Archive for Logistics News

This Week in Logistics News (July 7– 13)

Phew! All of the boxes were finally moved in. The house was in disarray, but my wife and I were happy to finally have the family back in a home of our own. Then the cleaning began. Why is it that the process of cleaning a house reveals so many problems? Things look so much cleaner from a distance. And why does cleaning also reveal so much dysfunction? When it comes to buying a home, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 23 – 29)

The group play stage of the 2018 World Cup is over and the tournament has moved on to the knockout stage, where the remaining 16 teams will play a single elimination tournament. Notice I said remaining 16 teams and not the best 16 teams. This is due to the somewhat unfair nature of the random draw, where some groups are simply more difficult to advance through. There were certainly some surprises and amazing moments from […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 9 – 15)

Last weekend, at the Belmont Stakes, Justify made history. The American thoroughbred racehorse became just the thirteenth American Triple Crown winner. For those of you unfamiliar with the Triple Crown, it means winning the three biggest races in the US – the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. While the last Triple Crown occurred in 2015 with American Pharoah, it is certainly a rarity in the sport. In fact, prior to American Pharoah, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 2 – 8)

My kids have officially become obsessed with Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Every time we get in the car, the first thing they ask for is to listen to Hamilton. They sing the songs constantly, day and night, taking turns between who gets to be Alexander Hamilton and who gets to be Aaron Burr – the oldest always ends up being Hamilton. Over the last couple […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 26 – June 1)

As hard as it is to believe, today is already June 1, the 152nd day in the Gregorian calendar (153rd day in a leap year). There have been some pretty big moments in history that took place on June 1. Examples include Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England in 1533(for a short period of time), Benedict Arnold was court-martialed for malfeasance in 1779, Kentucky becomes the 15th state of the US in 1792, the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 19 -25)

And like that, my spring conference season is over. For three straight weeks I traveled to Florida attending user conferences, learning from peers, exploring innovative solutions, racking up JetBlue points, and spending lots of time in an Uber. Each of the three conferences, JDA, Pitney Bowes, and Manhattan Associates, offered dynamic content and a glimpse into the future of software. At JDA, the big announcement was around the introduction of the Luminate platform. Pitney Bowes […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 12 – 18)

I spent the beginning of the week (for the second straight week) in Orlando. This time, I was speaking at the Pitney Bowes Retail (R)Evolution conference. The conference as a whole was a great event, with the two days splitting up the complete customer shopping journey and overall experience. One of the highlights (aside from my participation in a fulfillment automation panel of course) was the keynote from Kevin O’Leary, AKA Mr. Wonderful from Shark […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 5 – 11)

I spent the beginning of this week in Orlando, attending the JDA Focus conference. This is one of the busy times in the life of an analyst, as we head into conference season. And for me, conference season means lots of trips to Florida. In fact, my travel earlier this week was the first of three consecutive trips to Florida. Next week, I will be speaking on a panel on warehouse and fulfillment automation at […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 21 – 27)

Last month, I mentioned in my news roundup intro that the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” may be significantly larger than previously thought. It turns out that the plastic waste floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii contains at least 79,000 tons of material spread over 1.6 million square kilometers. That’s the equivalent mass of 6500 school buses, and about the size of Mongolia or Iran. And this mass is only a small part […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 7 – 13)

In the Boston area, this is one of the best weekends of the year – Patriot’s Day weekend. And the biggest tradition of Patriot’s Day weekend is the running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, where 30,000+ runners will trek the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. Every runner has a story, whether they are an elite runner looking for the win, a runner that has qualified for the most prestigious marathon in the world […]

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