Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (April 22 – 28)

I remember being a kid and watching re-runs of the Jetsons – you know, the futuristic Flintstones. The show was set in a non-specific future utopia filled with robots, flying cars, and all sorts of other space-age contraptions. Every time I watched it, I couldn’t help but think what a wonderful world. But it recently dawned on me that we are closer to living the life of the Jetsons than we even realize. Think about […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 15 – 21)

Patriots’ Day is one of the best days of the year in Boston. For those of you that don’t know what Patriots’ Day is, I’ll tell you. It is a state holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is observed on the third Monday in April, and kicks off school vacation week. There are war re-enactments and parades to celebrate. It is […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 8 – 14)

I saw over the weekend that Norway is planning on building the world’s first ship tunnel to bypass part of the ocean. The tunnel will be a 5,610-feet passageway dug through a piece of rocky peninsula that will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea. The tunnel will be 118 feet wide, 162 feet tall, and will accommodate cruise and freight ships weighing up to 16,000 tons. The tunnel, if it remains on […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 1- 7)

The boys are back! That’s right, the Bruins are back in the playoffs after suffering season-ending collapses the last two years. On top of that, baseball season officially kicked off this week, and the Red Sox opened up the season with a two-game winning streak against the Pirates. The weather has not exactly cooperated with us for baseball season, given the low temperatures and yesterday’s rainout. But, playoff hockey and baseball season mean two things: […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 25 – 31)

After a cold and dreary winter in Boston, I was excited to spend a little bit of time in the sun. Luckily for me, I went to West Palm Beach, FL for the first half of the week to attend the Descartes Users Conference. The conference itself was fantastic, with lots of great sessions, and opportunities to learn. In fact, you’ll be hearing more about it over the next few weeks. As much as I […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 18 -24)

Thirty-three years ago today, five high school students in Shermer, IL spent a full Saturday in all-day detention for various offenses. The five students were labeled a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. To pass the time, the students talked, argued, snuck out of the library to explore the school, and opened up about their fears and the pressures they face. Over the course of the nine hours they spent […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 11 – 17)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, a day where everyone is Irish. Or, at the very least, pretends to be. And like any holiday, Americans sure love to spend money. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans will spend a record amount of money this year. Just how much money? Well, according to the NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, spending for St. Patrick’s Day is expected to reach $5.3 billion, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 5 – 11)

There are many sayings that tout experiential learning as superior to learning from a book. Well I must agree. I can tell you that there are many stories about consequential supply chain disruptions that have made an impact on me. But none of these made an impact on me comparable to running out of baby formula, baby antacids, or one of the many other items required to keep my infant twins happy. The lungs on these kids […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 4)

Everybody makes mistakes, right? And often times, these mistakes are minor and no one notices, or, we are able to fix them before anyone does notice. But then there are times where mistakes are made on a grand scale, or should I say, the grand stage. At this past Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards ceremony, a pretty big mistake happened to close out the show. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope while […]

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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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