Last summer, my oldest daughter exited her teen years by turning 20. Today, my youngest daughter turns 13 (the boys in the middle are 15 and 18).
It’s true: one day they’re babies, sleeping on your chest, then you blink and they’re all grown up.
I look up to them. Literally, they’re all taller than me (well, not the youngest, but just wait a few months). But figuratively too, for they inspire me in so many ways.
And here I sit, another day started, still searching for more
words to write.
Save me a piece of cake.
Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- Inside California’s colossal container-ship traffic jam (American Shipper)
- Amazon, Walmart Tell Consumers to Skip Returns of Unwanted Items (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- “GEODIS City Delivery” for even faster urban deliveries
- Walmart testing grocery delivery technology with HomeValet ‘smart box’ (MarketWatch)
- GM Launches BrightDrop, a New Business That Will Electrify and Improve the Delivery of Goods and Services
- Verizon Skyward, UPS to further develop drone delivery service (DroneDJ)
- SolarWinds Hack Forces Reckoning With Supply-Chain Security (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- DB Schenker Halts Deliveries to U.K. Due to Brexit Trouble (Bloomberg)
- Transportation Insight Acquires Spend Management Experts to Strengthen Small Parcel Solutions and E-Commerce Offering
- C.H. Robinson and SAS Join Forces to Unlock New Era of Dynamic Business Planning for Retail and CPG Companies
- Unifaun and Consignor announce merger agreement
- Digital road freight forwarder Sennder raises $160M Series, plans European expansion (TechCrunch)
- More misery for shippers with return of bunker surcharges on the radar (The Loadstar)
- Logistics Hiring Extended Strong Growth in December (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Fleets taking steps to advance time-based driver pay (CCJ)
I’m short on words and time this morning, so I’ll save my commentary for future posts.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Happy Birthday to Me” by Cracker