Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (October 5 – 11)

Sustainability has been a really hot topic around here lately. We’ve touched upon ways that companies are reducing their carbon footprint, re-engineering products to include recyclable materials, and using sustainable energy at their factories. But one area that often times goes under the radar is how to re-use consumer goods products that are already out in the market. Lego is tackling this problem head on, and in a very creative way. The company is launching […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 4)

We have written extensively about the future of self-driving vehicles on this platform. And while we usually stick to autonomous trucks and mobile robots, we occasionally look at the current and future state of autonomous cars. As Elon Musk continues to build his empire, with a nod to the autonomous trucking world, one has to wonder how the public feels about autonomous vehicles. Over the last few weeks, a number of videos have surfaced of […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 21 – 27)

Wednesday September 25, marked the 39th anniversary of John Bonham’s death. Also known as Bonzo or the Beast, Bonham was arguably the greatest drummer in rock n’ roll history. While I may personally be partial to Keith Moon’s overall body of work, Bonzo was immensely talented and a larger than life figure. Bonham was ranked number 1 on Classic Rock’s list of 50 Greatest Drummers in Rock, and Modern Drummer describes him as “the greatest […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 14 – 20)

Last week, I wrote about the robot uprising that is going on in the store, where retailers are using robots for a variety of tasks, including stock checks, damage control, and customer service. So, what happens when a robot cannot fulfill its responsibilities and makes too many mistakes. Well, it turns out that after getting reassigned, it gets fired just like its human counterpart would. That’s exactly what happened in Scotland this week when a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7 – 13)

Ah yes, it is officially palindrome week. This year, however, palindrome week takes on a whole new significance. After next Thursday (9/19/19), there will not be an official palindrome week until 2021 (we don’t count putting a 0 in front of the month around here). This is the end of a wonderful run of years, starting in 2011, where the dates read the same frontwards and backwards for a week+. And to quote one off […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 31 – September 6)

It’s that time of year again. And no, I don’t mean back to school or the home stretch of the baseball season. I mean football season is kicking off. And once again, my hometown Patriots are set to raise another Super Bowl banner on opening night. In a step away from the norm, the NFL season did not kick off with the defending Super Bowl champions hosting the Thursday night game. My guess is that […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 24 – 30)

For the last few months, Patriots fans have been wondering what Rob Gronkowski’s “next chapter” will be. As a fan, my obvious hope was that after some down time and the chance to heal his body, he would decide to rejoin the team. Earlier this week, Gronkowski held a press conference to finally announce his next chapter. And while he did not rule out a return to the field (nor did he in any way […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 17 – 23)

What is this inverted yield curve talk all about? Well, I know a little about it. A little bit. Does it mean that a recession is coming? No. Does it indicate that a recession might be coming? Maybe. A yield curve is an XY plot of the annualized yields of US Treasury securities at different maturities. Typically, the longer the maturity, the higher the yield. An inverted yield curve is the terminology for the reversal […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 10 – 16)

Sustainability is an initiative that thankfully more companies are taking on. One area of concern for a lot of people is around single-use coffee pods. These pods are one of the best (or worst) examples of unnecessary single-use plastics that are polluting our planet. Coffee pods can wind up in rivers where they wash into lakes and oceans. Over time, the plastic breaks down into smaller pieces that choke and kill wildlife. Well, one company […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 3 – 9)

It’s nice to be back bringing you the logistics news round-up again. My colleagues took over for me the last two Fridays as I was on vacation exploring Ireland and Northern Ireland. It was such an amazing trip on so many levels. First there was the family aspect. I saw family I hadn’t seen in years, watched my kids meet and play with new cousins, visited the house where my father, grandfather, and most likely […]

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