I was in a fog most of last week.
Literally, in a fog. It descended on DownEast Maine like a blanket on Tuesday and lifted itself off slowly, patch by patch, on Thursday afternoon.
It was nice, just focusing on the near and now, completely disconnected from what was happening beyond the fog. No email. No television. No social media. No news. Just my wife, kids, and me enjoying each other’s company and nature’s beauty all around us.
It was nice, oh so nice.
I’ve been in a fog most of this week too, but more of a mental one. Getting back into the swing of things after vacation is always so difficult. It might take a few more days for my mental fog to lift, although to be honest, there’s a part of me that would like to stay in the fog, in the near and now, away from the noise beyond, forever.
In this week’s supply chain and logistics news…
- Amazon Plans to Open Large Retail Locations Akin to Department Stores (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Clock ticking for Christmas imports as West Coast congestion mounts (American Shipper)
- Walmart charters ships to ensure freight capacity, inventory for peak season (Supply Chain Dive)
- Tight ocean market, peak preparations drive strong demand for airfreight (Supply Chain Dive)
- Freight market demand grows as truck and trailer inventory shrinks: ACT (FleetOwner)
- Convoy: Introducing Power-Only for Private Fleets
- E2open’s Third-Quarter Technology Release Expands Connected Decisions Across All Partners for Increased Resiliency and Agility
- Latest Software Releases from BluJay Offer New Capabilities to Further Support Frictionless Global Trade
- Ryder and Waymo Enter PartnershipFocused on Autonomous Truck Maintenance — Sights Set on Scaling Operations Nationwide
- For Robot Trucks, Navigating Highways Is Just One Bump in the Road (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- ToolsGroup and Chainalytics Expand Digital Supply Chain Planning Partnership
I’ll share my commentary when the fog lifts. Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “When Tomorrow Comes” by Eurythmics