Archive for Supply Chain News – Page 2

This Week in Logistics News (May 2 – 8)

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. But it will certainly be different than Mother’s Days of years past. Instead of getting together and enjoying brunch and hug, more people will be looking at socially distanced or virtual celebrations. Even so, people are ready to spend this Mother’s Day. According to an annual survey from the national Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics, while 71 percent of respondents are social distancing, 78 percent say celebrating […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 25 – May 1)

Sustainability has been a hot topic in supply chain and manufacturing circles lately. Earlier this week I saw an article about Taylor Guitars, one of the world’s most well-known makers of acoustic guitars, and how it has been looking at alternatives to using exotic wood for its instruments as regulations around the use of exotic wood has tightened. So now, when customers buy a new Taylor guitar, it may not be made from exotics wood […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 18 – 24)

This past Monday was Patriots Day, which in Boston is one of the best sports days of the year. But, due to coronavirus, the Boston Marathon has been pushed off until September (hopefully) and the Red Sox season is on hold. Usually, millions of spectators flock to the historic marathon route to cheer on the word’s best as well as weekend warriors as they push their bodies to the limits with the hope of making […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 11 – 17)

It’s a wild world right now. As people everywhere look to flatten the curve, we have tentatively moved beyond the “panic-buying” stage of COVID-19. However, things are rapidly evolving when it comes to grocery shopping. Many stores are limiting the number of people in stores at one time, leading to long lines outside of stores just to get in. As a result, more and more people are looking at either curbside pick-up or home delivery. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 4 – 10)

As sports around the world continue their imposed hibernation, the companies that supply athletes and teams with sports equipment are shifting their focus. Rather than producing uniforms, equipment, and apparel, many companies are now producing masks for healthcare professionals as supplies continue to run low. Nike is re-purposing sneakers to make face masks and shields for healthcare workers. Under Armour is making no-sew face masks for hospital workers. Bauer, and its sister companies Cascade and […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 28 – April 3)

The coronavirus pandemic has moved non-essentials employees to their home offices for the last few weeks and for the foreseeable future. This has dramatically increased the popularity of virtual conferencing app Zoom, as employees, students, and friends look to remain connected in this time of isolation. Just how popular has the app become? Currently, it is the most popular Apple and Android app in the world, and its stock price has more than doubled since […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 21 – 27)

Across the country stay-at-home orders have been extended for another month as we grapple with the ongoing reality of COVID-19. This means that schools, libraries, daycare centers, and other non-essential businesses are closed for the foreseeable future. As a father of young children, this certainly poses a unique set of challenges as my wife and I balance work and home life in the confined space that is our home. However, I have been thinking a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 14 – 20)

We all knew this day would come eventually. I just don’t think any of us saw it shaking out quite like this. After 20 years, 18 post-seasons, 14 Pro Bowls, 6 Super Bowl championships, 4 Super Bowl MVP awards, 3 regular season MVP awards, and the most dramatic comeback in Super Bowl history, Tom Brady is no longer a Patriot. My belief, along with most of those in new England, was that Brady would re-sign […]

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This Week in Logistics (Coronavirus) News (March 7 – 13)

Coronavirus is certainly making an impact on the world, and more cases continue to pop up in the US every day. Over the past few days, the NBA, NHL, and MLS have suspended their seasons, MLB is postponing spring training and the start of the season, the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments have been canceled, the BAA has postponed the Boston marathon until September, most conferences have been canceled or postponed, multiple states have […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 29 – March 6)

It’s an interesting and unsettling time to be a Boston sports fan. As I’ve noted on here a number of times, we are living in an era of winning that is unprecedented. Every Big 4 team has won at least 1 championship over the last 20 years and the cumulative sits 12. And that number could be even higher when you factor in those near misses of the 2007, 2010, and 2017 Patriots, 2012-2013 and […]

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