It’s Friday the 13th.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 13.3% year to date.
The Red Sox haven’t won their 13th game yet (they’re 11-20).
I’ve got 13 pennies in my car (they’ve been there for years).
My boys wear 13 on their baseball jerseys.
My wife was born on the 13th.
There are 13+3 supply chain headlines below.
- Rising Diesel Costs Are Straining U.S. Truckers, Shipping Operations (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Amazon’s surprising new delivery partners: Rural mom-and-pop shops (Recode)
- Duke Realty Rebuffs Prologis’s $24 Billion Bid as ‘Insufficient’ (Bloomberg)
- Stord Raises $120 Million as Brands Embrace Cloud Supply Chain to Replace Legacy Logistics Solutions and Disconnected Technologies
- Descartes and WeatherOptics Work Together to Improve Transportation Visibility and Risk Management
- SAP partners with Apple on digital supply chain apps (Supply Chain Digital)
- Kinaxis Announces Breakthrough in Advanced Supply Chain Analytics with Planning.AI
- Panasonic Announces Preparations for Stock Exchange Listing of its Supply Chain Management Business
- Zara starts charging shoppers for online returns (BBC)
- Kraft Heinz wants to solve its supply chain problems — in the metaverse (CNN)
- Global Shipping Trims the Sails Heading Into Economic Slowdown (Bloomberg)
- Cass Transportation Index Report April 2022
- Top trucking executives say freight recession is nowhere in sight (Supply Chain 24/7)
- Diesel inventories on East Coast tightened again last week (FreightWaves)
- Truckers Want More Trucks Than Industry Can Build (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Vietnam Apparel Plants Struggle as China Lockdowns Hit Supplies (Bloomberg)
It’s been a crazy busy week, so I’m taking time off this morning and going for a long bike ride. I’ll share my commentary next week.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Crack The Shutters” by Snow Patrol