I graduated from high school 30 years ago. I was co-valedictorian, but if you ask me what I spoke about that day, I honestly don’t remember — other than a vague recollection of either me or my classmate referencing Billy Joel’s song, “This Is the Time,” in our speech.
What I know for sure is that sitting there in that dark auditorium so many years ago, I had no idea where the roads ahead would lead me.
I still don’t know.
But yesterday I found myself in the bleachers at my daughter’s high school graduation. After the caps were tossed and the lights came on, I snapped this photo, and I haven’t stopped looking at it.
A look, a smile, a feeling I could never have imagined when I was 17, tossing my cap in the air, stepping out to the great unknown…
where the sun always rises, even if you can’t always see it.
Now, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news…
- Teamsters: 260,000 UPS workers ready to strike for better contract (CBS News)
- Dockworkers, East and Gulf Coast Ports Reach Tentative Labor Agreement (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- EU, Canada [and Mexico] initiate WTO dispute complaints against US steel, aluminium duties
- Uber Freight’s New Fleet Mode Tool Targets Small Trucking Companies (Trucks.com)
- Under Pressure to Tighten Supply Chain, Drug Companies Look to Blockchain (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Tradeshift Raises $250 Million in Series E Funding Round, Bringing Company Valuation to $1.1 Billion
- UPS Expands Ocean Freight Service In 130 New Trade Lanes
- CMA CGM Looks to Leverage Artificial Intelligence (MarineLink)
SInce I’m out of time this post-graduation morning, I’ll share my commentary next week.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “This Is the Time” by Billy Joel