Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (December 2 – 8)

Earlier this week, a camera on board the Mars Curiosity captured a photo of a round, stone-like object. Now, just what that object was, remains to be seen. It all depends on who you ask. NASA deems these strange spheres to be Martian “blueberries,” which applies to many of these round objects. According to NASA, the “peculiar objects are the result of a natural phenomenon called concretion, in which minerals gather and harden inside water-soaked […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 25 – December 1)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are once again in the books. And not surprisingly, more and more shoppers are heading to the internet rather than the mall. Plenty of brick and mortar retailers offered deep in-store discounts to drive consumer traffic, but the web reigned supreme. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online. The end numbers are staggering. While […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 11 – 17)

On Wednesday, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci was sold at auction at Christie’s in New York City for a record-shattering amount. While there are only about 20 known surviving da Vinci paintings, “Salvator Mundi” is the only one that is in private hands. The painting was once thought to be a copy, and sold for about $60 in the 1950’s. It resurfaced at an estate sale in 2005, and a consortium of American art […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4 – 10)

We’ve all done things that we probably either regret or, at the very least, know we shouldn’t have done. This is true in both our personal lives and our work lives. However, I recently saw an article that epitomizes this scenario. A Nevada Department of Transportation employee is under investigation for violating the rules of his job. His main responsibility is to test employees suspected of on-the-job substance abuse. What did he get in trouble […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 28 – November 3)

For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are world series champions. The Astros outlasted the LA Dodgers in a thrilling seven game series to bring home the crown. As soon as that final out was made, the real planning began. And no, I’m not talking about how the Astros can build off of this year’s team in free agency to defend the title next year. I’m talking about the victory parade. There […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 21 – 27)

We are in the final weekend before one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. This year, I actually have plans to go to a costume party for one of the first times since having kids. I was stuck when it came to a costume as I looked back at some of my classics: Bob Ross, Richard Simmons, Brett Michaels, and a handful of others. Now that I have three kids, we are spending more than usual […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 14 – 20)

As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, the life of bees is an interesting one. This past weekend, I saw it up close and personal as I took my annual “apple picking” trip with my family. However, this year, we went with friends to make things more interesting for our kids. Due to the warmer temperatures, the bees were not ready to pack it in for the winter. Instead, they were looking for […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 7 – 13)

This was a disappointing sports week around these parts. On Monday, the Red Sox were oh so close to forcing a deciding game 5 in the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, only to have their bullpen implode and blow a late game lead. This, of course, lead to their second straight opening round loss in the playoffs, and the firing of manager John Farrell. Also on Monday, I took my son to […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 30-October 6)

This has been a tough week. The senseless shooting in Las Vegas has left me grasping for something to write. But I just don’t even know what to say. However, this is not the appropriate place for me to step up on my soapbox, so I’ll share something my colleague Steve Banker said in his opening keynote at MercuryGate’s user conference in Las Vegas earlier this week. Steve said he was glad that the conference […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 23 – 29)

Last night I saw Roger Waters perform at the TD Boston Garden as part of his Us + Them Tour. This was my second time seeing Roger Waters, the first time being on his Wall Tour from a few years ago. The Wall was an amazing show, especially given that it has long been one of my favorite albums. However, the Us + Them Tour is a best of the best kind of show; Waters […]

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