Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 22, 2021)

Take 5 Empire State Buildings and stack them one on top of the other. Take a 6th one, cut it in half, and put it on top. You’ll end up with a skyscraper over 8,000 feet tall. Then grab a bicycle and ride to the top.

That’s essentially what I’ll be doing tomorrow, when I’ll climb over 8,000 ft across 83 miles on my bike at the Gran Fondo Hincapie ride in Greenville, SC. I’ll be joined by our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates Kelly McCauslin (BluJay/E2open) and Ralph Cisneros (Intel).

Why am I doing this? For my daughter Hannah and everyone living with type 1 diabetes. Until there’s a cure for T1D, there is no distance I won’t go, no mountain I won’t climb to raise money for JDRF and its mission to find a cure.

Thank you to our team sponsor BluJay Solutions (now part of E2open) and all of our friends and family who have already donated to the cause this year. I’m $3,150 short of my fundraising goal. If you’d like to donate, it’s not too late. You can make a tax-deductible donation via my donation page. No amount is too small. Thank you in advance for your support.

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:

I’m off to pick up my bike, which I shipped to a local bike shop in Greenville. Then I’m going for a short ride to make sure everything works, including my legs. I’ll share some pics and stories next week.

Have a happy weekend!

Song of the Week: “Big Machine” by Goo Goo Dolls