My trip to Chile this week in numbers:
34: the number of hours to travel there and back.
36: the number of hours I spent on the ground in Chile.
4: the total number of hours I spoke (in Spanish!) during my three presentations.
240+: the number of attendees at the Seminarium conference.
2: the number of chocolate ice cream cones I ate while in Chile.
I even participated in a Facebook Live interview following my keynote presentation:
Exhausting, yes, but also a great learning and networking opportunity. Kudos to the team at Seminarium for organizing a successful event, and to all of the attendees for their thoughtful questions and insightful commentary.
Since I just got back yesterday and I’m still not fully awake — and I have a week’s worth of emails and work to catch up on — I’ll share this week’s supply chain and logistics news, headlined by rockets and drones, without commentary.
- Delivery by rocket could change the game for UPS, FedEx (CNBC)
- FedEx Expanding Capabilities with Acquisition of Northwest Research
- NAFTA negotiators trade barbs, indicate wide differences (Reuters)
- White House to Test Federal-Local Sharing of Drone Regulation (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Drone Delivery Canada and Wolseley Canada Sign Agreement for Drone Delivery Development
- Amazon and Big Apartment Landlords Strike Deals on Package Delivery (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Convoy Scores A Win In The Trucking Startup Race With Anheuser-Busch Alliance (Forbes)
- LLamasoft Demand Guru Helps Companies to Accurately Predict and Investigate Key Drivers of Demand
- UPS And The International Brotherhood Of Teamsters Begin Contract Negotiations
- Expanded Panama Canal sets record cargo tonnage in FY17 (Seatrade Marine News)
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush