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Mr. Burnson is a widely-published writer and editor specializing in international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He is based in San Francisco, where he provides a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts.

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Latest content from Patrick Burnson

DHL Supply Chain focuses on investing to address ‘The Most Unpredictable Peak Season Ever’
The company announced that it will hire 7,000 associates through the end of 2020 to meet demand fueled both by the peak holiday shopping season and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 State of Logistics: Third Party Logistics
The impact made by the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to realign the current third-party logistics (3PL) marketplace. But when it does, shippers may expect far greater reliance on innovative technologies.

Fetch Robotics introduces Workflow Builder for ‘instant’ warehouse automation
Fetch Robotics announced the availability of Workflow Builder, the company's new drag-and-drop development toolkit that allows shippers to implement flexible automation in existing manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment facilities.

Cold Chain Food Logistics: Setting the standard for cold chain
Recent studies show that cold chain efficiency is often less than ideal, as abuses above or below the optimal product-specific temperature range occur frequently. This fact significantly increases food waste...

Drones to Play Key Role in Food Cold Chain Logistics
A new generation of transport providers may be making some forms of temperature control system irrelevant, says the upstart drone company, Flytrex.

State of Global Logistics: Delivering Above and Beyond
Industry experts agree that costs across all sectors worldwide will continue to rise in 2018, and the most successful shippers will be those that are able to mitigate their impact on...

Near Shoring Will Have Impact on Supply Chain Automation, Says AlixPartners Report
In a new manufacturing outlook report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail...

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