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 line workers, and there are […]

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.” This has been true for […]

COVID-19 Update: New Mitigations in Pennsylvania

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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 vulnerable Pennsylvanians from COVID-19 and […]

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 as, the manufacturing and distributing […]

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 town to another drug store […]

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 political and pandemic environment today. […]

Blue Eagle’s Continuing Response to COVID-19

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Safety and Supply Chain Priority During COVID-19   Here at Blue Eagle Logistics, we reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic quickly and with a series of initiatives to keep customer supply chains moving. Our priorities include keeping safe and healthy both our team members and the customers we see on a daily basis.   COVID-19 Escalation […]

Eastern Pennsylvania Enters Green Phase June 26

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Green Phase   According to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Eastern Pennsylvania will enter the Green Phase on June 26th.   June:  eCommerce Accelerates During COVID crisis   Here at Blue Eagle Logistics, we fully expect capacity to tighten in the near future as demand for eCommerce last mile delivery services increased 11.8% in Q1, 2020 according to […]

COVID-19 Update: May 27, 2020

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Yellow Phase   Eastern Pennsylvania will enter the Yellow Phase on June 5, Governor Tom Wolf explained during a press conference on May 22.   April: Low Spot for Logistics Industry   April was a bad month for the freight market. According to the latest Cass Freight Index, “freight shipments fell nearly 23% year over year […]

Supply Chain Resilience

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Supply chain resilience is a responsibility.   Supply chain strategy has been focused on driving costs down, rather than resilience or safety. For years now, lowering costs has been the prime motivator in optimizing the movement of goods and reduction of inventories in the worldwide supply chain. The advent and lingering economic impact of COVID-19 […]