Archive for This Week in News

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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This Week in Logistics News (November 5 – 11)

In what most people are calling a shocking upset, Donald Trump has won the 2016 Presidential Election. Almost everybody was predicting that Hillary Clinton would become the country’s first female president, but it was not to be. So on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president. This, of course, is barring a move from “faithless electors” on December 19, when the Electoral College officially casts their votes. It will […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 4)

Cubs win! Cubs win! Cubs win! I’m being serious – the Cubs won the World Series. Let that sink in. And like that, the 108 year old curse is broken. This World Series was already great, featuring two teams with a combined 174 years of heartache and baseball agony. But game seven was the type of back and forth battle that MLB executives dream about when they envision a World Series. When the Indians tied […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 22 – 28)

The iPod turned 15 years old this week. While I don’t remember seeing the original commercial, featuring a man listening to music on his iBook and transferring songs to his iPod, I can vividly remember the silhouette commercials that ran for many years. At the time, I remember thinking “why would I need this?” I had a discman, and the iPod was expensive. Fast forward a few years, to 2006, and I decided I needed […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15 – 21)

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. This recognition has caused quite a stir, with many people weighing in on Dylan’s merits as a poet. The funny thing is, none of it really matters to Dylan. In fact, it took a full five days before the artist even acknowledged the award – turns out he wasn’t answering phone calls or emails, and the Nobel committee had no idea if he would even […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8 -14)

Over the course of the last few years, I have written about autonomous trucks and the future of self-driving vehicles (see here and here for examples). These vehicles could be one of the solutions to the ongoing driver shortage, but are still years away from being a reality. Earlier this week, my friend and neighbor Steve Brykman, Senior Mobile Strategist at Propelics, offered an interesting take in his blog about the unsung heroes of self-driving […]

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