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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 (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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This Week in Logistics News (March 24 – 30)

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about drone deliveries, and whether or not they were actually close to a reality. In that article, I outlined a few practical applications for drones, as well as some of the more hypothetical uses. Well, this week has shown us that aside form practical uses, companies are looking towards the future for possible applications. Amazon, for example, filed yet another patent for a drone system. This time, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 17 – 23)

According to recent research, the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” may be significantly larger than previously thought? Just how big is it? Well, 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. About 1.8 trillion plastic pieces make up the garbage patch, the scientists […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 10 – 16)

Sásta Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Or, for those of you that don’t speak or read Gaelic, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While the holiday originated as a celebration of the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland, it has certainly morphed into something else. It is now a day to celebrate all things Ireland, and as the saying goes, everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 3 – 9)

Three years ago, Hamilton, the critically acclaimed rap musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton was in its first run Off-Broadway. After a couple of extensions, the show moved to Broadway, and has recently begun touring the US. In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of it, the play was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda after reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, a biography of Alexander Hamilton. After only a few chapters, Miranda […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 24 – March 2)

The 2018 Winter Olympics are officially in the books. Last week, I wrote about the US women’s hockey team’s incredible victory over Canada to claim gold. Well, they weren’t the only US ice team to claim victory. The men’s curling team, which had finished last and second-to-last in the last two Olympics, brought home the country’s first gold medal in the event. That gold brought the US Olympic Team’s gold medal count to 9, and […]

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