I was planning to write an April Fools Day post for today, as I have in previous years, but a business trip and other priorities got in the way this week. So, I’ll just point you to my past April 1 posts in case you missed them the first time:
- 2015: Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”
- 2014: Facebook, Google, and eBay Announce “Internet of Lost Things” Partnership
- 2013: Amazon Ups the Ante, Delivers Goods to Customers Before They Order Them
My post about Amazon actually came true (sort of) less than a year later (see Amazon Patents My April Fool’s Idea), which means…well, I don’t know what it means. But I won’t let the calendar hold me back. I will write my April Fools post at some point this year and share it with you — hopefully, when you least expect it.
In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, without commentary.
- E-Commerce Boom Roils Trucking Industry (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Lawsuit accuses Target of not paying overtime to some warehouse workers (Reuters)
- Five years after Japan quake, rewiring of auto supply chain hits limits (Reuters)
- Rand McNally Introduces New Low-Cost, Plug-and-Play E-Log Device
- Cloud Logistics Partners With The University Of Tennessee – Knoxville To Enhance Supply Chain Technology Education
- FourKites Announces Technology Partnership with McLeod Software
- UPS Breaks Ground On New Technology Center
- AAR: Rail traffic down in U.S., Canada and Mexico in Week 12 (Progressive Railroading)
Song of the Week: “Live While I Breathe” by The Moth & The Flame