“Papi, I think I left my school bag at the baseball field,” my son tells me at 10:00 pm last night, as I’m trying to write this post and get packed for our annual Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Baseball Heaven for a tournament.
“Are you kidding me?!”
He wasn’t kidding.
So I put on a sweatshirt, grabbed my wallet and keys, and drove to the ball field. It was pitch dark, so I used the light from my phone to search the dugout and the bleachers. No bag.
I emailed the coach. “Any chance you picked up N’s backpack after tonight’s game?” I waited for a response. A couple of minutes later, the response came: “I have it.”
Just your typical Thursday night drama before bedtime.
And so here we are now, early Friday morning, and I’m still packing and this post is still not finished. Well, it’s finished now because I’m out of time. By the time you read this, I’ll be halfway to heaven, Baseball Heaven. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday weekend!
Without commentary, here is the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- Amazon Map Tracker lets you follow your package delivery in real time (The Verge)
- Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make Too Many Returns (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Elemica Reports Double Digit Network Growth and Announces New Product Innovations in First Quarter 2018
- CTSI-Global to Launch Managed Services
- Rivals reject blockchain solution from Maersk and IBM (ShippingWatch)
- Blockchain in Supply Chain Alliance (BiSCA) formed to focus on supply chain participants
- UPS hits customers with new fees for oversized packages (Reuters)
- Trump calls for new tariffs on imported cars and trucks (USA Today)
Song of the Week: “Life To Fix” by The Record Company