My first flight in more than a year began with a 3-hour delay. Some things just don’t change. But the plane took off and landed, which made it a good flight, nonetheless.
It was extremely hot in Eugene, Oregon (111F). So hot that they delayed the Track & Field Olympic Trials by 5 hours on Sunday. But the runners ran and we witnessed a world record in the women’s 400m hurdles and a 17-year old beat Usain Bolt’s U20 record in the 200m to earn a spot on the Olympic team.
Despite the heat, we also squeezed in a few hikes to see waterfalls.
My second flight in more than a year, a red eye back home, was on time. I didn’t get any sleep, but the plane took off and landed, which made it a good flight, nonetheless.
It’s good to be home. Some things just don’t change.
As we head into the holiday weekend, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- Zebra Technologies to Acquire Fetch Robotics
- Warehouse Operators Turn to Wearable Technology to Solve Workplace Strains (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- ShipBob Raises $200 Million to Further Democratize Ecommerce Fulfillment
- Amazon has spent billions to get within a 1-hour delivery distance of many U.S. customers, but Walmart and Target are still winning that race (MarketWatch)
- Amazon says its carbon footprint grew 19% last year (AP)
- DP World acquires syncreon, leading US based supply chain solutions provider
- Convoy and Flexport Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide End-to-End Digitization for Shippers
- Zipline raises $250M at $2.75B valuation to build out its instant logistics service (TechCrunch)
- Tight Capacity on Shipping Lines Brings Record Rates, Delays (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Britain could face food shortages due to lorry driver crisis (Reuters)
- Concentrated Beer? Cutting Liquid before Shipping Also Cuts Its Carbon Footprint (Scientific American)
Since many folks are taking off today for the long July 4th weekend, I’ll reserve my comments for another day.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Beautiful Beaches” by James