Archive for supply chain news

This Week in Logistics News (October 17 – 23)

I may be in the minority here, but I’m just going to come out and say it. I do not like glitter. I dislike glitter so much that some of my friends have (jokingly) threatened to send me a glitter bomb package. I’m the only one in my family that feels so strongly about it. In fact, my daughters love it, and as a result, they always seem to end up with birthday, Valentine’s Day, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 10 – 16)

As Boston sports fans, we have become accustomed to duck boat parades. Since 2000, the city has hosted 12 rolling rallies for major sports championships, including 6 for the Patriots, 4 for the Red Sox, and 1 each for the Celtics and Bruins. And if not for a few heartbreaks along the way, that number could easily be 15 or more. This year, unless the Patriots are able to pull off some magic, we will […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 3 – 9)

Earlier this week, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen died after a decade-long battle with cancer. He was often referred to as a guitar god, playing with blistering speed and bringing the tapping technique to the mainstream. One of the coolest stories I have heard about him this week was how he came to play the solo on Michael Jackson’s Beat It. Apparently, he had a deal with his bandmates that they would never do any […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 5 – 11)

Over the last few months, I’ve seen stories about people receiving random, unidentified seeds in the mail. Usually, the package came from China and had something else listed as the contents on the outside. However, once it was opened, there were just seeds with no description. The USDA in July said the packages were most likely part of a “brushing” scam, in which people receive unsolicited items from a seller who then posts false positive […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 29 – September 4)

As the COVID pandemic continues, we have written a number of articles about the supply chain impact and the shortages of products and supplies that has ensued. Recently, there was a concern that there would be a shortage of glass vials for a vaccine that could hinder production. And I just read about another shortage that could impact the vaccine timeline: monkeys. Yes, monkeys. Over the past seven months, more than 100 COVID-19 vaccines, therapies, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 30 – June 5)

UPS has dubbed January 2 as National Returns Day, where the company ships close to 2 million unwanted items back to retailers. While retailers plan for the holiday buying surge for months, they take equal care in preparing for the influx of returns when the holiday season ends. But as we know, 2020 is a different beast, as the coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of shifts and pivots in the global economy. I read […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 9 – 15)

As the world continues to turn during the coronavirus pandemic, we are all adjusting to the new normal. However, what that new normal will ultimately look like is still an unknown. But for now, there are certain things that we are getting used to, such as social distancing and wearing face covers. But how will businesses adjust to the new normal? I’ve seen a bunch of articles this week about what businesses are considering. According […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 2 – 8)

One of the things I like best about the user conference season, other than seeing new innovative technologies and learning from my peers, is the fact that I actually get to watch movies on my flights. I recently watched Bohemian Rhapsody, the based-on-reality movie about the life and times of Queen and its front man Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek’s transformation into Freddie Mercury, as well as the other actors portraying Brian May, Roger Taylor, and […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 3 – 9)

Amazon has finally decided upon its second headquarters. Or has it? According to multiple reports, Amazon will build out two smaller “headquarters” as supplements to the main headquarters in Seattle, WA. The location of the two outposts, Long Island City, NY and Arlington, VA, are not overly surprising, considering the interest from the Washington, DC and New York City areas. However, many critics cite the whole second headquarters search as nothing more than a publicity […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 13 – 19)

The stock market has been in the news a lot lately over the past few weeks. This is due to the volatility of the market as it has experienced huge swings just this week alone. On Wednesday, the DOW was down over 300 points, with losses picking up right after the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, which showed concerns about the long-term benefit of President Trump’s tax cuts. The swings are also attributed […]

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