Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (December 1 – 7)

Amazon is used to making headlines, especially as it continues its technology evolution within its warehouses. One area that Amazon has focused on is the use of robots in the warehouse. In fact, Amazon holds an annual contest, dubbed the Amazon Picking Challenge, where teams compete to build robots capable of efficiently picking and packing items. Well, Amazon made the headlines with its warehouse robots again this week. This time, however, it was not for […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 24 – 30)

After traveling through space for six months, the Mars InSight officially touched down on the red planet earlier this week. InSight is short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, and according to NASA, will give the planet its “first thorough check-up since it formed 4.5 billion years ago.” The mission is to study the interior structure of Mars, specifically its crust, mantle, and core. The research will look at the interior […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 10 – 16)

On Monday, November 12, Stan Lee, writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics died. Working closely with Jack Kirby at Marvel, Lee created some of the most iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and more. Over the course of his career, he would redefine the superhero genre, and have many of his characters go on to grace the silver screen. In many of […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 3 – 9)

Amazon has finally decided upon its second headquarters. Or has it? According to multiple reports, Amazon will build out two smaller “headquarters” as supplements to the main headquarters in Seattle, WA. The location of the two outposts, Long Island City, NY and Arlington, VA, are not overly surprising, considering the interest from the Washington, DC and New York City areas. However, many critics cite the whole second headquarters search as nothing more than a publicity […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 27 – November 2)

For the 4th time in the last 15 years, the Red Sox are the World Series champs! The funny thing is I made a very specific bet a long time ago. To be exact, the year the was 2001, at the beginning of the baseball season and the end of my senior year of college. One of my best friends, who had developed the nickname Yogi because he always wore a Yankees hat, and I […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 20 – 26)

Last week I mentioned that the Panama Canal expansion has resulted in record breaking tonnage moving through the waterway. The expansion was surely an engineering feat, using the latest technology to improve the global supply chain. However, engineering feats such as building a massive canal did not always have access to this level of technology. Today marks the 193rd anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal. While the Panama Canal expansion took roughly nine […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 13 – 19)

The stock market has been in the news a lot lately over the past few weeks. This is due to the volatility of the market as it has experienced huge swings just this week alone. On Wednesday, the DOW was down over 300 points, with losses picking up right after the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, which showed concerns about the long-term benefit of President Trump’s tax cuts. The swings are also attributed […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 6 – 12)

Going, going, gone. Those words were posted on Instagram, along with a picture of his “Girl with Balloon” canvas print, by the renowned and mysterious street artist Banksy shortly after the piece of art had sold for nearly $1.4 million at auction. Why going, going, gone? Well, Banksy, who has a history of pranking the art world, had built a shredder into the frame of the print in 2006, just in case it ever went […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 5)

We have officially entered one of my favorite parts of the year – October. The days are getting cooler, the football season is in full swing, hockey season is starting, and it’s the beginning of the baseball playoffs. For the first time since 2004, the Red Sox and Yankees will face off in the playoffs, with the first pitch tonight at 7:30 at the friendly confines of Fenway Park. October also means we are officially […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15 – 21)

The wait is over, and the show is finally here. I’ve mentioned on here a few times how my kids (and my wife and I) have become obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece that is Hamilton. Well, this weekend, we finally get to see it live. And while the touring cast does not feature Miranda, or my personal favorite Daveed Diggs, it does feature Nicholas Christopher who grew up in the town where we live. Either […]

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