Archive for Logistics News

This Week in Logistics News (May 11 – 17)

It’s been a busy few weeks around these parts as the conference season winds down. Over the last few weeks I, along with my colleagues Steve Banker and Clint Reiser, have made the rounds on the conference scene. Our trips included HighJump Elevate, Oracle Modern Business Experience, Descartes Evolution, Promat, BluJay Soar, MercuryGate Velocity, Transplace Shipper Symposium, and JDA ICON. Plus, Steve and Clint will be at Manhattan Momentum next week. While I always miss […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 4 – 10)

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate moms everywhere. According the NRF’s annual look into Mother’s Day spending, an estimated 84 percent of consumers are planning gift purchases for their mothers (or wives). And like most holiday spending trends, Mother’s Day spending has consistently grown over the last decade. And in 2019, consumers will once again set an all-time high, with total spending approaching $25 billion, up from $23.1 billion last year. The […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 3)

As history tells us, following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, John Wilkes Booth fled to southern Maryland and then Virginia. There, Union soldiers surrounded the barn where Booth and his co-conspirator were hiding out, set the barn on fire, and in the ensuing chaos, shot and killed Booth on April 26, 1865. Or did they? The Philadelphia Inquirer has a new story that follows the adventure of sleuths using facial recognition technology to figure out whether Booth’s […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 6 – 12)

We are heading into what I can only call one of the single greatest days of the year in Boston: Patriots’ Day. The holiday officially commemorates the “shot heard round the world,” or the first shots fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord and the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. The region marks the occasion with Revolutionary War re-enactments, parades, and an unforgettable weekend of sports. The Red Sox hoisted the 2018 World […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23 – 29)

There’s an old proverb “that all good things must come to an end.” As a New England Patriots fan, that ending came a lot sooner than I would have liked. Earlier this week, Rob Gronkowski announced that he is retiring from the NFL. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player quite like Gronk. When healthy, he was the most dominant force on the field; he was a punishing blocker, reliable receiver, and nearly impossible […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 16 – 22)

I spent the majority of this week in Las Vegas attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience conference at the Mandalay Bay. From a supply chain perspective, the conference looked into how disruptive technologies like IoT and blockchain are impacting supply chain management and the benefits and efficiencies they can add. The sessions were both informative and thought provoking at the same time. But I’ll have more on these topics at a later date. The conference […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 9 – 15)

St Patrick’s Day is this weekend, where everyone is a little bit Irish. And it wouldn’t be a holiday without Americans spending a lot of money. So just how much money will be spent this year? According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey on St Patrick’s Day, about 55 percent of Americans plan to celebrate. The average consumer plans to spend about $40, which equates to roughly $5.61 billion in total spending. The […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 23 – March 1)

I spent the better of the last week in the sunny, warm confines of Southern Florida. It was a harsh dose of reality coming back to Boston and a snow storm. On our trip we saw iguanas, sea turtles, vultures, (wild) alligators, and a host of other animals. When it comes to animals, one of the best things I did with my family on vacation was to visit Panther Ridge, a non-profit conservation center in […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 16 – 22)

Last year, I wrote about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which upon further review, may be significantly larger than previously thought. The plastic floating waste contains at least 79,000 tons of material spread over 1.6 million square kilometers. While a lot of the materials come from humans’ ocean activities, such as abandoned fishing nets and gear and lost shipping containers and/or their contents, there are clearly other items in the patch. If not in the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 2 – 8)

The Patriots have done it again, winning their third Super Bowl in five years, and sixth since the turn of the century. This was certainly not the game most people expected; with two high-powered offenses, most football fans were excited for a shoot-out. Instead, the Patriots defense shut down the second highest scoring offense in the league, holding the Rams to a Super Bowl record low 3 points. This win puts the Patriots in the […]

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