As you read this I’ll be on my way to Saratoga Springs, NY for the JDRF Ride to Cure. Together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I plan to cycle 100 miles tomorrow in support of JDRF’s vision to create a world without type 1 diabetes.
Cycling 100 miles is challenging enough, but the forecast calls for rain tomorrow, so there will be added challenges like slippery roads and wet feet. But none of these challenges compare to the ones my daughter and everyone living with T1D face everyday. Our discomfort will be temporary and by choice; theirs is not.
A big thank you again to our riders who have commited a lot of time and energy training and fundraising over the past few months:
- Janet Bucciero (Pitney Bowes)
- James Coon (BluJay Solutions)
- Gabe Coury (BluJay Solutions)
- Leslie Gonzalez (Adelante SCM)
- Connor Reynolds (BluJay Solutions)
- Kelly McCauslin (BluJay Solutions)
- Dewey Sweat (BluJay Solutions)
- Steve Wallace (Elemica)
- Mike Weissel
Also, a shout out to Ralph Cisneros (Intel) who represented the team and rode 100 miles at last month’s Sonoma, CA ride, and to Joe Tillman, Kathy Fulton, and Kevin McCarthy who will ride with me in Death Valley, CA next month.
Last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to our Century Team Sponsors (BluJay Solutions, C.H. Robinson, and Descartes Systems Group) and our Team Water Bottle Sponsor (enVista). Without your generous support, none of this would be possible.
I’ll share some pics and stories next week. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- Trump delays tariff hikes by two weeks in ‘good will’ gesture to China (CNBC)
- U.K. Government Outlines ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ for No-Deal Brexit (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- DHL Supply Chain Partners with Convoy and Turvo to Advance Digitization Efforts for Transportation Operations
- Uber commits $200 million to Uber Freight expansion in bet on trucking and Chicago (TechCrunch)
- Shopify to Acquire 6 River Systems
- New Research from BluJay Solutions Finds Customer Experience Overtakes Cost as Top Supply Chain Differentiator and Innovation Driver
- Amazon leases new multistory warehouse in South Seattle, first of its kind in U.S. (Seattle Times)
- July 2019 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
- Trucking Industry Raises Alarms on California Gig Economy Legislation (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Daimler Starts Highway Test of Autonomous Freightliner Truck (Trucks.com)
- Amazon lockers headed for Japanese retailers and train stations (Nikkei Asian Review)
Since I still need to pack and hit the road, I’ll share my commentary next week.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Hold Back the Rain” by Duran Duran