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This Week in Logistics News (April 19 – 25)

It’s been a busy week here at Logistics Viewpoints as we get ready to head to Las Vegas next week for JDA Focus, and Hollywood, FL the week after for Manhattan Momentum. There’s a bit of everything in the news this week, so let’s get right to it. Amazon tries its own deliveries Freight train blues hit car supplies F1 technology to boost UK’s ‘next generation’ of automotive supply chains Oil and gas supply chain […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics. As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. As the saying goes, old habits die hard. In other news… JDA Software to Release Next-Generation Solution for In-Store E-Commerce Picking Operations C.H. Robinson Reports Third Quarter Results XPO Logistics Announces Third […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 26-30, 2013)

This was a relatively quiet week for news, and I suspect many of you are taking off early today to enjoy the long holiday weekend, which unofficially marks the end of summer. So, without delay, here is the news that caught my attention this week: Qualcomm Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell its North and Latin American Transportation and Logistics Business to Vista Equity Partners Kewill Enhances Logistics Software With New Mobile Apps For Greater Efficiency […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

After a cold and wet holiday weekend, summer has arrived with a vengeance, with temperatures in the 90s yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Time to put away the turtlenecks and find my bathing suit. It was a relatively quiet week for news, but here’s what caught my attention: Descartes Reports Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Results Transplace Selects New Equity Partner Greenbriar Equity Group Supply Vision Partners with FindMyFreight.com U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Policy on […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2013)

The appliance repair guy showed up this morning to confirm what I already suspected: my refrigerator is on life support and will soon die. My five year old daughter burst out crying, not because buying a new fridge is certainly not in the budget right now (which is the reason I almost burst out crying), but because “I love that fridge!” and doesn’t want us to get a new one. She roamed the house crying […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 28-June 1, 2012)

I love the start of a new month because (among other things) I get to turn the page on my wall calendar, the one my wife makes for me every year, and see what family picture she selected for the month. June is my wife’s birthday and our anniversary, so not surprising, this month’s picture is of the two of us, embraced and smiling in our dining room, taken sometime last year on a day […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2012)

Should I be concerned that Opening Day for the (1 win, 5 losses) Red Sox falls on Friday the 13th? In more important news… Volerro Launches Business Commerce Network SAP to Acquire Syclo, Extends Leadership in Mobilizing the Enterprise Oracle Introduces Business Intelligence Applications for SAP Sales & Distribution and Materials Management FedEx to Acquire Polish Shipping Company Opek Sp.z o.o UPS Accelerates U.S.-Mexico Trade with New Ground Freight Service HighJump Software Expands in Asia […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 26-30, 2012)

Last night, I kept telling R (my four year-old daughter) that she had to go upstairs to take a bath, and she kept refusing, insisting that she didn’t have to because she’s taken “like 5 baths this week!” When she finally couldn’t take it any more of me saying “Come on, let’s go!” she storms out of the room and says, “Where’s Mommy?! I’m telling on Papi!” I don’t know who’s in charge around here, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 2, 2012)

We finally got some snow yesterday, just in time for Little League baseball tryouts this weekend. If the law of averages holds true, then I’m betting we’ll get more “snow-outs” than rain-outs this spring. In this week’s news… UPS Deploys Next High-Tech Mobile Computer to Drivers MercuryGate Enters Asian Market December 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.6 Percent from December 2010 ATA Truck Tonnage Retreated 4% in January Passenger Traffic Continues to […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2012)

Welcome to 2012. Please remain seated with your seatbelt fastened until the year has come to a full and complete stop… October 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.0 Percent from October 2010 JDA Software Expands Investment in China as Part of Strategic Growth Initiative Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.5 Percent Oil Jumps Above $100 on Unease Over Iran (Wall Street Journal) November factory orders rise, business spending […]

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