‘Tis the season for graduations.
My oldest daughter graduated from college last month. My youngest daughter will graduate from 8th grade this morning, which means I better get going.
So, without pomp and circumstance, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- “State of Logistics Report” shows out-of-sync supply chains battling sharply rising costs (Supply Chain Quarterly)
- US bans imports from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns (CNN)
- European Parliament Backs Broader Carbon Border Tax (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Transporeon launches Freight Matching for Forwarders, empowering freight forwarders to go digital
- FedEx and FourKites Announce Alliance to Make Supply Chains Work Smarter
- Planview Acquires Product Portfolio Analytics Leader Enrich
- Another strike at major German ports as pay negotiations break down again (The Loadstar)
- ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.5% in May
- U.K. Shipping Company Yodel Left Scrambling by ‘Cyber Incident’ (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Electric Trucks Get Boost From Multi-Megawatt Charging Stations (Bloomberg)
- Self-Driving Big Rigs Are Coming. Is America Ready? (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Survey Shows Worrying Increase in Number of Containers Lost at Sea (gCaptain)
- Vahak wants to improve the lives of India’s truck drivers (TechCrunch)
I commented earlier this week about the FourKites and FedEx news in “There’s No Supply Chain Visibility Silver Bullet.”
Regarding the news, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, that “The European Parliament approved legislation to tax imports based on the greenhouse gases emitted to make them,” we asked members of our Indago supply chain research community last June — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies — “How difficult would it be to accurately calculate the carbon emissions of your imported goods?” Check out “The Difficulty Of Measuring Scope 3 Emissions” for some insights from the research.
And with that, I’m out of time. Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Boxes” by Goo Goo Dolls