Have a Thankful and Merry Holiday Season!

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy. ~Jefferson Bethke~   2020 has certainly been an interesting year by anyone’s standards, and we really don’t know when the upheaval will settle down. But there’s good news on the horizon. The first doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered to front

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Stepping Up the Blue Eagle Way

The Ongoing Pandemic   In A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit writes that disaster “drags us into emergencies that require we act, and act altruistically, bravely, and with initiative in order to survive or save our neighbors, no matter how we vote or what we do for a living.”

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desk picture with caption: COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update: New Mitigations in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania announces new COVID measures.   Pennsylvania reported a record 5900 new COVID-19 cases the same day Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced new mitigation measures to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Governor Tom Wolf explained, “It is our collective responsibility to protect our communities and our most

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Why Supply Chain Costs Continue to Rise

    If you are in the business of shipping goods, you’ve noticed that associated costs continue to escalate. This is affecting players across the supply chain industry, from freight forwarders and last mile providers to OTR truckload carriers, LTL carriers, and freight brokers. Logistics and warehouse managers, as well

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Supply Chain Disruption Continues

Logistics and empty shelves.   The strangest thing happened to me last weekend. We were all out of rubbing alcohol at home, so I ran to the drug store to grab some. But there was no rubbing alcohol to be found. I didn’t think much of it. Just went across

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History Repeats Itself: Supply Chain at Valley Forge

Supply Chain Have you read Washington’s Secret War by Thomas Fleming? It’s a great historical account of Washington and his troops during their 1777 winter at Valley Forge. As I read about Washington’s ferocity and his political maneuvering in the face of numerous obstacles, I found many parallels in the

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