My youngest son left his brand new sneakers at the pool, and when he went back the next day, the attendant told him the sneakers had been found and placed in the lost-and-found bin. Yet when he searched through the bin, they were gone. Someone had claimed them as their own.
Who would take them? And why?
I don’t know, but that is why the Egyptians invented the lock more than 4,000 years ago, and why bike shops sell bicycle locks, and why we have locks on our house doors, gym lockers, and cars.
Can you imagine a world without locks?
It’s the beginning of Labor Day weekend here in the US, so I assume many people are taking vacation today. For people in the path of Hurricane Dorian, please prepare and stay safe.
And now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- American Logistics Aid Network Urges Precautions, Preparation For Hurricane Dorian
- Trucking Company Shutdowns Grow as Shipping Market Cools (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Best Buy revs up supply chain ahead of the holiday season (CNBC)
- How Amazon’s Shipping Empire Is Challenging UPS and FedEx (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- U.S. Ports Deliver a Reality Check on Trump’s Tariff Goals (Bloomberg)
- Target Refuses To Raise Prices Over Tariffs, Putting Pressure On Suppliers (OPB)
- FourKites® Introduces Lane Connect Capability for Predictive Capacity Management
- Elemica Introduces Electronic Proof of Delivery Mobile App
- Kuebix Reaches 20,000 Customer Milestone
- Panera partners with UberEats, DoorDash and GrubHub to expand its in-house delivery (CNBC)
- LLamasoft Reports Significant Revenue and Customer Growth in First Half of 2019
I’ll share my commentary next week. Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Call and Answer” by Barenaked Ladies