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

Schools are closed, the roads are empty, and we’re all just waiting for the blizzard to arrive. It’s a stay-at-home-in-your-pajamas kind of day, my favorite. And the fact that it’s Friday makes it even better. I’m not looking forward to shoveling two feet of snow tomorrow, but there is something undeniably beautiful about seeing the world outside covered in white, and your kids laughing and playing in it, with their red cheeks and noses, shovels […]

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An Amazon Study Shows Why Same-Day Deliveries Matter

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about same-day delivery, with Amazon, Walmart, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Google, and eBay all launching or ramping up their efforts in this area (see “On Amazon’s Quest for Same Day Delivery” and “Google, Same-Day Delivery, and Container Tracking”). Here is why it matters: it results in fewer abandoned shopping carts. In a study with its Amazon Prime customers, Amazon found that merely displaying an icon touting same-day availability increased conversions […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2013)

Wow, 2013 is already one-twelfth over. With no time to waste, let’s go straight to the news… Manhattan Associates Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Performance UPS Achieves Record Earnings Per Share UPS Announces Withdrawal of Offer for TNT Express ATA Asks FMCSA to Delay New Driver Hours Rule (JOC) NRF Forecasts 3.4% Increase In Retail Sales For 2013 November 2012 U.S. Surface Transportation Trade with Canada and Mexico Totaled $81.5 Billion EU, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2012 – January 4, 2013)

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing vacation. Now it’s back to the grind — and fun. There was very little news this week, but here’s what caught my attention: JDA and RedPrairie Complete Merger New UPS Worldwide Express Freight Service Offers Faster International Shipping in More Lanes Roadnet Technologies Unveils Product Enhancement To MobileCast Vehicle GPS Tracking Software Operating System Wal-Mart to Police U.S. Warehouses (Wall Street Journal) As expected, […]

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Guest Commentary: Realizing the Full Potential of Logistics Clusters

Supply chain practitioners are acquainted with the role of logistics clusters, but their knowledge of these hubs is still relatively shallow. For example, how many professionals are aware of the importance of logistics clusters as job creators or appreciate why these communities are such a successful worldwide phenomenon? This lack of knowledge is even more pronounced in the wider business world, particularly when compared to other, better known concentrations of expertise such as Silicon Valley […]

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Guest Commentary: The Importance of Multi-Carrier Compliance in Parcel Shipping

The holiday season is upon us again and there is a noticeable uptick in the number of articles and news items related to the growth of e-tailing. Various sources are predicting e-tailing to grow between 12% and 17% this year. The information coming from the parcel carriers is particularly interesting and provides insight into the challenges they experience this time of the year. UPS estimates that it will deliver 527 million packages in the weeks […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2012)

Get your Twinkies and Wonder Bread while they last. Hostess Brands is going out of business. In more important news… Descartes Acquires Exentra Descartes Community Cloud-Based Service Unveiled at Descartes’ Global User & Partner Conference LeanLogistics Releases On-Demand TMS® v.12.3.0 E2open Announces Availability of Next-Generation E2 Cloud Connectivity UPS Introduces New Cloud-Based Technology Platform to Improve International Supply Chain Management Ryder’s Natural Gas Fleet Surpasses 6 Million Miles Freight Shipments Rose 0.2% in September from […]

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Guest Commentary: Mobile Technology and Freight Transportation

It’s no secret that anything “mobile” is all the rage today. However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. In fact, the introduction of Qualcomm’s OmniTracs™ in 1988 and UPS’ roll-out of the DIAD (Delivery Information Acquisition Device) four years later are prime examples of pioneering companies investing in mobile technology as a means to drive efficiencies and create competitive advantage. Author Malcolm Gladwell defined a “tipping point” as “the moment of critical […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2012)

Last year, Halloween greeted us with a snow and ice storm. This year, it greets us with Hurricane Sandy. This is too much trick and not enough treat for me. In other news… C.H. Robinson Reports Third Quarter Results UPS International Profit Rebounds SAP Announces Record Third Quarter Results Exceed €1 Billion in Third Quarter Software Revenue C.H. Robinson Europe BV Receives AEO-certification FedEx Freight Expands Service and Shipping Solutions to Meet Customer Needs in […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 10-14, 2012)

The outbreak of violence in the Middle East was a troubling development this week, with possible supply chain implications in the near future if the situation worsens. Let’s hope the political leaders on all sides can diffuse this situation quickly and without additional violence. In other news… Freight Shipments Rose 0.1% in July from June Truckload Driver Turnover Surges in Second Quarter Retail Container Imports To Increase 8.5 Percent In September WTO to cut forecast […]

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