This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. I’ll share some photos and highlights next week, either of the ride or my new Personal Oxygen Device. Instacart’s new $7 billion valuation is a bet on the future of grocery delivery (recode).

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

This year’s ride will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico. project44 Extends Advanced Visibility Platform with New Truckload Capabilities. Like I wrote earlier this week, there is always something new to talk about in the transportation management systems (TMS) market.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. New Mexico. New York. #28. New Mexico. #31.

Nestlé Posts Strong Performance During Pandemic

Enterra Insights

” Pets, it turns out, have become a source of comfort for people isolated by the pandemic. Emma Grey Ellis ( @EmmaGreyEllis ) reports, “All over the country, from New York to Wisconsin and North Carolina to Colorado and New Mexico, animal shelters are reporting massive upswings in the numbers of animals they’ve been able to adopt out or place in foster homes.

Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Columbus Day, a day set aside to celebrate the discovery of the New World by Europeans, has become a source of controversy. The History Channel notes, “Over 500 years after he ‘discovered’ the New World — kicking off centuries of exploration and colonization of the Americas — Christopher Columbus is still honored with a federal holiday on the second Monday of every October.