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Kevin O'Meara
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Logistics and Supply Chain Expert | Thought Leader | Strategist | Futurist | Family Man
Logistics and Supply Chain Expert | Thought Leader | Strategist | Futurist | Family Man

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When Does a Comment to Investors Become an Illegal "Signal" to Competitors?
On July 18, 2015 I wrote a blog post entitled:   DOJ Investigates Airlines - Are the Trucking Companies Next?   At that time I had just read an article about the DOJ investigating the airlines concerning collusion on capacity and ticket pricing (The origina...
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Thoughts on Retailers Buying XPO Logistics and What The Right Strategy Should Be
I generally do not like to comment on something so speculative however Friday ended with a huge bang in the supply chain industry with Amazon and a major retailer apparently thinking of buying XPO logistics.  I was asked by many what I thought of this so le...
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Amazon Final Mile - It is All About The Brand
I keep being asked why in the world would Amazon start their own home delivery / final mile service (See Amazon Logistics )?  Everyone questions this as a stretch and even Fed-Ex could not help themselves when they stated Amazon (they did not specifically s...
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Why Do Supply Chain Transformations Fail - The Case for Change Management
I have been thinking and reading a lot lately about supply chain transformations.  I have also been involved in many of them throughout my career including the integration of a $5bl supply chain with a $10bl supply chain in the durable goods area and the co...
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Interesting Supply Chain Events from Week of August 21, 2017
The week is over and some very interesting reads and developments.  Let me get right to them: The war between Amazon and Walmart heats up with the use of Google Home:  In Kevin O'Marah's great piece in Forbes ( Google/Walmart: The Brutal Future of Retail Su...
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Cyber Attacks: How We Have Moved From Corporate Espionage to Corporate Warfare
A great posting over at Supply Chain Matters relative to the impact of cyber attacks on Just in Time (JIT) businesses.  A simple cyber attack can now shut down your tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers which will bring a JIT supply chain to a screeching halt. You sh...
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If Your Supply Chain is Not Customer Centric - You Are Dead
My previous post discussed why Amazon is killing the retail market.  My thesis is simple and it has nothing to do with Amazon being a financial juggernaut.  It was not always that way so we have to ask ourselves how they arrived where they are today.  The r...
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The Week in Review - ELDs, Amazon (again), Foxconn, Border Adjustment Tax - Dead, and Drivers
Another week down in 2017 and amazingly just a few more weeks before those in the retail supply chain will be going crazy getting ready for black Friday.  A lot of topics to discuss from this week so let's get going: Foxconn - Beside being a great job growt...
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Inventories Are Heading in The Right Direction
Anyone who follows me knows I feel very strongly about the Total Inventory to Sales Ratio  and how it forecasts the future for transportation (in the near term).  If inventories rise over a period of time then it only stands to reason companies will start c...
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What A Month May Was For Transportation
CASS Freight Systems is out with their monthly Freight Index Report and it shows some very good news for transportation providers (not so good for the shippers).  Some key facts and figures: YoY shipments are up 7.1%  YoY expenditures are up 7.4% But before...
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