Archive for Supply Chain News

This Week in Logistics News (May 12 – 18)

I spent the beginning of the week (for the second straight week) in Orlando. This time, I was speaking at the Pitney Bowes Retail (R)Evolution conference. The conference as a whole was a great event, with the two days splitting up the complete customer shopping journey and overall experience. One of the highlights (aside from my participation in a fulfillment automation panel of course) was the keynote from Kevin O’Leary, AKA Mr. Wonderful from Shark […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 5 – 11)

I spent the beginning of this week in Orlando, attending the JDA Focus conference. This is one of the busy times in the life of an analyst, as we head into conference season. And for me, conference season means lots of trips to Florida. In fact, my travel earlier this week was the first of three consecutive trips to Florida. Next week, I will be speaking on a panel on warehouse and fulfillment automation at […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 4)

This past weekend, I had what I would call an 80’s throwback weekend. On Friday, I went to see a Guns n’ Roses “cover band” in Cambridge. Now this band is made up of musicians that my wife went to college with, so there was a strong college contingent. They also all have real jobs, and use this as an outlet for their musical skill and desire to have a good time. As someone whose […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 21 – 27)

Last month, I mentioned in my news roundup intro that the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” may be significantly larger than previously thought. It turns out that the plastic waste floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii contains at least 79,000 tons of material spread over 1.6 million square kilometers. That’s the equivalent mass of 6500 school buses, and about the size of Mongolia or Iran. And this mass is only a small part […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 14 – 20)

April 17 was Tax Day in the United States. And it appears that many Americans (myself included) were giant procrastinators this year. While I didn’t wait until the very last minute to file, many millions of Americans did. And when they did, they discovered they were in a nightmare scenario – they couldn’t file their taxes because the IRS systems were down. Luckily, these taxpayers got a reprieve and were able to file once the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 7 – 13)

In the Boston area, this is one of the best weekends of the year – Patriot’s Day weekend. And the biggest tradition of Patriot’s Day weekend is the running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, where 30,000+ runners will trek the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. Every runner has a story, whether they are an elite runner looking for the win, a runner that has qualified for the most prestigious marathon in the world […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 31 – April 6)

It’s Masters Weekend – one of the most glorious weekends of the year for golf fans. This year’s tournament marks the return of Tiger Woods, who will be competing in his first Masters since 2015, when he finished tied for 17th. While Tiger will clearly be a dominant storyline, one of the feel-good stories has to be Matt Parziale, who is an amateur golfer and firefighter from Brockton, MA. Parziale quialified for the Masters after […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 24 – 30)

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about drone deliveries, and whether or not they were actually close to a reality. In that article, I outlined a few practical applications for drones, as well as some of the more hypothetical uses. Well, this week has shown us that aside form practical uses, companies are looking towards the future for possible applications. Amazon, for example, filed yet another patent for a drone system. This time, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 17 – 23)

According to recent research, the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” may be significantly larger than previously thought? Just how big is it? Well, the plastic waste floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii contains at least 79,000 tons of material spread over 1.6 million square kilometers. That’s the equivalent mass of 6500 school buses, and about the size of Mongolia or Iran. About 1.8 trillion plastic pieces make up the garbage patch, the scientists […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 10 – 16)

Sásta Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Or, for those of you that don’t speak or read Gaelic, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While the holiday originated as a celebration of the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland, it has certainly morphed into something else. It is now a day to celebrate all things Ireland, and as the saying goes, everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. […]

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