Well, that was quick.
It seems like only yesterday I dropped my daughter off at college to begin her freshman year,
and now I’m heading out to pick her up.
Only yesterday she was born, me heading out to bring her home from the hospital.
Only yesterday I graduated from college, bought a bicycle and cycled cross country, then
headed out to Arizona to begin life again.
It seems like only yesterday, not years, that I was a kid myself
playing stickball and bathing in the johnny pump on President St.
Not years, but only yesterday, my heart first beat,
my parents first met, the sun set on the sugarcane fields,
the blinding light, the big bang,
was it really that quick?
Before I head out, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- The US just raised tariffs on Chinese goods. China says it will hit back (CNN)
- A Mysterious Hacker Group Is On a Supply Chain Hijacking Spree (Wired)
- FLEXE Secures $43 Million in Series B as the Dominant Player in the On-Demand Warehousing Category
- JDA Launches ML-Powered Luminate Warehouse Tasking to Intelligently Optimize Tasks in Real-Time
- Amber Road Launches Carrier Cargo Screening
- Paragon Helps Transport Operators Combat Driver Shortage with Resource Management Functionality
- Transplace Hires Matthew Harding as Senior Vice President of Data Science
- J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Announces 360box, a New Trailer Pool and Drop-And-Hook Service
- Robots Edge Closer to Unloading Trucks in Amazon-Era Milestone (Bloomberg)
- Absolut Mixes Machine Learning Into Its Spirits Supply Chain (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- From coffee bean to cup: Starbucks brews a blockchain-based supply chain with Microsoft (ComputerWorld)
- Nestle switches delivery model for some U.S. frozen foods, cuts 4,000 jobs (Reuters)
- Shipowners Seek to Slow Services to Meet Emissions Limits (WSJ – sub. req’d)
Well, time to head out. I’ll share my commentary next week. Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “It Doesn’t Matter Why” by Silversun Pickups