Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (January 11 – 17)

One hundred and one years ago Wednesday, a bizarre disaster struck the city of Boston: the Great Molasses Flood. The disaster has also been known as Boston Molasses Disaster, the Great Boston Molasses Flood, or, in a clever play on words, the Boston Molassacre. In the North End, a storage tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst, sending a 25 foot tall wave of molasses through the streets at speeds of 35 miles […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 4 – 9)

Welcome back to the Logistics Viewpoints weekly news round-up. I certainly had a busy, but refreshing, break over the holidays. But somehow the beginning of the new year seems different this time around. I suppose that is because for the first time in a decade my beloved New England Patriots are not in the divisional round of the playoffs. Not only that, but Tom Brady is not under contract, meaning he could leave the team […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 7 – 13)

It’s hard to believe that we have reached the end again. And by that, I mean the last Logistics Viewpoints news round-up of the year. It’s been another great year bringing you the news. It’s also been another great year of learning. I’ve learned so much from reading and researching so many supply chain news topics (in fact, I have more talking points at parties than I can shake a stick at), attending supply chain […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 6)

It was such a surprising victory, that my wife and I were actually giddy. Now, neither one of us are what I would call “dog people.” However, we put on the replay of the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving night mostly to crack jokes about how much the movie Best in Show rings true. Additionally, we only saw the very end of the replay, meaning we just saw the individual category winners compete for the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 16 -22)

Sustainability continues to be big news in the global supply chain, and many global brands have put timeframes on sustainability efforts. One notable example is McDonald’s USA, which pledged to make its coffee supply chain 100 percent sustainable by the end of 2020. I saw late last week that the company had achieved its goal a full year ahead of schedule. Coffee for McDonald’s USA restaurants is verified sustainable through McDonald’s McCafé Sustainability Improvement Platform […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 9 – 15)

We are still 35 days away from winter, but more than 230 million people in the US feel like they are in the depths of the cold season already. Earlier this week, an arctic blast swept the eastern two-thirds of the country, plunging temperatures below freezing, breaking hundreds of cold temperature records. On Wednesday morning in Boston, we woke up to temperatures hovering around 18 degrees, with a wind chill of 5. The cold snap […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 2 – 8)

Over the years, rats have shown an ability to navigate a maze in search of food. Well, it turns out that rats are becoming a bit more sophisticated. Recently, a group of rats at the University of Richmond in Virginia have mastered the ability to drive miniature cars to collect food. For the experiment, the rats were given custom-made vehicles, which were constructed out of a plastic food container with an aluminum floor and a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 26 – November 1)

It looked like the Houston Astros were finally going to end the bizarre pattern of World Series games this fall. And by that, I mean the home team would finally win a game. But the visiting Washington Nationals had other ideas, and for the first time ever, the visiting team won every game of a World Series. With a two-run lead in the seventh inning, the Astros were 8 outs away from winning their second […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 19 – 25)

As the old adage goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But what happens when that imitation comes from the person they are imitating? And what happens when that form of imitation is seen as copyright infringement on a band’s song? Well, in 1988, John Fogerty faced a very rare court case in which he was accused of plagiarizing himself. Yes, you read that correctly. In 1985, after a hiatus of several years from […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 12 – 18)

Stranger Things has been one of the better shows around in recent years. And now, an iconic piece of the show is up for sale. Most of the Georgia mall heavily featured in the third season of the show is going up for sale. Moonbeam Capital Partners is ready to sell its portion of the long-struggling Gwinnett Place Mall. This is just another example of a mall going into a state of disrepair as more […]

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