Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (February 18 – 24)

On Monday of this week, Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 years old. I remember being twelve years old and watching MTV with my 15-year-old brother the first time I heard Smells Like Teen Spirit in 1991. From the opening chords until the last note, I sat there with my mouth open, not quite sure of what I was listening to. All I knew was that it was a sonic experience, and different from anything […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 11-17)

A couple of weeks ago was Groundhog day, where we “learn” whether we have to endure six more weeks of winter or can expect a rush order to spring.  I, for one, did not believe Punxsutawney Phil when he saw his shadow and called for six more weeks of winter. This was due to the fact that we had experienced a mild winter so far. Well, Punxsutawney Phil apparently knew what he was talking about. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4 – 10)

The Patriots have done it again. And I’m still in shock. In a comeback for the ages, the Patriots scored 31 unanswered points over the final 17 minutes of regulation and overtime to claim their fifth Lombardi trophy. This time, they were finally on the right side of a game-defining circus catch. And while the saying “cue the duck boats” is becoming a common occurrence in the Boston sports scene, it still brings about a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 3)

The Super Bowl is this Sunday – the Atlanta Falcons are seeking their first championship while my beloved New England Patriots are seeking their fifth. If you’re planning on going to the game, you’re going to have to shell out some serious cash. Looking at the secondary market, data from TicketCity indicates that the average ticket price is $4,744 and the largest sale was $74,928. Now for the majority of us, we’ll enjoy watching the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 21 – 27)

Donald Trump has now been President for a full week. And it’s been a busy week for him. Trump has acted or made his intent to act on a number of important issues (some of which are highlighted below), including the affordable care act, immigration, the Supreme Court, regulations, infrastructure projects, voting rights, the TPP, energy production, and more. Talk about jumping right into things. I’d like to say that my week has been very […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 7 – 13)

After 8 years, it is time to say goodbye to the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. Earlier this week, he gave his final address as POTUS, where he reflected on the accomplishments of his administration as well as the challenges that lay ahead. One of his biggest accomplishment was the growth of the economy. As Donald Trump’s promises to fix infrastructure problems that plague the country’s highways and bridges, there is hope […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2016 – January 6, 2017)

Welcome back! I certainly had a relaxing end of the year and was able to re-energize for 2017. One of the more fun things I did with my time off was to go skiing with my son. Unlike last year, I saw something new out on the slopes this year – RFID readers. In an interesting take on the technology, my lift ticket no longer fastened to the outside of my jacket. Instead, it was […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3 – 9)

Tom Brady is the GOAT. And by GOAT, I mean the greatest of all time. At least according to some people. And according to some stats. The one stat that people are referencing are his record setting 201st win, collected last Sunday afternoon against the LA Rams. This win put Brady one win ahead of his rival Peyton Manning to become the winningest quarterback of all-time, if you include regular season and post season wins. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 26 – December 2)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the books. And by all accounts, Americans spent a lot of money. Call it the Amazon effect if you want, but more and more consumers are flocking to the Web for holiday deals than in stores. And traditional retailers are pushing their online inventory to keep up with customer demand. According to a survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF), an estimated 108.5 million Americans shopped online […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 12 – 18)

As hard as it is to believe, next Thursday is Thanksgiving. I’ve written before about the intricacies of the Thanksgiving supply chain, and how over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving (or about 45 million individual turkeys). The bigger story, however, is the fact that the holiday shopping season technically kicks off a week from today, as Black Friday deals roll out nationwide. This, of course, is […]

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