original cast on Broadway. When I initially heard that Hamilton was set to hit the big screen in 2021 with a filmed performance by the original cast, I was pretty excited. With coronavirus shutting down theatres, Disney spent $75 million for the rights and released […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 20 -26)

Baseball is back! Well, sort of. After a long series of negotiations, Major League Baseball and its players have finally agreed on a format to begin the 2020 season. The season is set to begin in late July and will be condensed to a 60-game schedule with a number of changes from a normal season. Unlike a normal season where every team plays every other team, this year, teams will only play teams from their […]

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