As you read this I’ll be flying back from the JDA FOCUS 2017 conference in Las Vegas. There was a lot of great learning and networking at the event, including a keynote session with Michael Phelps, where I learned that he has swum the equivalent of two laps around the Earth if you add up all of the meters he has traversed in practices and competitions during his career.
I’m still letting that sink in.
I’ll share my takeaways from the JDA conference in a future post, but with little time to spare this morning as I head to the airport, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, much of it dominated by flying cars:
- Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- This is the first footage of Larry Page’s ‘flying car’ (The Verge)
- With Secret Airship, Sergey Brin Also Wants to Fly (Bloomberg)
- Uber Plans to Test Flying Cars Within Three Years (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Nvidia Goes Public With Self-Driving Truck Ambitions (Trucks.com)
- JDA Delivers Faster, More Intelligent Decision-Making Capabilities with Latest Release
- FourKites Announces Enhanced Integration With JDA Software for Real-Time Visibility Into Freight Transportation
- Maersk goes big in digital transformation with Microsoft
- JD.com creates new unit for its logistics services (TechCrunch)
- C.H. Robinson Reports First Quarter Results
- Ryder Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
- UPS Generates 6.2% Revenue Growth And Increases Q1 EPS To $1.32
- February 2017 North American Freight Numbers
And with that, have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Sometimes” by Michael Franti & Spearhead