Archive for Supply Chain News – Page 3

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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This Week in Logistics News ( February 22 – 28)

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start. The Konami Code. For any kid that grew up in the 80’s this code should resonate. It was the guarantee (or at least your best chance) that you could beat Contra, a multi-player, run-and-gun video game developed by Konami in 1988. However, the code was not created for Contra, and possibly never meant to see the light of day. As it turns out, the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 15 – 21)

As technology continues to make incredible advances, there are also annoyances that are commonplace these days. One annoyance is constant privacy concerns over whether or not our devices are listening to us. My wife and I are constantly amazed by the ads that come up in our Facebook feed after a conversation about a TV show or a location we would like to visit. And we are clearly not the only ones. I just read […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 8 – 14)

Sustainability continues to be a hot topic within supply chain management. One area that has proven to be an uphill battle is the reduction of packaging waste for home deliveries. I actually wrote about this topic as one of my very first Logistics Viewpoints articles nearly six years ago. To this day, when I receive a package at my house, I am surprised at how much air and packaging materials are delivered. This week my […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 1 – 7)

I read an interesting article this week about food deserts. For those that don’t know, a food desert is an area that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food. On the other end of the spectrum is a food oasis, which has higher access to supermarkets or vegetable shops with fresh foods. In 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts, meaning that they live […]

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